Water & Oceans

"In A Boiling World, Chief Heat Officers Battle 'Silent Killer'"

"As the era of "global boiling" spawns ever deadlier heatwaves, a handful of heat tsars are working with officials in cities from Miami to Melbourne in a race against time to cool urban heat traps and prevent tens of thousands of deaths."

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 05/22/2024

More Than A Third Of Amazon Rainforest Struggling To Recover From Drought

"More than a third of the Amazon rainforest is struggling to recover from drought, according to a new study that warns of a “critical slowing down” of this globally important ecosystem."

Source: Guardian, 05/21/2024

EPA Warns Of Increasing Cyberattacks On Water Systems, Urges Immediate Action

"Cyberattacks against water utilities across the country are becoming more frequent and more severe, the Environmental Protection Agency warned Monday as it issued an enforcement alert urging water systems to take immediate actions to protect the nation’s drinking water."

Source: AP, 05/21/2024

Coral Bleaching Near Record Globally Because Of Ocean Heat: Experts

"Ocean temperatures that have gone “crazy haywire” hot, especially in the Atlantic, are close to making the current global coral bleaching event the worst in history. It’s so bad that scientists are hoping for a few hurricanes to cool things off."

Source: AP, 05/17/2024

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