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Asia - Sarawak MMEA hopes for new discoveries on whereabouts of missing diver Karen Chong

KUCHING, April 20 — The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Sarawak is hoping to make new discoveries on missing diver Karen Chong as the search and rescue (SAR) operation for her entered its third day today.

Northeast
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NY - She survived Hurricane Sandy. Then climate gentrification hit

Kimberly White Smalls needed her coastal home rebuilt, but like other Black residents of New York’s Far Rockaway neighborhood, she was moved instead

Gulf of Mexico
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Gulf of Mexico - Lawsuit Sheds Light on Serious Drillship Incident in Gulf of Mexico During 2020’s Hurricane Zeta

A former senior engineer on board a Transocean drillship in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico has filed a civil lawsuit alleging the offshore drilling contractor and its business partners put profits and production over safety by failing to disconnect from a deepwater well in time as a hurricane was bearing down on them last October.

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CA - L.A. County to Return Bruce’s Beach Property to Rightful Owners

“I hope that the media will use the right word when you report this story today. The county isn’t gifting anyone anything. The county is returning property that was inappropriately taken. We are returning to the Bruce family… property that they rightfully owned.”

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India - Trust and coast eroded, Indian fishing hamlet boycotts polls

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Petitions, protest and hunger strikes failed so this week hundreds of Indian families used their vote to highlight the coastal erosion and flooding that is swallowing their village.

International
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World - Could an international ecocide law be around the corner?

Lawyers are drafting a legal definition of ecocide which could lead to prosecutions at the International Criminal Court. Anthony Langat explores how this could impact environmental justice struggles in Kenya and beyond.

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CAN - The fat-takers cross the oceans

Ecological overshoot is a global crisis today, but the problem did not begin with the fossil fuel age. From its beginnings more than five centuries ago, European colonization has been based on an unsustainable exploitation of resources.

West Coast
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CA - Los Angeles County Looks to Return Black-Owned Beach Front Land to Descendants of Original Owners

Bruce’s Beach has a historical past, one that is similar to other dark chapters found in the context of the American story.

Mid-Atlantic
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NC - Underserved, Underwater: Mapping a Future for Coastal NC

This is the second installment in a continuing series on making the North Carolina coast more resilient to the effects of climate change, a special reporting project that is part of the Pulitzer Center's nationwide Connected Coastlines initiative.

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USA - ANALYSIS: State Laws Are Codifying Environmental Justice

A growing number of states are adopting laws that promote environmental justice (EJ), which is the equitable treatment and involvement of all people, regardless of demographic, in the development and application of environmental laws and policies.