Water & Oceans

"Sanctioned Tankers Pose Rising Environmental Risk In Mediterranean"

"Unregulated tankers sidestepping Western sanctions are posing a bigger risk to the Mediterranean region and Greece is undertaking more protective measures to safeguard its coast, the country's shipping minister told Reuters on Tuesday."

Source: Reuters, 06/05/2024

"Deadly Floods in Brazil Were Worsened by Climate Change, Study Finds"

"Human-caused warming has doubled the chances that southern Brazil will experience extreme, multiday downpours like the ones that recently caused disastrous flooding there, a team of scientists said on Monday. The deluges have killed at least 172 people and displaced more than half a million residents from their homes."

Source: NYTimes, 06/04/2024

"Atlanta Remains Under State Of Emergency Amid Ongoing Water Troubles"

"Atlanta remains under a state of emergency Monday as it battles disruptions to its water service that began last week, leaving a swath of a major city under boil-water advisories and highlighting the pervasiveness of problems caused by America’s aging infrastructure."

Source: CNN, 06/04/2024

Vermont Enacts 1st State Law Requiring Oil Companies Pay For Climate Damage

"Vermont has become the first state to enact a law requiring fossil fuel companies to pay a share of the damage caused by climate change after the state suffered catastrophic summer flooding and damage from other extreme weather."

Source: AP, 06/04/2024

"Trump Eyes Cutting Interior, ‘Environment Agencies’"

"Former President Donald Trump said he wants to cut the Interior Department if he returns to the White House, and indicated “environmental agencies” more broadly are also on the chopping block."

Source: E&E News, 06/04/2024

Water Temps Soar In Florida Keys. Can Coral Reefs Stand More Extreme Heat?

"Florida’s coral reefs experienced the deadliest bleaching event in history last summer, a toll largely caused by record hot coastal waters. Now, water temperatures in the Florida Keys are already approaching the coral danger zone — earlier and hotter than last year."

Source: Miami Herald, 06/03/2024

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