"Firefighters and numerous studies credit intensive forest thinning projects with helping save communities like those recently threatened near Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada, but dissent from some environmental advocacy groups is roiling the scientific community."
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"The Department of Energy on Friday announced a target of the equivalent of five million homes powered by community solar energy by 2025."Source: The Hill, 10/11/2021
"Global Witness, an environmental and human rights organization, sent undercover investigators to get the scoop"
"The police drove into the village of Watwat in SUVs during a rainstorm. It was late on a July night in 2019, and they’d come through the rainforest, armed with guns and metal bars.
Men and teenage boys were dragged out of bed, beaten and thrown into the mud. Some were arrested, held for weeks and interrogated about vandalizing palm trees, according to an investigative report by the advocacy group Global Witness.Source: Washington Post, 10/11/2021
"The United Nations’ top human rights body voted Friday to adopt a resolution recognizing the human right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment."Source: Inside Climate News, 10/11/2021
"World leaders attending the COP26 U.N. climate summit should focus not only on abandoning fossil fuels but also on setting ambitious goals to end deforestation - and expand funding and rules to drive forest protection, environmentalists are urging."Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 10/11/2021
"President Biden will restore full protections to three national monuments that had been slashed in size by former president Donald Trump, including Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah known for their stunning desert landscapes and historical treasures of Native American art and settlements as well as a rich fossil record, according to a statement from the White House on Thursday evening."Source: Washington Post, 10/08/2021
"Two dozen federal agencies flagged the biggest dangers posed by a warming planet. The list spreads across American society."Source: NYTimes, 10/08/2021
"Google said it will no longer display advertisements on YouTube videos and other content that promote inaccurate claims about climate change."Source: NYTimes, 10/08/2021
"The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, for their longstanding efforts to safeguard freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia."Source: CNN, 10/08/2021
"Planning continues for a $30 billion grid expansion across a wide swath of the central United States to help states and utilities accelerate the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy over the next 30 years. But before the region’s grid operator, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), can even approve an initial set of projects, the process is mired in a thorny debate over who will pay for them."Source: E&E News, 10/08/2021
"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is known for damming rivers and building levees to keep waterways at bay. But a new initiative seeks natural flood control solutions as climate change brings increasingly frequent and severe weather events that test the limits of concrete and steel."Source: AP, 10/08/2021
"No nation in the Mediterranean region has been hit harder by climate change than Turkey. But as heat and drought increase, Turkey is doubling down on water-intensive agriculture and development and spurring a water-supply crisis that is expected to get much worse."Source: YaleE360, 10/08/2021
"Top officials with the largest Native American tribe in the United States are renewing a request for congressional leaders to hold a field hearing before deciding on federal legislation aimed at limiting oil and gas development around Chaco Culture National Historical Park."Source: AP, 10/08/2021
"All your questions about COP26, the world's most important and confusing climate diplomatic process, answered."Source: Earther, 10/08/2021
"When weather disaster strikes, observers near and far ask the same question: Climate change—is it or isn’t it?" "Friederike Otto and her colleagues jump into action during heat waves, floods, and fires to pinpoint if global warming is to blame."Source: Bloomberg Green, 10/08/2021