Climate Change

"Biden to Skip UN Climate Meeting as Issue Moves to ‘Back Burner’"

"President Joe Biden is set to miss a United Nations roundtable on climate action Wednesday afternoon in New York, stoking concern that other G-7 leaders will also forgo the session meant to help pave the way for international global warming negotiations later this year."

Source: Bloomberg, 09/21/2022

"State of Unease: Colorado Basin Tribes Without Water Rights"

"Garnett Querta slips on his work gloves as he shifts the big rig he’s driving into park. Within seconds, he unrolls a fire hose and opens a hydrant, sending water flowing into one of the plastic tanks on the truck’s flat bed."

Source: AP, 09/20/2022

"GOP’s Bad Blood Threatens Manchin Side Deal"

"Senate Republicans are threatening to sink Sen. Joe Manchin’s side deal on permitting reform, partly because they are still angry over the West Virginia Democrat’s flip-flop on the sweeping climate, health and tax bill that Congress passed last month."

Source: The Hill, 09/20/2022

"Climate Law Spurs CCS At New West Virginia Gas Plant"

"Competitive Power Ventures Inc. announced plans Friday to build a multibillion-dollar natural gas power plant in West Virginia with carbon capture technology, saying the project would not be possible without the new climate and energy law."

Source: E&E News, 09/20/2022

Vulnerable Nations Demand Global Tax To Pay For Climate Loss And Damage

"The world’s most vulnerable countries are preparing to take on the richest economies with a demand for urgent finance – potentially including new taxes on fossil fuels or flying – for the irrecoverable losses they are suffering from the climate crisis, leaked documents show."

Source: Guardian, 09/20/2022

Author Shares Unorthodox Look at the Ways of Water

How water moves through the global ecosystem and shapes our landscapes is the subject of a must-read new book by writer Erica Gies, according to BookShelf editor Tom Henry. A significant part of water’s story is how humanity invariably fails when trying to manipulate it. But hope may reside with Gies’ various “water detectives,” who explore how to “let water go where it wants to go.”

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