Disasters

"Crushed By Heatwaves, More Cities Are Hiring ‘Chief Heat Officers’"

"This week, another heat wave is scorching parts of the South and the southern Plains. Across the Atlantic, the United Kingdom is bracing for dangerously high temperatures as a crippling heat sweeps across Europe. Drought and wildfires have again battered parts of the West, even as much of the summer lies ahead."

Source: Washington Post, 07/20/2022

"Biden Could Declare Climate Emergency As Soon As This Week, Sources Say"

"President Biden is considering declaring a national climate emergency as soon as this week as he seeks to salvage his environmental agenda in the wake of stalled talks on Capitol Hill, according to three people familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the private deliberations."

Source: Washington Post, 07/19/2022

"Officials Suggest Pipeline Company Hid Problems After Spill"

"U.S. prosecutors suspect a Wyoming company of potentially concealing problems with a pipeline that broke in 2015 and spilled more than 50,000 gallons (240,000 liters) of crude into Montana’s Yellowstone River, fouling a small city’s drinking water supply, court filings show."

Source: AP, 07/15/2022
July 27, 2022

Dishing the Truth: How Conflict, Climate & COVID-19 Impact Food Systems

Tough crises threaten our global food systems, with potentially devastating consequences for human, animal and environmental health. Join Internews’ President Jeanne Bourgault for a conversation with journalist Thin Lei Win to discuss the global food shortage and how journalists can better cover it. 12:00-12:30 p.m. ET.

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