Hurricane Dorian Batters Bahamas, Killing at Least 5: ‘a Historic Tragedy’, New York Times

MIAMI — Hurricane Dorian, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record, hung over the Bahamas on Monday, thrashing the archipelago with high winds and surging seawater that flooded neighborhoods, submerged vehicles and shredded homes. The storm has left at least five people dead, officials said. With the storm expected to churn a menacing path toward the United States, forecasters warned that it could inflict serious damage from Florida to southeastern Virginia and possibly beyond. 

The Mississippi River Is Under Control - For Now, Boyce Upholt, Time

After months of work, overflow from the Mississippi river has been contained. Aging and insufficient flood control infrastructure is believed to be a major contributing factor to the flooding.

California Wildfires “Too Extreme” Even for Birds, Christopher Carbone, Fox News

The intensity of the most recent wave of wildfires in California remains too high, even for local bird species that thrive in burned-out trees. Scientists predict that as these wildfires become more common, there will be increased threats to native wildlife.

“Drink Well, Do Good” - Keurig Dr. Pepper Sets New Sustainability Goals, Beth Newhart,

The first corporate responsibility report of Keurig Dr. Pepper (KDP) as a united company was released, with an emphasis on environmental sustainability and the wellbeing of communities all along the production and supply lines of KDP.

Republican Mayor Makes Post-Partisan Case For Sustainable Cities, Jeff Turrentine, Resilience

Mayor Jim Brainard of Carmel, Indiana illustrates how, over the past two decades, his administration has transformed Carmel into a model of sustainable and environmentally friendly development.

Governance Issues Delay HUD Funding to Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Ramsey Touchberry, Newsweek

The delivery of funds appropriated for hurricane recovery for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been delayed, over concerns of potential mismanagement.

Hawaii Recovery Just Beginning, John Burnett, Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Disaster recovery efforts have only just begun, nearly a year after Kilauea’s eruptions and Hurricane Lane’s flooding devastated communities on the island of Hawaii.

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