"The Biden administration has finalized national efficiency rules for residential gas furnaces affecting about a third of all US homes, updating a 36-year-old standard that effectively phases out older furnace models."
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- Source: Bloomberg Environment, 10/03/2023
"Friday’s deluge was yet another reminder that little has been done to make basement dwellings safer, and that the risk for residents is only increasing."Source: Bloomberg CityLab, 10/03/2023
"A new World Health Organization analysis suggests cholera is surging worldwide, with the number of cholera cases doubling from 2021 to 2022."Source: Washington Post, 10/03/2023
"More than 20 firms across the oil and gas sector and heavy industry have agreed to commit to curb emissions at the UN's COP28 climate summit, with more expected to join the group before the conference, its president said on Monday."Source: Reuters, 10/03/2023
"A coalition of environmental groups is calling on the federal government to enact emergency rules to protect a vanishing species of whale from lethal collisions with large ships. The groups filed their petition with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Sept. 28 in an effort to protect the North Atlantic right whale."Source: AP, 10/03/2023
"There’s a stretch of Kim Shade’s ranch in the North Dakota Badlands where he used to look for a peculiar long-billed bird from the seat of his saddle. Now, all he sees there is a road leading to an oil rig."Source: Washington Post, 10/03/2023
"Lack of food, warming ocean threaten seabird populations".Source: CBC News, 10/03/2023
"Former president has played pivotal role in fight against neglected tropical diseases."Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 10/03/2023
"Highway travel centers are adding amenities like restaurants and dog parks to accommodate the expanded dwell time of electric vehicle owners."Source: NYTimes, 10/03/2023
"It’s the most wonderful time of the year — Fat Bear Week 2023 is here. The annual competition, hosted by the Katmai National Park and Preserve, pits brown bears against each other in a virtual bracket as they stock up for hibernation."Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/03/2023
"Torrential downpours that caused flash flooding in New York City on Friday reflect a "new normal" due to the effects of climate change, New York Governor Kathy Hochul warned on Saturday, as the city began drying out after one of its wettest days ever."Source: Reuters, 10/02/2023
"Five people were killed in a multi-vehicle crash that included a tanker truck carrying a toxic chemical that spilled Friday night, triggering a large temporary evacuation near downstate Effingham. The truck was holding 7,500 gallons of anhydrous ammonia, of which about 4,000 gallons spilled, according to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency."Source: Chicago Sun-Times, 10/02/2023
"Climate change and the rapid evolution of the insect have helped drive up malaria deaths and brought dengue and other mosquito-borne viruses to places that never had to worry about them."Source: NYTimes, 10/02/2023
"The largest dam removal project in United States history is underway along the California-Oregon border. The project will remove four dams on the Klamath River. Work has already begun on removing the smallest of the four dams."Source: AP, 10/02/2023
"A string of unexpected impediments could delay the administration’s timeline on an issue that is central to its effort to address racial disparities."Source: NYTimes, 10/02/2023