https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/04/01/708818581/growing-corn-is-a-major-contributor-to-air-pollution-study-finds?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=healthA study ties an estimated 4,300 premature deaths a year to the air pollution caused by corn production in the U.S. In some regions, the per-bushel health costs exceed the corn’s market price. (Image credit: […]
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/when-storms-hit-cities-poor-areas-suffer-most/Low-income neighborhoods see more damage and have less political clout to advocate for fixes — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
https://www.npr.org/2019/03/25/706636051/floodwaters-are-receding-but-health-concerns-remain-for-missouri-river-communiti?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalAs floodwaters recede along the Missouri River, water contamination remains an issue for riverside communities in Missouri. Health officials and water treatment facilities are trying to deal with it.
https://www.npr.org/2019/03/25/706492307/pine-ridge-reservation-in-south-dakota-suffers-two-weeks-of-flooding?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national“There are community and tribe members getting on horseback to reach people and get them supplies,” a state lawmaker told NPR. Residents said the reservation was already strapped for resources.
http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_health/~3/Z96MSh2X_dU/index.htmlA new study of how Puerto Rican forests were damaged by Hurricane Maria suggests forests across the Atlantic Tropics could become less biodiverse and become net carbon emitters as climate change drives more powerful storms.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/22/climate/what-causes-floods.html?partner=rss&emc=rssFloods are complicated. But here are simple answers to questions about flooding, climate change and staying safe when the water rises.
https://phys.org/news/2019-03-genetic-diversity-forests-survive-climate.htmlForests have a special magic for many of us. Steeped in folklore and fantasy, they are places for enchantments, mythical creatures and outlaws. But if they are to survive into the future, they may also […]
https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2019/03/21/servir-amazonia-development-challenges/The International Research Institute for Climate and Society is part of a new project that will use satellite imagery to address environment and development challenges across the Amazon Basin. Original Title: New Project Will Tackle […]
http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~/599515394/0/usatoday-techtopstories~How-your-coffee-fix-is-killing-the-environment/Coffee brands like Keurig are taking heat for creating mounds of often non-recyclable garbage with their tiny, single-use pods.
http://www.washingtonnature.org/fieldnotes/2019/3/13/z0red0e0bfl5mbf9q7kwvky8mthswoCommunities of the Yakima Basin are intimately bound to the river. Flowing like life-giving arteries through the arid landscape, the Yakima River and tributaries provide the majority of water for this vital valley known for […]