Southwest (AZ NM OK TX)

Border Wall Water Use Threatens Endangered Species, Enviros Say

"A government assessment recently obtained by an environmental group appears to link a well the group says is used in U.S.-Mexico border wall construction to low water levels in wildlife habitats at an Arizona refuge with endangered species."

Source: The Hill, 08/12/2020

"Climate Change Fuels U.S. Dust Storms With Dire Health Consequences"

"Dust storms—those billowing walls of sand and dirt often seen seen in the more arid regions of the world—doubled in the American Southwest between the 1990s to 2000s." "Respiratory ICU admissions spike in the wake of such storms, which are becoming more common across the American Southwest."

Source: Bloomberg, 07/03/2020

Using Data Sources To Track Climate-Driven Mayhem at Superfund Sites

Hazardous waste and floodwaters don’t typically mix well together. So when a Michigan dam recently burst, and flooded not just the local community, but also threatened a nearby Superfund site, it prompted Reporter’s Toolbox to look at how environmental journalists could track similar threats in their areas, especially as climate change raises the risks of similar disasters.

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