"Phoenix is the US’s deadliest city for heat fatalities while its urban sprawl makes it a concrete heat island".
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- Source: Guardian, 06/21/2022
"When Black land rights activists were offered a 150-acre (60-hectare) plot in the U.S. South, they saw it as an opportunity towards righting a historical wrong."Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 06/21/2022
"House Democrats’ $56.3 billion fiscal 2023 Energy-Water spending bill released last night seeks to bolster a host of Biden administration clean energy and water infrastructure deployment goals that are running into funding limitations this year."Source: E&E News, 06/21/2022
"Talks aimed at curbing harmful subsidies for fisheries concluded in Geneva in the first multilateral trade agreement the World Trade Organization (WTO) has struck in almost a decade. The body’s Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12) was scheduled for June 12–15, but overtime negotiations didn’t conclude until early June 17."Source: Mongabay, 06/21/2022
"For years, research journals devoted to the earth sciences have warned of the dire consequences that could result from global warming and pollution going unchecked. Now, one of the nation’s oldest medical journals has committed itself to increasing the public’s knowledge about the health effects of the planet’s changing climate."Source: Inside Climate News, 06/21/2022
"In a broad victory for government transparency, an appeals court has ruled that the California Public Utilities Commission must comply with a state law requiring all agencies to promptly release information to the public."Source: LA Times, 06/21/2022
"Canada laid out its final regulations on Monday spelling out how it intends to apply a ban on plastic bags, straws, takeout containers and other single-use plastics."Source: Guardian, 06/21/2022
"The Biden administration has reached a historic agreement to give five Native American tribes more say over the day-to-day management of a national monument in Utah, marking a new chapter in the federal government’s often-fraught relationship with tribes."Source: Washington Post, 06/21/2022
"U.N. negotiations to seal a global pact to protect nature - already delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic - are set to be moved to Canada in December after an agreement was made with host nation China, environmentalists said on Monday."Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 06/21/2022
"I could tell she knew I was there. But the burly matriarch of the Nshongi mountain gorilla family was ignoring me as she plucked branches from a bush and lazily munched on the leaves, like a teenager working her way through a packet of crisps."Source: BBC News, 06/21/2022
"A "disappointing" fortnight of U.N. talks in Bonn has left much work to be done just five months before a crucial climate summit, diplomats and analysts said, after negotiations failed to make concrete advances on efforts to tackle global warming."Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 06/20/2022
"As a new version of bird flu spread through North America this spring, scientists began finding the virus in red foxes, bobcats and other mammals."Source: NYTimes, 06/20/2022
"A federal appeals court today scrapped a 2020 EPA finding on the human health impacts of a chemical at the center of a pending Supreme Court petition on cancer risk from the popular Roundup weedkiller."Source: E&E News, 06/20/2022
"Spain, France and other western European nations sweltered over the weekend under a blistering June heatwave that has sparked forest fires and concerns such early summer blasts of hot weather will now become the norm."Source: France24, 06/20/2022
"As punishing floods tore through Yellowstone National Park and neighboring Montana communities, the state’s governor was nowhere to be seen."Source: AP, 06/20/2022