WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -When the remnants of Hurricane Ida flooded his New York City neighborhood, Johnson Ho had to wade through sewage water to save four downstairs neighbors driven from their apartments.
WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Jenel Hazlett, 61, had a choice to make with Hurricane Ida bearing down on New Orleans: stay in the city and hope for the best, or evacuate with her small “zoo” of animals in tow.
WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Worsening
extreme heat is likely to significantly boost economic and
public health costs in the United States without a major course
correction on climate change, researchers said in a report
published on Tuesday.
* Federal pandemic unemployment assistance to expire on
WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is fueling conditions for more rapid growth of wildfires in the western United States - including in some places, from Oklahoma to Nebraska, that may not expect them, researchers said Wednesday.
* New program aims to mitigate 'heat islands' in low-income
WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -For people like Heather Bollin, a 43-year-old woman in Texas engaged to a man who is currently incarcerated, constant surveillance is a fact of life: the three daily phone calls they have together are subject to monitoring by prison officials.
WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rebecca, a 54-year-old retired nurse from Clearwater, Florida, said she was pressured to sign papers confirming she would pay extra rent - which she could not afford - to stay in her home after her landlord filed for an eviction in March.
WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Steering billions of dollars in climate-related federal spending to rural parts of the United States would generate a substantial return on investment, researchers said Wednesday, urging policy-makers to seek regional equity in the clean energy transition.
WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the Maryland nonprofit where Robin McKinney and her team help low-income Americans with their taxes, requests for help have been flooding in during the COVID-19 pandemic as libraries and other spots with free internet access shut their doors.