I-70 is the only major interstate highway that runs over the continental divide in Colorado. Earlier this summer, it was closed for two weeks following the Grizzly Creek Fire in Glenwood Canyon. It’s just one example of emerging transportation challenges linked to climate disruption.
Surveys suggest Black and Latinx voters, along with younger voters, are more likely than white voters to view the environment and climate as their top concerns. The League of Conservation Voters and other environmental groups aim to help mobilize these voters this November.
Notable violators were among the countries elected to the UN Human Rights Council, as Saudi Arabia failed in its bid to earn a three-year term starting Jan. 1. Independent monitors have paused new enrollment in an Eli Lilly study testing an experimental, antibody cocktail. Also, Lebanon and Israel have begun indirect talks mediated by the US over their disputed maritime border.
This week, Critical State's Deep Dive looks at a new paper that investigates how people react to resource price shocks in countries where resource economies are already highly developed, using survey data from oil-rich Kazakhstan.