"As the Blue Ridge Fire blazed across California's Orange County in 2020, O.P. Almaraz stared at the menacing glow on the horizon and evacuated his family to a hotel. The next morning, he walked out of his room into a jam-packed, buzzing, chaotic lobby."
People & Population
"Global temperatures are hitting new highs as the planet warms, with July 2023 the hottest month ever recorded. Rising heat means more dangerous work environments - especially for those who spend a lot of time outside."
"Increases in federal flood insurance premiums that are projected to surpass 700% over the coming years are already leading people to back out of home purchases and will likely lead to an exodus of residents and businesses from southern Louisiana, officials told a federal judge Thursday in New Orleans."
Meet SEJ member Emilio Godoy! Emilio has been a journalist since 1996. Based in Mexico, since 2007 Emilio has focused his work on the socio-economic and environmental effects of the climate crisis, the need to move towards a low-carbon economy, and sustainable development modalities in Mexico and Latin America.
"She and her team of volunteers brave extreme heat to search for people left behind on the perilous journey from Mexico to the U.S."
"More than 30 million low-income households that are eligible for federal funding to defray the cost of air conditioning have not received any money from a government program that was created to protect vulnerable people from dangerous temperatures, an E&E News analysis shows."
"On July 12, 2022, Stephan Goodwin left his home with a drawstring bag and a gallon of water, fleeing the voices in his head. He never came back."
"African leaders on Wednesday proposed new global taxes and reforms to international financial institutions to help fund climate change action in a declaration that will form the basis of their negotiating position at November's COP28 summit."
"When Preethi moved to Bengaluru in southern India 10 years ago after being kicked out of her family home for being transgender, she hoped for a better future."