"With prices surging worldwide for heating oil, natural gas and other fuels, the U.S. government said Wednesday it expects households to see their heating bills jump as much as 54% compared to last winter."
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"Almost 90% of the 180 recognized RNA viruses that can harm humans are zoonotic in origin. But disease biosurveillance of the world’s wildlife markets and legal trade is largely absent, putting humanity at significant risk."Source: Mongabay, 10/15/2021
"A coalition of federal agencies on Thursday warned that hackers are targeting the water and wastewater treatment sectors, strongly recommending that organizations take steps to protect themselves."Source: The Hill, 10/15/2021
"Public health officials have told residents of Canada’s northernmost capital not to use tap water for drinking and cooking because of suspected fuel contamination in the city’s water supply."Source: Washington Post, 10/15/2021
"House Democrats began Thursday making the case for stricter regulation of thousands of abandoned wells, platforms and pipelines off the U.S. coasts following one of the biggest off-shore spills in California in nearly 30 years."Source: Bloomberg, 10/15/2021
"The EPA announced the creation of two internal scientific advisory panels after whistleblower accounts of internal corruption."Source: The Intercept, 10/15/2021
"Dwindling populations of the American bumblebee and their complete disappearance from eight states has led to a call for the bee to be placed under the Endangered Species Act before they face extinction."Source: USA TODAY, 10/15/2021
"Dozens of Indigenous leaders held a sit-in Thursday at the Interior Department in Washington, D.C., in an effort to stop the extractive fossil fuel industries."Source: Indian Country Today, 10/15/2021
"A new forecast shows a near-tripling of global storage capacity in 2021 compared to 2020, which also was a record year."Source: Inside Climate News, 10/15/2021
"Spend some time around the shell-shocked journalists at the Tribune these days, and you’ll hear the same question over and over: How did it come to this?"Source: The Atlantic, 10/15/2021
"The Biden administration unveiled plans to develop large, grid-transforming offshore wind farms along much of the U.S. coastline in the coming years, a major effort to invest in renewable energy and combat the growing impacts of climate change."Source: HuffPost, 10/14/2021
"As of Wednesday, more than 100 countries have signed on to the so-called Kunming Declaration to protect biodiversity."Source: DW, 10/14/2021
"California firefighters are battling flames and strong winds as they tackle the Alisal Fire, which has shut down a section of the iconic Highway 101 and Amtrak lines in Santa Barbara County."Source: CNN, 10/14/2021
"The International Energy Agency is urging governments to make stronger commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions at an upcoming U.N. climate summit, warning the world is not on track to meet environmental goals and that new investment in clean energy was needed to “jolt the energy system onto a new set of rails.”"Source: AP, 10/14/2021
"The legislation aimed at regulating North Carolina’s huge and largely unregulated poultry industry seemed modest in scope, ... But as the legislative session in Raleigh came to a close in July, the bill had moved not an inch—and no one was surprised."Source: Inside Climate News, 10/14/2021