"Over Caves and Over Budget, Mexico’s Train Project Barrels Toward Disaster"

"Pitched as a way to develop the country’s poorest region, the Maya Train is threatened by a ballooning budget and rushed construction over fragile terrain. But Mexico’s president has refused to slow it down."

Source: NYTimes, 08/30/2022
August 30, 2022

Webinar: The Media, the Amazon and the 2022 Brazil Elections

Ahead of Brazil's 2022 elections, Smoke Signal socio environmental monitor invites journalists to the virtual launch of their new report "The Amazon and the Future of Brazil," showing politicians in nine Brazilian states supported dismantling of environmental policy to protect forests at the federal level. 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET.


"Billions in Feds’ Spending on Megafire Risks Seen as Misdirected"

"Congress is spending billions to save communities from Western megafires by thinning large swaths of forests even as scientists say climate change-driven drought and heat are too extreme for it to work. The money would be better spent thinning woods closest to homes and shoring up houses against embers raining down from firestorms, according to academics, former agency officials, and others who study wildfires."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 08/09/2022


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