The settlement resolves lawsuits alleging the federal government mismanaged tribal land, resources and money. The Obama administration says it has now settled more than $3.3 billion in such suits. Source: U.S. Government To Pay $492 Million To 17 American Indian Tribes : The Two-Way : NPR
The stage appears to be set for many Americans to question the legitimacy of this year’s election results. The consequences of that are unknowable and potentially dangerous. Source: Donald Trump Already Thinks The Election Will Be Rigged : NPR
Already, neighborhoods flood more often in Coral Gables, Fla., and water has seeped up from beneath low-lying buildings and yards. Mayor James Cason wants his city prepared for the economic fallout. Source: Rising Sea Levels Made This Republican Mayor A Climate Change Believer : NPR
Climate change is reshaping land and lives in India’s Sundarbans region, where paddies are being overrun by saltwater. But resilient varieties of rice may let vulnerable families stay a while longer. Source: Salt-Resistant Rice Offers Hope For Farmers Clinging To Disappearing Islands : The Salt : NPR
It’s degrading to the religious book to put it on the same level as the state flower and bird, says a Republican critic of the bill. Source: Bible Could Become An Official State Symbol, As Tennessee Approves Bill : The Two-Way : NPR
In January and February, armed anti-federalists occupied a wildlife refuge in Oregon for 41 days. They left behind detritus and damage, as shown in photos from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Source: PHOTOS: The Mess Occupiers Left At Malheur National Wildlife Refuge : The Two-Way : NPR
Science Confirms 2014 Was Hottest Yet Recorded, On Land And Sea : NPR.