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Global Efforts to Adapt to the Impacts of Climate Are Lagging as Much as Efforts to Slow Emissions

Along with promising to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to slow global warming, under the Paris climate agreement world leaders also agreed to prepare for its unavoidable and mounting impacts: the displacement of people and...

Louisiana deputies who sat on top of ‘severely autistic’ boy until he died, sued over his death

(The AEGIS Alliance) - The mother and father of a “severely autistic” teenager are suing a Louisiana sheriff’s department for the death of their son early last year, saying a number of deputies held...

Lawsuit accuses Hamptons yacht captain of raping unconscious woman

(The AEGIS Alliance) - A Hamptons, New York yacht captain allegedly raped an unconscious woman who passed out on his charter boat after a day of partying, court documents describe. The accuser is a 54-year-old...

New orchid species from Guiana Highlands in South America named by Indigenous group

An orchid species new to science have been described from the Guiana Highlands in Venezuela and Brazil. Members of the Pemón Arekuna Indigenous community of Paruima named the species in their native language. ...

Brazil elections boost environmental violators to high office in Amazon

More than a hundred candidates who ran in municipal elections last November in cities across Brazil’s Amazonian states are on the environmental regulator’s “dirty list” for violations committed over the past decade. That’s the finding...

Housing in Brief: “No Safe Way” to Conduct Point-In-Time Homelessness Count, LA Officials Say

Cities Adjust Homeless Counts Every January, American cities conduct “point-in-time counts” to find out how many sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness they have. But this year, because of COVID-19 concerns, the Department of Housing...

Will 2021 Be the Year for Environmental Justice Legislation? States Are Already Leading the Way

In Oregon, new legislation would require state officials to consider the “cumulative” impact on neighborhoods already overburdened by pollution before granting permits to projects that potentially pose a threat to human health or the...

Economics in Brief: Unemployment Is Back to August 2020 Levels

New unemployment claims filed last week increased to 965,000, the highest number since August, the Washington Post reports. Add in people receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, the insurance for gig workers, and unemployment claims topped 1.2...