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Mass. Governor Wants To Use Covid Relief Funds To Fight Climate Change

Gov. Baker is a Republican who is also pushing the Transportation Climate Initiative and higher gas taxes. –CCD Ed. A trip to a 130-year-old dam in Gloucester became the latest backdrop for Gov. Charlie Baker to push his $2.9 billion…

Heat Wave and Wildfire Updates: Climate Change News – The New York Times

Extreme Weather and Climate Updates July 27, 2021Updated  July 27, 2021, 4:49 p.m. ET July 27, 2021, 4:49 p.m. ET The Dixie Fire burned near Quincy, Calif., on Monday.Credit…Jungho Kim for The New York Times Residents of Montana and Wyoming…

Mass. Senate urged to act now on climate change – The Patriot Ledger

BOSTON – Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides on Monday pressed state senators to begin investing immediately in infrastructure and ecological restoration that will prepare Massachusetts for the impacts of climate change. Theoharides said this summer’s high temperatures and…

Water resources: Defusing conflict, promoting cooperation

(ETH Zurich) The EU funded project DAFNE has developed a methodology for avoiding conflicts of use in transboundary rivers. The model-?based procedure allows for participatory planning and cooperative management of water resources. The aim is now for the DAFNE methodology to be implemented in other regions of the world.

German Officials Left Dams Full For Weeks Even With Heavy Rains Forecast

Officials left dams full to the brim at least three weeks long during a rainy period and then failed to undertake a controlled release even when 150 mm of rain were forecast four days before the floods. Now they want…

Three key habitat-building corals face worrying future due to climate crisis

(Frontiers) The climate crisis will lead to changes in distribution and habitat loss of stony corals in the tropical Atlantic, shows a new study published by the open access publisher Frontiers. The loss of such coral species could have devastating consequences for the marine ecosystems they inhabit. The results of the study highlight an urgent need for coral reef management in the Atlantic.

A Delta in Distress – InsideClimate News

Global warming has already left its mark on the backbone of California’s water supply, and represents a growing threat to its first developed agricultural region, state experts have warned in a new study.  The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta fuels California’s $3…

Yellen: US regulators to assess risk posed by climate change – Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says she will lead an effort by top U.S. regulators to assess the potential risk that climate change poses to America’s financial system, part of a wide-ranging initiative launched by the Biden…

Stanford research shows muskrats are a bellwether for a drying delta

(Stanford University) Downstream of hydroelectric dams and Alberta’s oil sands, one of the world’s largest freshwater deltas is drying out. New Stanford University research suggests long-term drying is making it harder for muskrats to recover from massive die-offs. It’s a sign of threats to come for many other species.

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