"BLM Ends Use of M-44 'Cyanide Bombs' On Public Lands"

"The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is taking action to end the use of M-44 devices that deliver sodium cyanide on public land. This decision would build on existing limitations in several States and extend across all public lands managed by the BLM."

Source: Idaho State Journal, 11/27/2023

‘We Absolutely Need To Act Immediately,’ Says UN Chief in Antarctica

"Ahead of international climate talks, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited globally-important Antarctica, where ice that’s been frozen for millions of years is melting due to human-caused global warming, to send the message that “we absolutely need to act immediately.”"

Source: AP, 11/27/2023

Dredging for Data on Wetlands Permits

In the second of two parts on how to report locally on wetlands permitting, the latest Reporter’s Toolbox helps you muck around an Army Corps of Engineers “permit finder” database that’s accurate and particularly good for zooming in on map-based geographic data. Plus, see the part one TipSheet on how reemerging wetlands controversy brings the issue to your area.

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December 1, 2023

Deep Canvassing on Climate: The Power of Listening to Persuade

The Yale Center for Environmental Communication hosts a climate change conversation on "deep canvassing," an outreach method that persuades by listening to people’s mixed feelings and thoughts without judgment, giving people a safe conversational space to resolve their internal conflict on an issue. Noon-1:00 p.m. ET.


Musk’s X Sues Media Matters Over Its Report On Ads Next To Hate Posts

"Elon Musk’s social media company X filed a lawsuit against liberal advocacy group Media Matters for America on Monday, saying it manufactured a report to show advertisers’ posts alongside neo-Nazi and white nationalist posts in order to “drive advertisers from the platform and destroy X Corp.” Media Matters, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit, called the lawsuit “frivolous.”"

Source: AP, 11/22/2023

"Why ‘Climate Havens’ Could Be Closer to Home Than You’d Think"

"According to a recent survey, nearly a third of Americans named climate change as a motivation to move.Some are headed to “climate havens,” the places experts say will be relatively pleasant to live in as the world heats up, like Duluth, Minnesota; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Burlington, Vermont."

Source: Grist, 11/22/2023

"Mucus-Covered Jellyfish Hint at Dangers of Deep-Sea Mining"

"A treasure trove of metal is hiding at the bottom of the ocean. Potato-size nodules of iron and manganese litter the seafloor, and metal-rich crusts cover underwater mountains and chimneys along hydrothermal vents. Deep-sea mining companies have set their sights on these minerals, aiming to use them in batteries and electronics. Environmentalists warn that the mining process and the plumes of sediment it would dump back into the sea could affect marine life."

Source: NYTimes, 11/22/2023


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