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RESILIENCE: 50 pages on adaptation. Here’s what Democrats want

The government’s scattershot and sometimes contradictory climate policies have left thousands of communities ill-informed about their risks to rising temperatures, according to a sweeping climate plan released by House Democrats this week.


CONGRESS: Lawmaker raises concern with disaster program inequities

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said the Small Business Administration should “take a long, hard look” at its disaster loan program following an E&E News investigation that showed large racial disparities in how the loans were distributed.


NATURAL DISASTERS: Credit scores are discriminatory. How the feds can fix that

The Small Business Administration needs to make more funding available to Black communities after natural disasters, experts said yesterday following an E&E News article that revealed large racial disparities in the agency’s disaster loan program.

Energy Politics

‘New deal’ risks fuelling emissions and eroding building standards

Boris Johnson’s plan to build tens of thousands of new homes risks locking in high carbon emissions for decades to come, if they are built to today’s poor efficiency standards instead of being designed for net zero carbon. The prime…


Green party joint leaders to stand again for their roles

The two joint leaders of the Green party, Siân Berry and Jonathan Bartley, are to stand for their job-shared role again, declaring the time is right to seize the moment and become a mass-membership movement. Berry and Bartley have held…


The Guardian view on climate and Covid: time to make different choices | Editorial

The dust storms that devastated the US prairie during the Great Depression were the worst ecological disaster in American history. They were also, partly, manmade. Decades of farming in the Great Plains had rid the topsoil of its native grass,…