Thursday, September 23, 2021

Tag: natural disaster

Extreme weather devastating US raises calls to pass Biden’s infrastructure bill

The infrastructure bill may not be enough to address the climate crisis; some lawmakers are urging the president to declare a national emergency.

The freedom to freeze

In Texas, tycoons are the only winners from climate change. Everyone else is losing badly.

Oil companies were not held accountable for 10.8 million gallons of...

Scientists predict that future storms, which will increase in intensity due to the climate crisis, will exacerbate environmental damage.

Vulnerable US citizens are still trapped in the ruins left by...

Abandoned by their country, residents refuse to accept the idea that they will never recover.

Elizabeth Warren investigates whether Trump administration is using shutdown to withhold...

“In the wake of these reports, I am particularly concerned about the fact that HUD has halted the disbursement of billions of dollars of housing recovery funds for Puerto Rico and other states and territories affected by recent disasters as a result of the President's ongoing government shutdown.”

The US Defense Department is losing the battle against climate change

"None of us have any clue as to how bad it's going to be."

Naomi Klein: A year after Hurricane Maria, there is nothing natural...

Last week, President Trump generated widespread criticism when he falsely claimed on Twitter that thousands of people did not die in the two storms, even as a Harvard study estimated the death toll may top 4,600.

Immigrants seeking shelter after Hurricane Florence fear deportation as FEMA shifts...

The Trump administration has reallocated nearly $10 million from FEMA’s budget to ICE to pay for detention space and deportations.

Warnings of ‘catastrophic and historic’ flooding as experts say worst of...

"For many (most?) places, the worst of Florence's flooding is still on the way. Still expecting record or near-record flooding across a large part of North Carolina in the days to come."

18 dead, more than 900 rescued as Florence floods the Carolinas

"The storm has never been more dangerous than it is right now."

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How an ancient irrigation method makes sustainable life possible in the U.S. Southwest

Time-proven acequia irrigation systems already in use in New Mexico make it possible for people to thrive in arid regions.

China – Cultural revolution 2.0 and great leap backward?

Young people in China and America face similar problems. Both countries need a profound revolution but it must be real and ground up, not a populist sham from those in power.

Babies poop has ten times more microplastics than in adults, study finds

“Unfortunately, with the modern lifestyle, babies are exposed to so many different things for which we don't know what kind of effect they can have later in their life.”

WHO updates Air Quality Guidelines

The WHO determined that air pollution inflicts on human health at even lower concentrations than previously understood.

Eugenics rears its unsavory head: Vaccine schism saves the intelligent & sacrifices the backward

Right-wing vaccine resistance could remove thousands of Trump voters in critical red states.