People & Population

"In Florida, Python Hunters Stalk Their Targets In The Dark Of Night"

"Donna Kalil was creeping toward the end of the levee, heading out of the swampy wilderness and back to civilization, when she spotted it. There along the canal, nearly invisible amid the brush, was the elusive tan and brown pattern she’d been after all night. “Right there is one — python!” cried Kalil, 61, her voice rising above the honking frogs and chirping crickets of the Glades."

Source: Washington Post, 09/01/2023

Mindblowing: California Allows More Gas Storage At Aliso Canyon Leak Site

"State officials voted Thursday to let Southern California Gas Co. store far more fuel at the Aliso Canyon gas storage field, eight years after a record-breaking leak spewed more than 100,000 metric tons of planet-warming methane into the atmosphere and prompted thousands of San Fernando Valley residents to evacuate their homes for months."

Source: LA Times, 09/01/2023

Hurricane Idalia Could Become 2023’s Costliest Climate Disaster For US

"Hurricane Idalia could become the costliest climate disaster to hit the US this year, analysts say, with massive implications for the insurance and risk management industries."

Source: Guardian, 09/01/2023

"How To Get Into The Hottest Clubs In L.A. County — Community Gardens"

"They are some of the most exclusive clubs in town. Some people wait up to two years to become dues-paying members. And no, it’s not the swanky Jonathan Club or hip SoHo House — it’s your local community garden."

Source: LA Times, 08/28/2023

"Covid Closed the Nation’s Schools. Cleaner Air Can Keep Them Open."

"Scientists and educators are searching for ways to improve air quality in the nation’s often dilapidated school buildings."

"On a sunny afternoon in a cluttered music room at East High in Denver, two sophomores practiced violin while their music teacher, Keith Oxman, labored over a desk in an adjoining office.

The ceiling fans were off to prevent the sheet music from scattering. The windows were sealed shut. East High is Denver’s largest high school and among the oldest, and there is no modern ventilation system.

Source: NYTimes, 08/28/2023
August 29, 2023

Webinar: Climate and Conflict in the Middle East — Adaptation Opportunities for COP28

The Middle East Institute and the International Committee of the Red Cross will host a panel on the intersection of armed conflict and climate change and the impact on vulnerable communities in the Middle East, moderated by SEJ executive director Meaghan Parker. 10:00 a.m. ET.


"US Launches Program To Provide Electricity To More Native American Homes"

"The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday unveiled a new program to bring electricity to more homes in Native American communities as the Biden administration looks to funnel more money toward climate and renewable energy projects."

Source: AP, 08/17/2023


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