Water & Oceans

"Gas Driller Pleads No Contest To Polluting Town’s Water"

"Pennsylvania’s most active gas driller pleaded no contest Tuesday to criminal charges, capping a landmark environmental case against a company that prosecutors say polluted a rural community’s drinking water 14 years ago and then tried to evade responsibility."

Source: AP, 12/01/2022

"CDC Expands Wastewater Testing For Polio To Michigan And Pennsylvania"

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding efforts to test wastewater to detect the polio virus in Philadelphia and the Detroit area, targeting communities at highest risk for the life-threatening and potentially disabling illness, officials said Wednesday."

Source: Washington Post, 12/01/2022

"U. S. to Pay Millions to Move Tribes Threatened by Climate Change"

"The Biden administration will give three Native tribes $75 million to move away from coastal areas or rivers, one of the nation’s largest efforts to date to relocate communities that are facing an urgent threat from climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 12/01/2022

"US to Auction Almost 1 Million Acres Off Alaska for Oil Drilling"

"The Biden administration plans to offer hundreds of thousands of acres off the coast of Alaska for new oil and gas drilling next month, a sale mandated in Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act to win the support of holdout West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin."

Source: Bloomberg Green, 11/29/2022

"U.N. Mission Joins Growing Calls to Label Great Barrier Reef ‘In Danger’"

"The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem and one of its most biodiverse, is under significant threat from climate change and should be placed on a list of world heritage sites in danger, a United Nations-backed mission has recommended."

Source: NYTimes, 11/29/2022

Corn Nourishes Hopi Identity, but Climate-Driven Drought Stresses Tribe

"Most Hopi grow corn with only the precipitation that falls on their fields, but two decades of drought have some of them testing the waters of irrigation and hoping they can preserve other customs with their harvests."

Source: Inside Climate News, 11/28/2022

"The Colorado River Compact Turns 100 Years Old. Is It Still Working?"

"The agreement didn’t consider the needs of Native Americans, Mexico or ecosystems. Since its signing, the river has dropped, demand has skyrocketed and states have failed to agree on how to share it."

Source: Inside Climate News, 11/28/2022

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