Water & Oceans

Drought Fuels Wildfire Concerns As Canada Braces For Another Intense Summer

"As widespread drought raises expectations for a repeat of last year’s ferocious wildfire season, response teams across Canada are grappling with the rapidly changing face of fire in a warming climate."

Source: Yale Climate Connections, 05/13/2024

EPA Closes Racial Probes Into Jackson Water, Finds ‘Insufficient Evidence’

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) closed its civil rights probes into the water crisis in Jackson, Miss., saying there was “insufficient evidence” to say that the state discriminated against residents on the basis of race."

Source: The Hill, 05/10/2024

"The Surging Demand For Data Is Guzzling Virginia’s Water"

"In recent years, these data centers have been rapidly expanding in the United States. But the gargantuan facilities do more than keep cloud servers running — they also guzzle absurd amounts of water to run cooling systems that protect their components from overheating."

Source: Grist, 05/09/2024
May 17, 2024

Reporter’s Notebook: The Making of “The Gen Z Water Dealmaker,” a Podcast About the Colorado River Negotiations

Join Luke Runyon, Co-Director of The Water Desk at the University of Colorado-Boulder's Center for Environmental Journalism and President of SEJ's Board of Directors, for a conversation with LAist's Emily Guerin about narrative storytelling on the Colorado River, and how the story relates to our ability to adapt to a changing climate. 3pm ET.

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"After 13 Years, No End in Sight for Caribbean Sargassum Invasion"

"The growing invasion of sargassum in the Caribbean has impacted the quality of life of the islands' residents. But local governments have failed to coordinate an international response to problem."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/08/2024

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