"The Biden administration and Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday announced a joint effort to bring offshore wind energy to the Pacific Ocean along the California coast."
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"The Biden administration is moving forward with mandatory cybersecurity requirements for pipelines, according to a person briefed on the plans, following the ransomware attack earlier this month that paralyzed the biggest fuel pipeline in the nation."Source: Bloomberg, 05/26/2021
"A bipartisan bill to fund highways, roads, and bridges set to be considered on Wednesday perpetuates the U.S. transportation system’s entrenched safety, sustainability, and inequality problems, advocacy groups say. The $303.5 billion highway bill that the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is scheduled to mark up would boost funding by 34% compared with the last long-term surface transportation law."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/26/2021
"The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals this month ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to go back and reconsider its lead hazard standards for homes—again."Source: Inside Climate News, 05/26/2021
"In nearly every major city in the U.S., people of color are exposed to more extreme urban heat than white people, a new study found."Source: AP, 05/26/2021
"On red-dirt pastureland on the southern edge of the Navajo Nation, El Pahi stands beside what looks like a child’s science experiment, but on a larger scale."Source: Arizona Republic, 05/26/2021
"The Department of Health announced this week that Little Alabama Bayou, about 20 miles west of Baton Rouge, has fish with unsafe levels of mercury, a heavy metal that can stunt brain development and inflict long-term damage on the kidneys and heart. The bayou runs through the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area, a popular fishing destination."Source: nola.com, 05/26/2021
"The White House is providing fresh details of a major satellite program that administration officials call poised to reveal vital information about climate change and extreme weather events."Source: Axios, 05/26/2021
"Pope Francis launched an initiative on Tuesday to make Catholic institutions ranging from families to universities to businesses environmentally sustainable in seven years, saying a "predatory attitude" toward the planet must end."Source: Reuters, 05/26/2021
"Vampire bats could soon make their way into the United States from Mexico due to climate change and development, scientists say."Source: WUSF, 05/26/2021
"Administration will also launch NASA initiative aimed at collecting better climate data"
"President Biden announced Monday that he was doubling the amount of money the U.S. government will spend helping communities get set for extreme weather events, proclaiming the need for full readiness as he visited government workers and told them to prepare for another season of natural disasters.Source: Washington Post, 05/25/2021
"Danny Fenster, an American journalist working in Myanmar, was detained today by local authorities and prevented from leaving the country."Source: Mongabay, 05/25/2021
"The atrazine wars offer a cautionary tale for scientists whose work triggers blowback by regulated industries, and lessons for protecting scientific integrity."Source: Inside Climate News, 05/25/2021
"Guam may pursue a Superfund cost recovery claim against the federal government for a $160 million landfill cleanup as its action was timely, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday in a significant victory for the territory."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/25/2021
"A floating mat of muck on the surface of Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp, home to rare carnivorous pitcher plants, blooming lilies and countless alligators and insects, looks like any other patch of mud from a distance."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/25/2021