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A Visit to a Remote Maine Island Finds Puffins and Terns Are Having a Good Year Despite Climate Change

A Visit to a Remote Maine Island Finds Puffins and Terns Are Having a Good Year Despite Climate Change

By Derrick Z. Jackson The title of supervisory wildlife biologist for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service does little justice to Linda Welch (pictured above). In practice, she is the housing and unusual development secretary for seabirds on Maine’s Petit Manan Island. This was clear as she led me to nesting areas there for Atlantic puffins. Over […]

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    Historic Senate Climate Deal Would Reduce Emissions 40% By 2030

    Historic Senate Climate Deal Would Reduce Emissions 40% By 2030

    On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate worked out a deal for a reconciliation package that includes $369 billion toward climate and energy funding. The deal comes after Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.V., reversed his initial decision against the bill, citing concerns over increasing spending amid rising inflation. The bill, if passed, would reduce emissions by 40%, compared to 2005 levels, by the end of this decade.

    Biden Administration Launches Heat.gov to Educate on Extreme Heat

    Biden Administration Launches Heat.gov to Educate on Extreme Heat

    With sky-high temperatures in many parts of the U.S. this summer, the Biden administration, through the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS), has just launched heat.gov, a website designed to educate about extreme heat risks and how to protect oneself from the dangerous effects of heatwaves.

    2,000+ Cattle Killed By Heat Wave Were Buried, Dumped at Kansas Landfill

    2,000+ Cattle Killed By Heat Wave Were Buried, Dumped at Kansas Landfill

    Extreme heat in Kases last month killed so many cattle that carcases were dumped in landfills or buried in unlined graves, Reuters reports. Normally processed as pet food or fertilizer, the 2,117 cows that died from heat exhaustion the weekend of June 11 overwhelmed standard operating procedures. Burying cattle in unlined pits is a risky option and last resort because of the potential for waste to seep into groundwater.