Disasters

"Study Says It’s Likely A Warmer World Made Deadly Dubai Downpours Heavier"

"Circumstantial evidence points to climate change as worsening the deadly deluge that just flooded Dubai and other parts of the Persian Gulf, but scientists didn’t discover the definitive fingerprints of greenhouse gas-triggered warming they have seen in other extreme weather events, a new report found."

Source: AP, 04/29/2024

Alabama Coal Mine Keeps Digging Under Community After Fines and Explosion

"Following the death of a grandfather, Crimson Oak Grove Resources has left a community afraid for their homes and lives. An expert warns one resident may need to evacuate her home while she still can."

Source: Inside Climate News, 04/26/2024

EPA Faulted for Wasting Millions, Spread of Superfund Site Contamination

"The Environmental Protection Agency may have wasted or risked millions of dollars by failing to prevent the spread of contamination hazardous to human health at a Superfund site in Pensacola, Florida, an agency watchdog report found."

Source: Inside Climate News, 04/25/2024

"New Government Heat Risk Tool Sets Magenta As Most Dangerous Level"

"The National Weather Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday — Earth Day — presented a new online heat risk system that combines meteorological and medical risk factors with a seven-day forecast that’s simplified and color-coded for a warming world of worsening heat waves."

Source: AP, 04/24/2024

"Unstable Nuclear-Waste Dams Threaten Fertile Central Asia Heartland"

"Dams holding vast amounts of uranium mine tailings above the fertile Fergana valley in Central Asia are unstable, threatening a possible Chernobyl-scale nuclear disaster if they collapse that would make the region uninhabitable, studies have revealed."

Source: Reuters, 04/24/2024

"Biden Admin Vows To Restore 8M Acres Of Wetlands"

"The Biden administration announced a goal Tuesday to protect and restore 8 million acres of wetlands over the next six years in an effort to counter development pressures and recently weakened federal regulations."

Source: E&E News, 04/24/2024

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