International

Should Rivers Have Same Legal Rights As Humans? More Voices Say Yes

"In early July, Bangladesh became the first country to grant all of its rivers the same legal status as humans. From now on, its rivers will be treated as living entities in a court of law. The landmark ruling by the Bangladeshi Supreme Court is meant to protect the world's largest delta from further degradation from pollution, illegal dredging and human intrusion."

Source: NPR, 08/05/2019

"Europe’s Heat Wave Is About To Bake The Arctic"

"On Friday, more temperature records are falling in Europe as the historic heat wave that brought the hottest weather ever recorded in Paris, London, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany shifts northward. In a few days, the weather system responsible for the heat wave will stretch all the way across the top of the globe."

Source: Washington Post, 07/29/2019

Oceans Are Melting Glaciers from Below Much Faster than Predicted: Study

"Tidewater glaciers are being ‘eaten away on both ends’ as global warming worsens, suggesting faster sea level rise and ice melt that can alter ocean ecosystems." "Beneath the ocean's surface, glaciers may be melting 10 to 100 times faster than previously believed, new research shows."

Source: InsideClimate News, 07/26/2019

Bikes Make Path for Local Environment Stories

When it comes to bringing environmental stories home to your audience, don’t soft-pedal the topic of bicycling. Bikes are a way in to the issue of climate, as well as health and infrastructure. The most recent TipSheet has more on why you can ride the bike beat for your local reporting

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