A (non-comprehensive) list of interesting and relevant climate change, climate policy, and environmental justice stories.

Federal Dams Harm Native American Communities, U.S. Acknowledges. In a report released Tuesday, the Biden administration said that federal dams in the Columbia River Basin had inflicted damage on local communities, and committed to restoring native fish to the ecosystem. (read the full story here)

EU warns “delaying tactics” have made plastic treaty deal “very difficult.” Negotiators and observers say it’s unlikely that a strong plastics deal will be done this year (read the full story here)

Out of Site, Out of Mind? New Study Finds Missing Apex Predators Are Too Often Neglected in Ecological Research. Using gray wolves in the American West as a case study, new research shows scientists often fail to recognize the “shifting ecological baseline” regarding apex predators in their work. (read the full story here)

With Heat Waves, an Increased Risk for Heart Problems, New Research Shows. Other recent studies link rising temperatures to neurological diseases, gastrointestinal health and increased inflammation affecting the immune system. (read the full story here)

Developing Countries Say Their Access Difficulties at Bonn Climate Talks Show Justice Issues Obstruct Climate Progress. Growing fossil-fueled authoritarianism in Azerbaijan and other COP host nations undermines climate action and human rights, researchers and policy experts report. (read the full story here)

New Research Finds Most of the World’s Largest Marine Protected Areas Have Inadequate Protections. In a setback to efforts to conserve 30 percent of the ocean by 2030, a third of the world’s largest MPAs allow destructive practices like mining and commercial fishing, while others are “paper parks” with no formal conservation measures. (read the full story here)

Mexico’s New Climate-Minded President. What a climate-scientist turned president might mean for global efforts to tackle climate change. (read the full story here)