"Heads of climate-vulnerable nations gathered on the sidelines of a United Nations climate summit to call for new policies and agreements to manage the millions of people who are being forced from their homes by extreme weather."
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- Source: Inside Climate News, 09/22/2023
"The US government’s own scientists on Thursday questioned whether corn-based ethanol is better for the environment than traditional petroleum-based fuels, nearly two decades after Congress first mandated its use."Source: Bloomberg Green, 09/22/2023
"The power regularly cuts out on the 500-member Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, throwing the reservation’s casino, community center, and homes into the dark."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 09/22/2023
"The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission got a mixed ruling in a lawsuit from a fossil-fuel friendly nonprofit seeking the calendars of two Democratic commissioners."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 09/22/2023
"The soft footfalls of thousands of moccasins along unpaved rural roads across Bangladesh could be considered the soundtrack to this country's astonishing success in its battle against malaria."Source: NPR, 09/22/2023
"The world’s two biggest polluters were not invited to speak at a United Nations meeting designed to highlight effective action against warming."Source: NYTimes, 09/21/2023
"President Joe Biden is launching a new federal program that aims to put more than 20,000 young people to work in jobs that promote renewable energy and combat climate change."Source: E&E News, 09/21/2023
"X earned last place in a new ranking of social media platforms and their actions against climate change misinformation."Source: The Hill, 09/21/2023
"Institute, one of two majority-Black communities in the state, was left out of an effort earlier this year to tighten limits on cancer-causing chemicals. Now, a community group is suing."Source: Mountain State Spotlight, 09/21/2023
"Ahead of a groundbreaking treaty to reduce plastic pollution, a group of independent scientists fear that the United Nations is legitimizing industry-backed proposals such as chemical recycling."Source: ProPublica, 09/21/2023
"Guardian investigation finds 98% of Europeans breathing highly damaging polluted air linked to 400,000 deaths a year".Source: Guardian, 09/21/2023
"From California to Florida, homeowners have been facing a new climate reality: Insurance companies don’t want to cover their properties. According to a report released today, the problem will only get worse."Source: Grist, 09/21/2023
"Promising to end the practice of piling on more environmental burdens to the same South and West Side communities, Mayor Brandon Johnson is proposing a series of reforms aimed at changing city practices after federal investigators last year determined Chicago violates the civil rights of its residents by concentrating polluting businesses in Black and Brown communities."Source: Chicago Sun-Times, 09/21/2023
"Over the last few decades, air in the U.S. has undergone a remarkable transformation: pollution levels of health-damaging tiny particles have dropped by roughly 40% since 2000, primarily thanks to the country's decades-long effort to improve air quality through the Clean Air Act, a landmark environmental law."Source: NPR, 09/21/2023
"Extreme working conditions, low pay and high turnover are leading to a crisis exacerbated by more intense wildfires. Eighteen firefighters tell their stories of the mental toll — from burnout to PTSD to the loss of peers to suicide."Source: The Narwhal, 09/21/2023