People & Population

"Columbia River's Salmon Are at the Core of Ancient Religion"

"James Kiona stands on a rocky ledge overlooking Lyle Falls where the water froths and rushes through steep canyon walls just before merging with the Columbia River. His silvery ponytail flutters in the wind, and a string of eagle claws adorns his neck."

Source: AP, 08/19/2022

CDC Plans An ‘Ambitious’ Agency Overhaul To Address Covid Missteps

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency that has had its reputation battered by a series of missteps in the Covid-19 pandemic, and a slow response to the monkeypox outbreak, will undergo an “ambitious” overhaul, Director Rochelle Walensky announced Wednesday."

Source: STAT, 08/18/2022

"Wind-Whipped Fire Leaves Northern California Hamlet In Ashes"

"A week ago, the scenic Northern California hamlet of Klamath River was home to about 200 people and had a community center, post office and a corner grocery store. Now, after a wildfire raged through the forested region near the Oregon state line, four people are dead and the store is among the few buildings not reduced to ashes."

Source: AP, 08/04/2022
July 28, 2022

Sciline Media Briefing: High Heat and Health

SciLine’s next media briefing will focus on the physical and mental health effects of experiencing extreme heat for different demographic groups, including children and vulnerable adults such as the elderly and outdoor workers. 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET, including Q&A.

July 27, 2022

Dishing the Truth: How Conflict, Climate & COVID-19 Impact Food Systems

Tough crises threaten our global food systems, with potentially devastating consequences for human, animal and environmental health. Join Internews’ President Jeanne Bourgault for a conversation with journalist Thin Lei Win to discuss the global food shortage and how journalists can better cover it. 12:00-12:30 p.m. ET.


"Hawaii National Park Gets Land Where Ancient Villages Stood"

"Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island was given new land on Tuesday in a deal that will protect and manage a pristine white sand beach and ocean bay area that is home to endangered and endemic species and to rare, culturally significant Native Hawaiian artifacts."

Source: AP, 07/13/2022

Caregivers of Seniors, Disabled Trained for Climate Disasters

"A pilot program in California is offering tools and emergency response training to caregivers, who often find themselves on the front lines of wildfires, hurricanes or other natural disasters."

"Brian Smith was getting ready for work one Thursday in 2018 when he was jolted by loud raps on the window and poked his head out the door to see his neighbors running from house to house yelling, “Fire!”

Source: Inside Climate News, 07/13/2022


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