"Policymakers hoped deregulated energy markets would lower utility bills through open competition. Energy advocates found the opposite: retail energy companies are fleecing low-income communities of color in cities like Baltimore."
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- Source: Inside Climate News, 09/12/2023
"An invasive non-native ant species has become established in Italy and could rapidly spread through Europe to the UK with global heating, a study warns."Source: Guardian, 09/12/2023
"Plastic credits can help fund waste cleanup, but they can also justify making more plastic."Source: Grist, 09/12/2023
"Rules to ensure new homes use less energy could reduce homeowners’ bills. But at a meeting between the province and federal government, Ontario said it’s focused on building fast and cheap".Source: The Narwhal, 09/12/2023
"A new partnership between NASA and researchers is measuring the impact of beavers reintroduced to landscapes in Idaho."Source: Mongabay, 09/12/2023
"The world is not on target to curb global warming and more action is needed on all fronts, the United Nations warned on Friday, in the run-up to crucial international talks aimed at stemming the climate crisis."Source: Reuters, 09/11/2023
"Group of 20 leaders agreed Saturday to triple renewable energy and try to increase the funds for climate change-related disasters but maintained the status quo with regards to phasing out carbon spewing coal."Source: AP, 09/11/2023
"The Dakota Access oil pipeline’s future remains uncertain after the Army Corps of Engineers on Friday released a long-awaited draft environmental study that will help determine whether it receives an easement needed to keep operating."Source: E&E News, 09/11/2023
"Critics of the federal program say it encourages more carbon-intensive farming and are calling for Congress to lower subsidies for big, wealthy producers."Source: Inside Climate News, 09/11/2023
"Drought is making it harder for golf lovers to justify the game’s copious use of water".Source: Washington Post, 09/11/2023
"Even amid a disaster-filled summer marked by record heat, climate misinformation continues to spread online at alarming rates. Some experts fear it could slow progress at COP28."Source: Inside Climate News, 09/11/2023
"Sanitation workers Thomas Noatak and Joseph Moses start every workday riding a four-wheeler along the muddy roads of this small Yup’ik village on southwestern Alaska’s vast Kuskokwim River, looking for human waste."Source: AP, 09/11/2023
"The construction of former President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border desecrated Indigenous cultural sites, hurt wildlife, destroyed vegetation, dried up key water resources, exacerbated the risk of flooding and triggered erosion that has left mountain slopes “unstable and at risk of collapse,” according to a new report."Source: HuffPost, 09/11/2023
"Disinformation about deadly wildfires in the United States and Canada has run rampant across social media, with posts falsely blaming coordinated arson, lasers—and plans to develop "smart cities."Source: AFP, 09/11/2023
"About 45 canines are part of Working Dogs for Conservation in various countries. Most of the dogs were rescued from shelters."Source: Washington Post, 09/11/2023