Water & Oceans

"Death Toll Rises Following Historic Flooding In Australia"

"Recovery efforts are beginning in Australia following days of excessive rainfall across the states of Queensland and New South Wales in eastern Australia that left thousands of properties and entire neighborhoods underwater. More rain is on the way for some of the hardest-hit areas, AccuWeather forecasters warn."

Source: AccuWeather, 03/03/2022

"Major Hurdle Cleared In Plan To Demolish 4 California Dams"

"Federal regulators on Friday issued a draft environmental impact statement saying there were significant benefits to a plan to demolish four massive dams on Northern California’s Klamath River to save imperiled migratory salmon, setting the stage for the largest dam demolition project in U.S. history."

Source: AP, 03/01/2022

"After a Shaky Start, Airborne Wind Energy Is Slowly Taking Off"

"Numerous companies are developing technologies, such as large kites, that can harvest wind energy up to a half-mile above ground. While still in its nascent stages, airborne wind power could potentially be used in remote locations or flying from barges far offshore."

Source: YaleE360, 02/28/2022

"Chicken Frenzy: A State Awash in Hog Farms Faces a Poultry Boom"

"Long home to industrial hog facilities, North Carolina has seen a huge increase in large-scale poultry farms, with more than 1,000 added in 2020 alone. The state scarcely regulates the poultry industry and its waste, which threatens waters in low-wealth communities of color."

Source: YaleE360, 02/28/2022

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