Climate Change

Hawaiian Electric, Others Agree To Proposed $4B Maui Wildfire Deal: Report

"Hawaiian Electric Industries and other defendants in lawsuits over the Maui wildfires in Hawaii have tentatively agreed to pay more than $4 billion in settlement amount, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter."

Source: Reuters, 07/19/2024

"US Court Overturns Alaska Oil Lease Sale In A Win For Environmentalists"

"A federal court in Alaska overturned on Tuesday night an oil and gas lease sale that had been mandated by the Biden administration's signature climate law as part of a political compromise, on grounds that the U.S. government violated the law when holding the sale."

Source: Reuters, 07/19/2024

"New York City Bill Would Mandate Air-Conditioning for Tenants"

"As New York City endures its third heat wave of the year, a city councilman plans to introduce a bill this week that would require landlords to buy, install and maintain air-conditioning units or cooling systems for tenants during the summer, with fines of up to $1,250 per day for noncompliance."

Source: NYTimes, 07/19/2024

"How A Republican Election Sweep Could Transform U.S. Climate Policy"

"President Biden’s signature environmental actions could be reversed if the GOP takes control of the House, Senate and White House. The EPA and other agencies could see their budgets slashed."

Source: Washington Post, 07/19/2024
July 25, 2024

SciLine Experts on Camera: Landslide Risks With Dr. Daniel Sturmer

Part of Sciline's "experts on camera" series, U of Cincinnati's Dr. Daniel Sturmer will be available from 1-3 p.m. ET for 15-minute 1-on-1 Zoom interviews. He can discuss landslide causes, management and risks, and how climate change impacts those risks and increases difficulty in forecasting. 

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