Natural Resources

"US Warns Of Environmental Disaster From Cargo Ship Hit By Huthi Rebels"

"A cargo ship abandoned in the Gulf of Aden after an attack by Yemeni rebels is taking on water and has left a huge oil slick, in an environmental disaster that US Central Command said Friday could get worse."

Source: AFP, 02/26/2024

"Rain Comes to the Arctic, With a Cascade of Troubling Changes"

"Rain used to be rare in the Arctic, but as the region warms, so-called rain-on-snow events are becoming more common. The rains accelerate ice loss, trigger flooding, landslides, and avalanches, and create problems for wildlife and the Indigenous people who depend on them."

Source: YaleE360, 02/26/2024

100s Coming To Tahiti For Olympic Surfing. Can It Protect Its Way Of Life?

"Peva Levy said he felt a powerful, natural energy known as “mana” when he surfed Teahupo’o’s waves on a piece of plywood for the first time, rushing down a crumbling white surf in front of an untouched volcanic beach several years before the steady streams of surfers started arriving when the village got its first asphalt road over fifty years ago."

Source: AP, 02/22/2024

‘Reactivating’ Floodplains Along Rivers Can Be A Water Solution For Calif.

"California has lost most of its natural wetlands as rivers have been cut off from their natural floodplains. And it’s pretty remarkable what can be achieved when rivers are given space to reconnect with floodplains."

Source: LA Times, 02/22/2024

Enbridge Wants Line 5 Shutdown Order Overturned on Tribal Land in Wisc.

"A “Hail Mary” legal tactic by the pipeline company invokes a 1977 pipeline treaty between the U.S. and Canada. The Bad River Band says the treaty is superseded by 1854 tribal treaty rights."

Source: Inside Climate News, 02/22/2024

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