User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Hurricanes
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Army Corps of Engineers to convert hotels, dorms for hospital units amid coronavirus' spread 21.3.2020 LA Times: Health

The military is helping as the coronavirus spreads, providing equipment and hospital ships while governors activate National Guard troops. But its capabilities are limited.

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MN students were in Puerto Rico learning about energy resilience when a quake knocked the power out 6.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The students got a front-row seat to the kind of scenarios they’ll be planning for as future regional planners and civic leaders. The frequency and intensity of disasters such as storms, fires and flooding are expected to worsen under climate change.
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Super Bowl halftime show draws praise, tears from U.S. Latinos 4.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Some said Sunday's show draped itself in Hollywood tropes of female sexuality. But it also contained subtle political messages about children in cages, Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the urge to be heard.
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Across the U.S., states are bracing for more climate-related disasters 31.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Some states' proposals would borrow massive amounts of money to pay for future work, create new surcharges to bankroll permanent disaster accounts or shift development away from areas prone to disaster.

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Racist Policies in Urban Neighborhoods Have Created Deadly “Heat Islands” 20.1.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in The Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Deadly urban heatwaves disproportionately affect underserved neighborhoods because of the legacy of racist housing policies which have denied African Americans home ownership and basic public services, a landmark new study has found. Extreme heat kills hundreds of people in […]
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Puerto Rico earthquake: Two-thirds of island still without power 9.1.2020 BBC: World
Thousands of people have been sleeping outdoors after a series of quakes earlier in the week.
The island struggling to secure its future 26.12.2019 BBC: World
After being hit by a hurricane, Puerto Rico is seeking ways to counter years of economic decline.
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Here’s What’s Missing From Mayor Pete’s Plan for Climate Justice in Latinx Communities 21.12.2019 Mother Jones
Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg released a white paper on Monday focused on a slew of policy proposals aimed at Latinx voters. Entitled “El Pueblo Unido/A People United: A New Era for Latinos,” the 20-page document explores how a Buttigieg administration would address access to voting, a lack of affordable housing, draconian immigration laws, and […]
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Simpsons star Harry Shearer: 'We're reliving the 1930s' 6.12.2019 BBC: Front Page
Harry Shearer has been a comedy star for decades - but describes himself as a "political animal".
Notorious storms getting worse, cause billions in damage across California 5.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

Atmospheric river hits L.A., and costing state dearly

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Atmospheric rivers cause $1 billion in damage a year, study shows, and are getting worse 5.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

The weather phenomenon accounted for $42.6 billion in flood damage in 11 Western states over 40 years, with most of the destruction in California.

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Here’s Why NOAA Under Trump Is in a “Holding Pattern” 26.11.2019 Mother Jones
After spending two years in confirmation purgatory, Barry Myers, the Trump nominee to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), asked the White House last week to rescind his nomination. Myers explained that he needed to step down because of recent cancer surgery and chemotherapy, but his nomination has been stunted by controversy from […]
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America's 'shame': Medicaid funding slashed in U.S. territories 21.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Five U.S. territories say if Congress doesn't quickly allocate more funding for their Medicaid programs, they will be forced to make brutal triage decisions that will likely cost American lives.
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Most Superfund Sites Are Threatened by Climate Change. EPA Doesn’t Plan to Do Anything About It. 19.11.2019 Mother Jones
Two years ago, Congress asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to determine how prepared the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was to address the threat climate change poses to Superfund sites—spaces that store hazardous materials, like coal ash ponds or decommissioned mining sites that the EPA has identified for eventual clean up. The GAO findings just […]
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Climate change: Warming signal links global floods and fires 15.11.2019 BBC: Science
Scientists say rising temperatures are having a big influence on the scale and frequency of extreme weather events.
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Cows swept away by Hurricane Dorian found alive in North Carolina 14.11.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
Officials believe the three cows washed up on the Outer Banks after swimming for up to five miles.
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Hurricanes that cause major destruction are becoming more frequent, study says 12.11.2019 LA Times: Science

The most damaging hurricanes, by area of total devastation, are increasing the most, according to a study of 247 hurricanes that hit the U.S. since 1900.

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Climate change: Bigger hurricanes are now more damaging 12.11.2019 BBC: Science
The most damaging tropical cyclones are three times more frequent now than they were 100 years ago.
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Remember When Trump Sharpied the Hurricane Dorian Map? Turns Out People Got Mad 8.11.2019 Mother Jones
Before impeachment, there was another big scandal. No, not that. This one involved President Donald Trump not admitting he got something a little wrong and then throwing a government agency under the bus, taking a big black marker to forge a weather map, and also rage-tweeting that he was right about an upcoming natural disaster (instead of, […]
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California fires: More blazes sparked in Los Angeles area 1.11.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
Parts of the Los Angeles area are scorched as thousands of people are forced from their homes.
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