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"More Than Half Of Zimbabwean Population Will Need Food Aid, Cabinet Says"

"More than half of Zimbabwe's population will need food aid this year following a devastating drought that led to widespread crop failure as humanitarian organisations seek funding to save many from hunger, the country's cabinet heard late on Tuesday."

Source: Reuters, 05/16/2024

There's An Off-Season Viral Surge In California Wastewater. Is It Avian Flu?

"An unusual surge in flu viruses detected at wastewater treatment plants in California and other parts of the country is raising concerns among some experts that H5N1 bird flu may be spreading farther and faster than health officers initially thought."

Source: LA Times, 05/16/2024

"New Mexico Loophole May Allow Record Methane Releases"

"In the first two months of the year, the pipeline company Targa Northern Delaware vented more climate-damaging natural gas from its operations in New Mexico than all other oil and gas producers in the state combined — 250% more, an amount equivalent to the carbon footprint of nearly 26,000 gasoline-powered cars driven for a year."

Source: Capital & Main, 05/16/2024

"As Insurers Around the US Bleed Cash From Climate Shocks, Homeowners Lose"

"The owner of this home in Iowa, a state once considered low-risk, was dropped by his insurance company last year. ... As climate change produces more extreme weather, insurers are losing money, even in states with low hurricane and wildfire danger."

Source: NYTimes, 05/15/2024

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