Live Updates: Hurricane Ian wallops Florida, heads north
Rescuers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, other states and counties were racing against the clock as the sun was about to set Thursday in North Port, to help families stranded in their own homes surrounded by streets that had turned into canals.
NAACP says Jackson's water problems are civil rights issue
The NAACP on Tuesday accused Mississippi of discriminating against Black residents by denying badly needed federal funds for drinking water infrastructure in Jackson and instead diverting money to largely-white communities that needed it less.
Biden administration launches environmental justice office
Forty years after a predominantly Black community in Warren County, North Carolina, rallied against hosting a hazardous waste landfill, President Joe Biden’s top environment official has returned to what is widely considered the birthplace of the environmental justice movement to unveil a national office that will distribute $3 billion in block grants to underserved communities burdened by pollution.
New infrastructure deal must focus on climate, activists say
Climate activists and their Democratic allies in Congress are pressing with renewed urgency for huge investments to slow global warming, after a bipartisan infrastructure plan cut out some of President Joe Biden’s key climate initiatives. Supporters say a larger, Democratic-only package now being developed in Congress must meet Biden’s promise to move the country toward carbon-free electricity, make America a global leader in electric vehicles and create millions of jobs in solar, wind and other clean- energy industries. On the other hand, a less costly bill that does not fully address climate change risks losing support from large numbers of liberal Democrats who have pledged action on an issue that Biden has called “the existential crisis of our times.”news.yahoo.com
New species of beetle named in honor of Greta Thunberg
Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the Fridays For Future Denver Climate Strike on Oct. 11, 2019, at Civic Center Park in Denver. (CNN) - Climate activist Greta Thunberg is being honored in a very small way. "I'm really a great fan of Greta," Michael Darby, a scientific associate at the museum who named the new beetle, said in the statement. "I suspect that this could very well be the first time a species has been named after Greta. I don't know of any other beetle named after her, that's for sure," Darby said.
Climate activists paint murals on San Francisco streets
(CNN) - Climate activists took to the streets in San Francisco and painted murals directly on two blocks of the city Financial District's main thoroughfare. The murals on Montgomery Street were painted as part of the Strike for Climate Justice protest that took place on Wednesday. The murals in San Francisco represent "a part of the vision we have for an immediate transition to the resilient, sustainable, and safe world necessary for survival," according to the group's Facebook page. One of the murals was a labyrinth. We offer the labyrinth as a tool for climate resiliency and courage."
Greta Thunberg to sail across Atlantic in zero-emissions yacht
(CNN) - Climate activist Greta Thunberg will cross the Atlantic on a zero-emissions sailboat on her way to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23. Setting off mid-August from an undisclosed location in the UK, Thunberg and the crew of the Malizia II yacht will sail to New York City, where the summit will take place at UN headquarters, according to a tweet from Thunberg. Thunberg looked into the most environmentally friendly way to get to New York before settling on the Malizia II. "Greta is amazingly courageous to be standing up against ignorance and injustice regarding the climate crisis," said Herrmann. "I feel humbled that Greta accepted our offer as the lowest-carbon option to cross the Atlantic -- despite the lack of comfort for her."