Water & Oceans

"Flooded Brazil 'Ghost Town' A Climate Warning To World, UN Advisor Says"

"Record floods that killed over 170 people and displaced half a million in southern Brazil are a warning sign of more disasters to come throughout the Americas because of climate change, an official at the United Nations' refugee agency said on Tuesday."

Source: Reuters, 06/26/2024

"Minnesota’s Rapidan Dam At Risk Of Failing As Floods Hit Midwest"

"Rising waters on the Blue Earth River in Minnesota washed out a portion of the Rapidan Dam near the town of Mankato, 50 miles southwest of Minneapolis, as floods inundated parts of the Midwest."

Source: Washington Post, 06/26/2024

Florida Reefs Are In Trouble. Is The Answer Coral From The Caribbean?

"Off the northern coast of Honduras, thick stands of endangered elkhorn coral have mysteriously defied warming oceans fueled by climate change to blanket the reef with healthy, cocoa-brown colonies branching toward the water’s surface like antlers."

Source: NPR, 06/24/2024

Pulling Back the Curtain on the Plunder of the Planet

“Pitfall: The Race to Mine the World’s Most Vulnerable Places,” a new work by investigative journalist Christopher Pollon, offers a sweeping global view of how the mining industry profits, despite causing vast environmental losses and failing to acknowledge Indigenous ownership or rights to the land it mines. BookShelf’s Melody Kemp lauds Pollon’s searing observations and investigations. Read her review.

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July 3, 2024

DEADLINE: IJNR Workshop on Water Infrastructure

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources invites journalists to apply by Jul 3 for this workshop, August 11-14, 2024, exploring how we move, treat and price our most vital resource in Chicagoland, northwestern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. IJNR covers all program expenses.

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Enviros Want Florida Freshwater In The Everglades, Not Dumped At Coasts

"Environmental groups want to use engineered wetlands to help replenish the river of grass and address toxic algae. The state’s politically powerful sugar growers say those wetlands are for their own polluted water."

Source: Inside Climate News, 06/20/2024

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