"Global warming is driving dangerous and disruptive flooding in underground rail systems around the world. Flooded tunnels and stations have disrupted service and stranded passengers in Boston, London, San Francisco, Taipei, Bangkok, Washington, D.C., and a host of other cities in recent years."
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- Source: NPR, 09/03/2021
"The centerpiece of Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to fight climate change passed its last regulatory hurdle Wednesday, in a hard-fought bid to make Pennsylvania the first major fossil fuel state to adopt a carbon pricing policy."Source: AP, 09/03/2021
"Threats to agriculture, construction and service workers could cause hefty annual setbacks to the U.S. economy - and more deaths - by mid-century, researchers warn".Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 09/03/2021
"Repeated shocks from hurricanes, fires and floods are pushing some rural communities, already struggling economically, to the brink of financial collapse."Source: NYTimes, 09/03/2021
"The largest battery storage facility in the world, located along Monterey Bay in California, has completed an expansion, demonstrating how storage systems can exist on a gigantic scale and can easily expand."Source: Inside Climate News, 09/03/2021
"The New York area was under a state of emergency on Thursday after the remnants of Hurricane Ida barreled into the region with furious, wind-driven rain that led to at least eight deaths, all but halted subway service and destroyed homes in New Jersey."Source: NYTimes, 09/02/2021
"Storm damage from Ida astounded officials on Wednesday three days after the powerful hurricane pounded southern Louisiana, as reconnaissance flights revealed entire communities devastated by winds and floods."Source: Reuters, 09/02/2021
"A fertilizer plant battered by Hurricane Ida belched highly toxic anhydrous ammonia into the air. Two damaged gas pipelines leaked isobutane and propylene, flammable chemicals that are hazardous to human health. And a plastic plant that lost power in the storm’s aftermath is emitting ethylene dichloride, yet another toxic substance."Source: NYTimes, 09/02/2021
"As climate change brings stronger droughts and hotter temperatures, wildfires are becoming a bigger threat around the world - including in places they have not been seen previously".Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 09/02/2021
"Britain is moving too slowly to vaccinate developing-country delegates hoping to travel to November's key U.N. climate talks, activists said, raising concerns they will not be able to afford expensive and putting their participation at risk."Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 09/02/2021
"Trump-era EPA appointees engaged in "considerable political level interference" on an assessment for a controversial "forever chemical," documents obtained by E&E News indicate."Source: E&E News, 09/02/2021
"Weather disasters are striking the world four to five times more often and causing seven times more damage than in the 1970s, the United Nations weather agency reports. But these disasters are killing far fewer people."Source: AP, 09/02/2021
"Long-term exposure to air pollution is linked to higher levels of illness and mortality even when air pollution levels are well below legal limits, according to a new study."Source: EHN, 09/02/2021
"Across the U.S. West this summer, helicopters buzz low, herding thousands of wild horses into gated areas. The roundups, made necessary by the devastating effects of wildfire and drought, show how climate change is endangering the iconic wild horses, livestock and other wildlife, according to ranchers, activists and the U.S. government."Source: Reuters, 09/02/2021
"Several years ago, a mysterious coral disease began decimating the Florida Reef. The only way to save the animals from extinction? An unprecedented mission to relocate them to facilities across the country."Source: Washington Post, 09/02/2021