"A coalition of environmental groups has called for a pivotal climate conference to be postponed amid concern that many of those most affected by global warming won’t be able to attend because of the continuing threat from COVID-19."
EJToday: Top Headlines
EJToday is a daily weekday digest of top environment/energy news and information of interest to environmental journalists, independently curated by Editor Joseph A. Davis. Sign up below to receive in your inbox each weekday. Email EJToday at EJToday@SEJ.org. And be sure to follow the latest from EJToday on Twitter on @EJTodayNews.
Note: Members have additional options to choose from (you'll need your log-in info).
- Source: AP, 09/08/2021
"As the African island nation experiences a food-security crisis driven by global warming, researchers say it is an alarm bell for the world."Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 09/08/2021
"Shoppers drawn to sustainable, humanely raised meat and dairy products could be forgiven for thinking the nation’s big food companies have turned away from the industrial farming practices that have long dominated American agriculture." "A flurry of litigation by advocacy groups seeks to combat what they say is a rise in deceptive marketing by food giants."Source: NYTimes, 09/08/2021
"Toyota Motor Corp said on Tuesday it expected to spend more than $13.5 billion by 2030 to develop batteries and its battery supply system, in a bid to take a lead in the key automotive technology over the next decade."Source: Reuters, 09/08/2021
"Study finds agriculture and pesticide use threaten relatives of world’s most important crops, considered crucial to food security".Source: Guardian, 09/08/2021
"President Joe Biden will visit New York and New Jersey on Tuesday to view the destruction wrought by last week's Hurricane Ida, which has left at least 57 dead and four missing in the eastern United States."Source: Reuters, 09/07/2021
"The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday it was investigating nearly 350 reports of oil spills in and along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico in the wake of Hurricane Ida."Source: Reuters, 09/07/2021
"Global warming is affecting people's health — and world leaders need to address the climate crisis now as it can't wait until the COVID-19 pandemic is over, editors of over 230 medical journals warned Sunday evening."Source: Axios, 09/07/2021
"A massive flood protection system built around New Orleans helped save it from flooding during Hurricane Ida. Surrounding communities, which weren’t so lucky, want their own system."Source: NYTimes, 09/07/2021
"A new report ranked Baltimore last among five cities studied for recycling rates. But the problem lies with plastic itself: Most of it never gets recycled."Source: Inside Climate News, 09/07/2021
"The North Platte River in southern Wyoming has been so low in places lately that a toddler could easily wade across and thick mats of olive-green algae grow in the lazy current."Source: AP, 09/07/2021
"A major maritime industry association on Monday backed plans for a global surcharge on carbon emissions from shipping to help fund the sector’s shift toward climate-friendly fuels."Source: AP, 09/07/2021
"Fire season has become a hard-to-breathe reality in much of the western United States. But the blazes may affect more than air quality or even human lungs. A recent study attributes as many as 7,000 preterm births in California to wildfire smoke exposure."Source: Washington Post, 09/07/2021
"Governments around the world gave 20% more in overseas aid funding to fossil fuel projects in 2019 and 2020 than to programmes to cut the air pollution they cause."Source: Guardian, 09/07/2021
"Cryptocurrencies have emerged as one of the most captivating, yet head-scratching, investments in the world. They soar in value. They crash. ... And in the process of simply existing, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, one of the most popular, use astonishing amounts of electricity."Source: NYTimes, 09/07/2021