Jackson, Mississippi, Water: Governor Tate Reeves will declare an emergency due to the failure of the city’s main water facility

CNN — Already dealing flooded streetsRain-battered Jackson, Mississippi residents now struggle with little to no water pressure in their homes after the city’s main water treatment facility failed on Monday, leaving them without enough water to flush toilets or fight fires, Governor Tate Reeves said. The governor said he would declare a state of emergency … Read more

Greenland ice loss expected to raise global sea levels by nearly a foot, new research finds

CNN — Widespread ice loss from Greenland blocked nearly a foot of global sea level rise it should happen in the near future – and new research suggests there’s no way to stop it, even if the world stopped releasing global warming emissions today. The study, published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, found … Read more

Steep water cuts loom as Colorado River narrows and Lake Mead levels drop

CNN — An extraordinary drought in the West is Colorado River drying up and drain the largest reservoirs in the country – Lake Mead and Lake Powell. And in the midst of the overexploitation of the river and the aridification the region, the federal government is preparing to impose mandatory water cuts and asks the … Read more

California Oak Fire: Fast-growing blaze engulfs homes near Yosemite National Park as it burns over 15,000 acres

For more on the fires, “United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bellheads to California to find out how communities are learning to coexist with the frequent destruction. The original series airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET. CNN — A fierce wildfire outside Yosemite Park in California is displaying “unprecedented” behavior, “moving extremely fast” and … Read more