People & Population

Tribes Accuse Calif. Water Board Of Discrimination And Urge EPA Oversight

"A coalition of California tribes and environmental justice groups filed a civil rights complaint Friday against the State Water Resources Control Board, charging it with discriminatory water management practices that it says have led to the ecological decline of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta."

Source: LA Times, 12/19/2022

Illinois Failed To Act on PFAS in Mississippi River For Over a Decade

"Alarmed by the threats to public health, Minnesota officials pressured 3M to dramatically reduce pollution released into the Mississippi River at its manufacturing plant southeast of Minneapolis-St. Paul, where the global conglomerate pioneered the highly toxic, almost indestructible chemicals after World War II."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 12/19/2022

China’s Return To Wildlife Farming Risks Global Health And Biodiversity

"China appears to be weakening its post-Covid restrictions on the farming of wildlife such as porcupines, civets and bamboo rats, which raises a new risk to public health and biodiversity, warn NGOs and experts."

Source: Guardian, 12/16/2022

"Ladakh Herders Endeavor To Save Future on Climate Frontier"

"Nomad Tsering Angchuk vows to stay put in his remote village in India’s Ladakh region. His two sons and most of his fellow villagers have migrated to a nearby urban settlement but Angchuk is determined to herd his flock of fine cashmere-producing goats in the treeless Kharnak village, a hauntingly beautiful but unforgiving, cold mountainous desert."

Source: AP, 12/14/2022

"Parched Peru Is Restoring Pre-Incan Dikes To Solve Its Water Problem"

"On a mountainside high above Peru’s capital, Javier Obispo pauses from the backbreaking work of renovating an amuna. The abandoned irrigation dike distributed water before Europeans came to South America."

Source: Washington Post, 12/13/2022

Children Dying In Somalia As Climate-Driven Food Catastrophe Worsens

"More than 200,000 Somalis are suffering catastrophic food shortages and many are dying of hunger, with that number set to rise to over 700,000 next year, according to an analysis by an alliance of U.N. agencies and aid groups."

Source: Reuters, 12/13/2022

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