"What is arguably the world's most important satellite has launched to orbit from California. Landsat-9 is the continuation of a series of Earth-observing spacecraft stretching back almost 50 years."
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"One of the largest mining operations ever seen on Earth aims to despoil an ocean we are only barely beginning to understand".Source: Guardian, 09/28/2021
"Colorado saw its worst fire season last year, with the three largest fires in state history and more than 600,000 acres burned. But some of the effects didn’t appear until this July, when heavy rain pushed sediment from damaged forests down mountainsides, causing mudslides that shut down sections of Interstate 70 for almost two weeks."Source: Kaiser Health News, 09/28/2021
"A new report says that Edelman, the world’s largest independent PR company, has been working on an Exxon ad campaign to oppose climate regulations."Source: Earther, 09/28/2021
"A former Fox Business News host who works with climate denial groups is suing Facebook Inc. for fact-checking his global warming videos."Source: E&E News, 09/28/2021
"It’s a consequential week for President Joe Biden’s agenda, as Democratic leaders delicately trim back his $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” package to win over remaining lawmakers and work to quickly pass legislation to avoid a federal shutdown."Source: AP, 09/27/2021
"Vital United Nations climate talks, billed as one of the last chances to stave off climate breakdown, will not produce the breakthrough needed to fulfil the aspiration of the Paris agreement, key players in the talks have conceded."Source: Guardian, 09/27/2021
"New federal flood insurance rates that better reflect the real risks of climate change are coming. For some, premiums will rise sharply."Source: NYTimes, 09/27/2021
"People born today will suffer many times more extreme heatwaves and other climate disasters over their lifetimes than their grandparents, research has shown. The study is the first to assess the contrasting experience of climate extremes by different age groups and starkly highlights the intergenerational injustice posed by the climate crisis."Source: Guardian, 09/27/2021
"The National Defense Act Authorization (NDAA) passed by the House on Thursday night would require the Pentagon to factor in extreme weather risks and publish studies on a class of toxic “forever chemicals.”"Source: The Hill, 09/27/2021
"Young people around the world spilled into streets, city squares and local parks on Friday, following the call of Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, for the first big, in-person, coordinated climate protests since the start of the coronavirus pandemic."Source: Washington Post, 09/27/2021
"Prosecutors in Northern California on Friday charged power utility Pacific Gas & Electric with four counts of manslaughter and other felonies, alleging it failed to cut down a sickly tree that fell onto power lines and sparked a deadly wildfire."Source: Reuters, 09/27/2021
"President Biden announced six commissioners to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission today, after forcing several Trump administration appointees to step down in early September."Source: E&E News, 09/27/2021
"An administrative law judge has recommended that a Native American tribe in Washington state once again be allowed to hunt gray whales — a major step in its decades-long effort to resume the ancient practice."Source: AP, 09/27/2021
"When Hurricane Ida barreled into the Louisiana coast with near 150 mile-per-hour winds on Aug. 30, it left a trail of destruction. The storm also triggered the most oil spills detected from space after a weather event in the Gulf of Mexico since the federal government started using satellites to track spills and leaks a decade ago."Source: NYTimes, 09/27/2021