geology of the SW US by John McPhee - Basin and Range, and Annals of the Former World-
Annals of the Former World, -McPhee’s tetralogy on geology, was published in a single volume in 1998 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1999. Assembling California, Rising from the Plains, In Suspect Terrain, Crossing the Craton
Geology of Boulder County by Ray Bridges (activist in Audubon and other groups teaching about nature) with hikes here in Boulder, Colorado
link for Colorado
link " EPA gave a Chevron refinery approval to make a fuel that could leave people nearby with a 1-in-4 lifetime risk of cancer" This would occur in a community already poisoned by many other industrial facilities. "“So-called ‘chemical recycling’ has been touted by companies like Chevron as a way to reduce plastic waste through repurposing it but turning plastic waste into fuel increases greenhouse gas emissions, subsidizes the petrochemical industry, and harms frontline communities located near these facilities.”"
Link This could cut off nutrientupwelling, warm the ocean, quicken the ice sheet melting, and cut off the ocean's ability to absorb CO2.
I liked Ministry of the Future, the Overstory, and Hummingbird Salamander. I also like Paolo Bacigalupi's books- they are bit dark and violent, but unpleasantly accurate in their predictions of the future.
"a federal jury largely affirmed those allegations, finding Householder and ex-Ohio Republican Party chair Matt Borges guilty of conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise involving bribery and money laundering. The two men face up to 20 years in prison and will be sentenced in the coming months.
“Larry Householder illegally sold the statehouse, and thus he ultimately betrayed the great people of Ohio he was elected to serve,” said U.S. Attorney"