Disasters

"Hurricane Delta Inflicts New Damage On Storm-Weary Louisiana"

"LAKE CHARLES, La. — Ripping tarps from already damaged roofs and scattering debris piled by roadsides, Hurricane Delta inflicted a new round of destruction on Louisiana as it struck communities still reeling after Hurricane Laura took a similar path just six weeks earlier."

Source: AP, 10/12/2020

Watchdog Dings Trump Administration For Pandemic Relief For Oil Companies

"The Trump administration mismanaged its efforts to provide relief to oil and gas producers during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, failing to ensure aid went to those that needed it, according to a new congressional report.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan watchdog office of Congress, said the government flouted its own goals when giving struggling producers a break this spring on payments to the government for oil and gas pumped from federal lands.

Source: Washington Post, 10/09/2020

"Forests: Concerns Grow About Herbicide Use In Wildfires' Wake"

"First, the wildfires came to California and Oregon, scorching hundreds of thousands of acres of national forests. Next, weeds will sprout on those blackened lands. They'll be followed quickly by chemical weedkillers like glyphosate, as the Forest Service tries to make trees grow again."

Source: E&E News, 10/09/2020

Japan Fishers Oppose 'Catastrophic' Release Of Fukushima Water To Ocean

"Japanese fish industry representatives on Thursday urged the government not to allow the release at sea of tonnes of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant, saying it would undo years of work to restore their reputation."

Source: Reuters, 10/08/2020

Hurricane Delta Makes Landfall In Yucatan As Cat 2, Heads For Louisiana

"Hurricane Delta made landfall early Wednesday morning on the Yucatan peninsula as a Category 2 storm, forecasters said. The storm is now heading into the Gulf of Mexico, where it is expected to strengthen on its path toward Louisiana."

Source: Nola.com, 10/07/2020

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