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Why This Matters: It is not just water that is departing this region. The drought in Iran has led to a “socio-economic drought” too according to Peter Schwartzstein, the NG story’s author. Scientists and environmentalists are being driven out of the region, even as Iran’s government continues to mismanage water resources. Iran has jailed several prominent environmentalists accusing them of being spies because of the equipment they are using or the data they are making public — one of them died in prison in 2018. Sadly, it may be too late even for adaptation in this parched region of Iran. We must not let this be our fate too. This part of Iran used to be an oasis. Not any more.
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A condo collapse in Miami is prompting new conversations about the threats rising sea levels and flooding present to the nation’s infrastructure. Experts say that it’s too early to determine whether or not climate change contributed to the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers. But they also warn that as sea levels rise […]
by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Louisiana loses almost a football field of land each day, caused by a combination of climate change-fueled sea level rise, reduced sediment flow from the Mississippi River, and the land gradually sinking. One area that’s not slipping underwater: Avery Island, the birthplace of Tabasco hot sauce that’s still the […]
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and part of the state Cabinet have approved a highway extension spanning a portion of the Everglades. The move rejects a 2020 recommended order from Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk, claiming that the project was incompatible with continued efforts to establish protections in the region. Legal challenges are […]
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