Water & Oceans

"More Than Half Of Zimbabwean Population Will Need Food Aid, Cabinet Says"

"More than half of Zimbabwe's population will need food aid this year following a devastating drought that led to widespread crop failure as humanitarian organisations seek funding to save many from hunger, the country's cabinet heard late on Tuesday."

Source: Reuters, 05/16/2024

There's An Off-Season Viral Surge In California Wastewater. Is It Avian Flu?

"An unusual surge in flu viruses detected at wastewater treatment plants in California and other parts of the country is raising concerns among some experts that H5N1 bird flu may be spreading farther and faster than health officers initially thought."

Source: LA Times, 05/16/2024

"Trump Pledges To Scrap Offshore Wind Projects On ‘Day One’ Of Presidency"

"Donald Trump has vowed to immediately halt offshore wind energy projects “on day one” of a new term as US president, in his most explicit threat yet to the industry and the latest in a series of promises to undo key aspects of the transition to cleaner energy."

Source: Guardian, 05/15/2024

Tiny Pieces Of Plastic Pose One Of The Biggest Threats To Chicago River

"Wendella engineer Miguel Chavez climbed down a ladder and over a small dock to pull up a trap floating in the Chicago River near the Michigan Avenue Bridge. The size of a standard garbage can, the trap is designed to collect trash and can hold up to 44 pounds."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 05/14/2024

Alabama Uses Deed Covenants to Ward Off Flooding Claims From Black Residents

"Their land is bound forever. The deeds of three homeowners—Pastor Timothy Williams, Aretha Wright and Page Jones—all living in the historically Black Shiloh community of south Alabama, tell the tale. Restrictive covenants attached to their deeds limit the ability of current and future residents to file actions against the state."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/13/2024

Experts Blast CDC Over Failure To Test Sewage For H5N1 bird Flu Virus

"It emerged as a powerful tool for public health officers during the COVID-19 pandemic, when it was used to gauge the prevalence of coronavirus in communities across the nation. But wastewater surveillance — the testing of sewage for signs of pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2, poliovirus and mpox virus — has yet to be employed in the tracking of H5N1 bird flu virus."

Source: LA Times, 05/13/2024

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