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A Pittsburgh-area test case in working across political boundaries to address flooding - Environmental Health News

A Pittsburgh-area test case in working across political boundaries to address flooding - Environmental Health NewsA Pittsburgh-area test case in working across political boundaries to address flooding - Environmental Health NewsPosted: 23 Jan 2020 03:36 AM PSTAnthony Wolkiewicz had his picture taken with Fred Rogers while working at WQED in 1977.Rogers made a special point to ask about Wolkiewicz's youngest son. "Who is this? I don't remember him in my neighborhood," Wolkiewicz remembers him saying in the same voice he used on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.It's sheer luck that Wolkiewicz still has that photo: he lost many of his cherished photographs when his basement flooded in June 2017. More than 2 inches of rain fell in an hour, he said, and Saw Mill Run Creek behind his house "became a raging rapids.""It crested over its banks, and I got 4 feet of water in my basement," Wolkiewicz, 65, recalled.He watched as a television was carried alo…

“World Gone Wrong: an Environmental Diary of 2019 - CounterPunch” plus 1 more

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“World Gone Wrong: an Environmental Diary of 2019 - CounterPunch” plus 1 moreWorld Gone Wrong: an Environmental Diary of 2019 - CounterPunchPosted: 03 Jan 2020 12:00 AM PSTNorthern Harrier, Columbia marshlands. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. January, 2019+ Ryan Zinke, under investigation for trying to enrich himself in office, refused to step down from his post at the Interior Department until he could have a Christmas party with lobbyists and take pictures in front of a stuffed polar bear…+ Zinke's greed was largely personal. His likely replacement David Bernahrdt, a former lobbyist for the fossil fuel industry, will dutifully feed the greed of the shareholders of big oil and coal.+ The Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump administrations all did a lot to advance the interests of Big Coal and almost nothing to fight black lung disease.+ There are fewer North Atlantic Right Whales left in the world than sitting members of Congress. They may well go extinct in our lifetimes.+ According to a ne…