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NASA-NOAA satellite provides forecasters a view of tropical storm Jerry’s structure

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Jerry is the latest in a line of tropical cyclones to develop in the North Atlantic Ocean this season. NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and provided forecasters with a view of its structure that helped confirm it was organizing.

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FEMA: Official charged with fraud after accepting copter rides

A former official with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Puerto Rico was arrested yesterday for allegedly taking bribes from the president of a company that received almost $2 billion from FEMA to rebuild the electric grid after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017.

How Russia and China are preparing to exploit a warming planet – POLITICO

Russia is vying for control of Arctic seaways and has built some 40 icebreakers. China, which is not a polar country, has launched aggressive Arctic diplomacy. | Vladimir Isachenkov/AP Photo Global Translations POLITICO‚Äôs latest Global Translations podcast explores how climate…

Arecibo gets $19M grant to find and study NEOs

NEOs are near-Earth objects, asteroids and small comets that sweep near Earth and have the potential to cause harm. Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico has, since the 1990s, been finding about 60 to 120 of these objects every year.

NASA finds heavy rain potential in tropical storm Dorian

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA’s Aqua satellite provided forecasters at the National Hurricane Center with visible imagery and infrared data on Tropical Storm Dorian as it continued its western track into the Eastern Caribbean Sea. Infrared data provided an indication of the storm’s heavy rain making potential.

NASA analyzes Tropical Storm Dorian day and night

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Dorian was approaching the Leeward Islands when NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead from space and snapped a visible image of the storm. When Suomi NPP came by again the satellite provided a night-time image from early morning on Aug. 27.

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NEBRASKA: State lawmaker: Humans not changing climate but must prepare

A lawmaker who doesn’t believe humans are causing climate change is nevertheless leading a push to ensure Nebraska farmers are better prepared for extreme weather like the blizzards and flooding that hit the state this year.

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WISCONSIN: Gov. Evers creates office to reach carbon-free goal

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) issued an executive order Friday creating a new office to help his administration achieve his goal of 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050 after Republicans killed the proposal in the state budget.