User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Hurricanes
Last updated: Mar 18 2019 22:32 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Weekend Flooding Leaves Midwest Under Water 18.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
There were at least two people dead and one missing from the flooding across Iowa and Nebraska
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Two dead in record flooding in US Midwestern states 18.3.2019 BBC: World
Two people have died while residents in Nebraska and Iowa were forced to flee in historic flooding.
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We're The Geeks Protecting You From Extreme Weather 13.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The weather enthusiasts that formed the AMS would be proud of the profession we've become.
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Colorado weather: Why Wednesday’s blizzard could be the state’s strongest storm in decades 12.3.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
You've probably heard by now that much of eastern Colorado, including Denver, is likely to get walloped by a major blizzard on Wednesday.
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For boomers making plans to relocate for retirement, it’s time to get real about risks 8.3.2019 LA Times: Business

When Martha Powers and Larry Gomberg heard the news about Hurricane Florence bringing horrific winds and catastrophic flooding to Wilmington, N.C., they grimaced.

Then, they felt relieved.

“What if we had decided to build our retirement home there?” they said to each other in September, when the...

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How federal disaster money favors the rich 5.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The federal government spends billions of dollars each year helping communities rebuild after disasters and to prevent future damage. But that money isn't always allocated to those who need it most.
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Climate change is hurting coastal real estate values. Oh, we’re losing ocean fish, too 1.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Funny thing about climate change — it’s unrolling before our very eyes, despite claims by the president and others that either a) it’s not happening or b) global warming is a natural thing disconnected from the kazillions of tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases we the world have spewed...

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Minn. snowfall records might be aided by climate change 1.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Record snow amid climate change might seem paradoxical. But overall increases in snowfall and larger individual storms align with what climate models predict will happen as the planet warms.
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Trump Bypassed Lawmakers to Build His Wall. Here’s How They Are Fighting Back. 26.2.2019 Mother Jones
By his own admission, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency at the southern border to turbocharge the construction of a border wall that Congress refused to fund. “I could do the wall over a longer period of time,” he told reporters earlier this month. “I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather do […]
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To make sure its utilities survive climate change, California needs liability law reform 25.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When PG&E filed for bankruptcy protection in January, several observers declared the electric utility the first casualty of climate change. But as much as global warming is to blame for PG&E’s financial woes, state policy is equally responsible.

California has a legal regime, practically unique...

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Trump Considers Raiding Disaster Funds for Wall Money 15.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President Donald Trump is set to declare a national emergency over the border issue and is looking for pots of money to pay for his wall.
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White House scrambles to find pots of money to use for wall 15.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
If President Trump declares an emergency to build the wall with Mexico, he still needs money to pay for it. And shifting money from other accounts to deliver the $5.7 billion he wants is not without political problems.
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Brock Long: US emergency management chief resigns 14.2.2019 BBC: World
Brock Long was heavily criticised for the agency's response in Puerto Rico after a deadly hurricane.
House Dems Are Kickstarting Their Climate Agenda with a Flurry of Hearings 6.2.2019 Mother Jones
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives will have not one, but two hearings on climate change, breaking at least six years of silence or outright denial about the subject when Republicans were in control. Both the Natural Resources Committee and a subcommittee of Energy and Commerce are holding simultaneous hearings. The Natural Resources hearing features two panels, starting […]
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Researchers create new scale for atmospheric rivers, a major source of California's water 5.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Researchers have created a new scale to describe the strength of atmospheric river storms, weather events that cause many of the West Coast’s heaviest rains.

Unlike other scales that focus on potential damage — such as the Fujita scale for tornadoes or the Saffir-Simpson scale for hurricanes —...

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Along the Coasts, Communities Gird for Rising Seas 3.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
State officials along the East and Gulf Coasts are pushing for projects worth billions of dollars to protect populous coastal regions from rising oceans and extreme weather.
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A Carbon Tax in Washington State Seemed Like a Sure Thing. What Went Wrong? 23.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Early on election night, as a drizzly dusk settled over Seattle, I made my way to the Arctic Club, a hotel decorated with explorers’ maps and a fake polar bear—a fitting place to await the results on Washington’s carbon tax […]
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The Pentagon’s New Climate Change Report Is Missing Some Important Details 18.1.2019 Mother Jones
Less than two months after President Trump said he did not believe a federal report outlining the existential threat of man-made climate change, the Department of Defense has released its own report on how to manage the “effects of a changing climate.” As part of the defense spending bill for fiscal year 2018, the Pentagon was asked […]
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We’ll Be Less Prepared to Deal With Extreme Weather This Year Thanks to the Shutdown 17.1.2019 Mother Jones
On Monday, dozens of regional and state emergency managers were scheduled to convene in Miami for a weeklong course preparing them for the upcoming extreme weather season. The annual “Emergency Management Institute,” as it is formally called, is the main way federal authorities train their state and local counterparts on the basics of navigating deadly […]
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Oceans had their hottest year on record in 2018 as global warming accelerates 17.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Earth’s oceans had their warmest year on record in 2018, a stark indication of the enormous amount of heat being absorbed by the sea as greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, scientists reported Wednesday.

The analysis by an international team of scientists confirms the oceans are heating up...

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