"These secretive investment companies have pumped billions of dollars into fossil fuel projects, buying up offshore platforms, building new pipelines and extending lifelines to coal power plants."
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- Source: NYTimes, 10/14/2021
"The auto industry’s move to electric cars could encounter hiccups caused by a shortage of nickel — one of the most widely used minerals for EV batteries — as soon as 2026, according to research from consultancy Rystad Energy."Source: E&E News, 10/14/2021
"EPA is set to ramp up scrutiny of facilities that do not currently report releases of a toxic gas as the Biden administration beefs up its environmental justice agenda."Source: E&E News, 10/14/2021
"A hardworking nonprofit uses simple tech, a team of volunteers, and a grand vision to harness garbage from the rivers of Bali, Indonesia."Source: Hakai, 10/14/2021
"In California, dissipating “June gloom” could bring a dismal future for some of the state’s redwoods and Torrey pines."Source: Inside Climate News, 10/14/2021
"The state of Michigan has told a majority-Black city not to use tap water for drinking, bathing, or cooking “out of an abundance of caution” because of lead contamination. Residents of Benton Harbor, three hours west of Detroit, have been dealing with poisoned water for at least three years, and experts say that state and local officials have not done enough to help...."Source: The Root, 10/13/2021
"Old oil and gas sites are a climate menace. Meet the company that owns more of America’s decaying wells than any other."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 10/13/2021
"In the past two years, California has found itself under siege from more large-scale fires burning with greater intensity than at any time on record. Giant blazes are tearing across the state with greater speed and frequency, destroying towns and sending smoke hurtling hundreds of miles away. Nine of California’s 20 largest fires have occurred since 2020, according to Cal Fire, the state’s firefighting agency."Source: NYTimes, 10/13/2021
"Nearly a quarter of the nation’s road miles are at risk of becoming impassable during a flood, according to a groundbreaking new study that documents the surprising vulnerability of key U.S. facilities such as roads, hospitals and power plants."Source: E&E News, 10/13/2021
"At least 85 percent of the global population has experienced weather events made worse by climate change, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change."Source: Washington Post, 10/13/2021
"A group of climate lawyers has urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for his alleged attacks on the Amazon, which they say amount to 'crimes against humanity.'"Source: CNN, 10/13/2021
"Toxic chemicals known as PFAS exist in almost 42,000 sites around the U.S., according to research released on Tuesday by the Environmental Working Group."Source: The Hill, 10/13/2021
"Utah’s iconic Great Salt Lake, long neglected by regulators, is collapsing due to a historic drought and climate change."Source: E&E News, 10/13/2021
"Through the first nine months of 2021, the U.S. has endured 18 separate weather and climate disasters that have cost at least $1 billion, according to the latest report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information."Source: Washington Post, 10/13/2021
"Green fields of alfalfa and cotton rolled past as Brad Robinson drove through the desert valley where his family has farmed with water from the Colorado River for three generations. Stopping the truck, he stepped onto a dry, brown field where shriveled remnants of alfalfa crunched under his boots."Source: LA Times, 10/13/2021