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From the News Wires

Republican Drive to Tilt Courts Against Climate Action Reaches a Crucial Moment

NY Times Environmental News - Sun, 06/19/2022 - 2:51pm
A Supreme Court environmental case being decided this month is the product of a coordinated, multiyear strategy by Republican attorneys general and conservative allies.

Avian Influenza Is Affecting Wild Mammals

NY Times Environmental News - Sat, 06/18/2022 - 2:00am
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.

Meet the Peecyclers. Their Idea to Help Farmers Is No. 1.

NY Times Environmental News - Fri, 06/17/2022 - 10:55am
A shortage of chemical fertilizer, worsened by the war in Ukraine, has growers desperate. It just so happens that human urine has the very nutrients that crops need.

The surprising story of ‘warming stripes’

NY Times Environmental News - Fri, 06/17/2022 - 7:13am
One of the most popular ways to visualize rising temperatures is a simple graphic known as warming stripes. Here’s the backstory.

Te presentamos a los pipícicladores. Abonan la tierra con orina

NY Times Environmental News - Fri, 06/17/2022 - 6:35am
La escasez de fertilizantes, agravada por la guerra en Ucrania, tiene a los agricultores desesperados. Pero resulta que la orina humana tiene los mismos nutrientes que necesitan los cultivos

She Spoke Out Against Vietnam’s Plans for Coal. Then She Was Arrested.

NY Times Environmental News - Fri, 06/17/2022 - 5:24am
The prosecution of Vietnam’s most prominent environmental activist, as well as others, has cast doubt on the country’s commitment to cut coal.

Activists Explain What True Cannabis Equity Looks Like for People of Color

Race Wire - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 11:45pm
Social justice leaders are calling for a path forward for Black Illinoisans who have been severely impacted by the war on drugs.

Here's Why The Gap in COVID-19 Vaccines Continues to Widen

Race Wire - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 11:45pm
Black people make up 12 percent of the U.S. population, but only account for 9 percent of people who have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Mexican Government Sues U.S. Gun Industry for Arming Drug Cartels

Race Wire - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 11:45pm
The lawsuit accuses the American government of being responsible for 17,000 Mexican deaths, and names Smith & Wesson, Beretta, Glock and others.

‘Red Table Talk’ Spinoff on Black Mental Health to be Hosted by Brandon Marshall

Race Wire - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 11:45pm
After being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, the former NFL player became an outspoken mental health advocate.

Sleep Gap Increases Premature Death Risk in Low Income Communities

Race Wire - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 11:45pm
According to research, low-income people are more than three times likely to die early, compared to those from wealthy communities.

Missouri Governor Pardons the Ignorant, But Not the Innocent

Race Wire - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 11:45pm
Prosecutors agree that Kevin Strickland and Lamar Johnson were erroneously convicted of murder, but they remain detained with no hope of a reprieve, VICE News reports.

Reality Defeats All Empires

NY Times Environmental News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 12:00pm
Fixing our flawed perception of what is real will take nothing less than a revolution.

These Polar Bears in Greenland Can Survive With Less Sea Ice

NY Times Environmental News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 11:08am
The overall threat to the animals from climate change remains, but a new finding suggests that small numbers might survive for longer as the Arctic warms.

U.S. Sees a Wave of Heat-Related Warnings Ahead of Summer’s Start

NY Times Environmental News - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 7:29am
A large swath of the U.S. population was under an extreme heat warning, with high temperatures breaking daily records in multiple cities this week.

Yellowstone Flooding Is a Sign of What’s to Come for National Parks

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 4:08pm
Record rainfall and mudslides forced closures just as tourism season ramped up. Virtually none of America’s national parks are untouched by extreme weather and climate change.

How #Vanlifers Are Adjusting to Rising Gas Prices

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 10:53am
Remaining in destinations longer, using gas apps and signing up for fuel cards allow nomadic travelers to stay on the road.

Can a Law Protecting Endangered Animals Stop New Oil Drilling?

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 10:29am
Environmentalists say the government failed to study the threats to endangered species from climate change before issuing oil and gas drilling permits.

Nuclear Is Back on the Table for a Green Future

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 5:00am
Shifting from dependency to energy sources that are completely sustainable, affordable and clean isn’t technically feasible overnight. Can nuclear power help fill the gap?

Russian Coal Mine Responsible for Huge Methane Leaks

NY Times Environmental News - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 4:24pm
In January, a satellite detected 13 plumes of methane, a potent planet-warming gas, coming from the largest coal mine in Russia.

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