People & Population

Florida Lawmakers Want To Eliminate Local Heat Protection Rules For Workers

"A measure that will ban local governments from passing heat-protection ordinances inspired strong emotions from the public Thursday, but lawmakers approved the bill backed by big business interests."

Source: Florida Phoenix, 02/27/2024

TX Railroad Commission Approves Toxic Waste Ponds Next to Baptist Camp

"Texas regulators recently authorized a company to operate ponds to store and recycle millions of gallons of oilfield wastewater laced with toxic chemicals next to a Baptist summer camp in the Permian Basin."

Source: Inside Climate News, 02/27/2024

"How A Northwest Tribe Is Escaping A Rising Ocean"

"In a mossy stretch of forest on Washington state's outer coast, streets and sidewalks have appeared in recent weeks, representing the future of the Quinault Indian Nation. The coastal tribe has spent a decade trying to move its villages out of reach of a rising Pacific Ocean and its tsunamis."

Source: KUOW, 02/23/2024

100s Coming To Tahiti For Olympic Surfing. Can It Protect Its Way Of Life?

"Peva Levy said he felt a powerful, natural energy known as “mana” when he surfed Teahupo’o’s waves on a piece of plywood for the first time, rushing down a crumbling white surf in front of an untouched volcanic beach several years before the steady streams of surfers started arriving when the village got its first asphalt road over fifty years ago."

Source: AP, 02/22/2024

Green Power Would Save Infant Lives, Help Millions Of Kids Breathe: Report

"The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) and clean power could save infants’ lives and help millions of children breathe easier, according to new research from the American Lung Association."

Source: The Hill, 02/22/2024
March 3, 2024

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