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EXTREME WEATHER: Research shows how cities ‘game’ FEMA flood program

Thirty-one years ago, the federal government began rewarding communities that took action to minimize their flood risk with an innovative program that gives residents discounts on their flood insurance premiums.

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PUBLIC HEALTH: Climate change can kill, but medical schools don’t teach it

During her first year of medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, the wildfire smoke was so bad that Karly Hampshire had to wear an N95 mask to protect herself. The Camp Fire blaze miles away had created a haze on campus so thick that Hampshire couldn’t see the horizon.

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EXTREME WEATHER: IG: FEMA never followed 20-year-old disaster law

More than 20 years ago, Congress and President Clinton enacted a law that aimed to encourage local governments to make their infrastructure more resilient to natural hazards and climate disasters.

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BUSINESS: Insurer: Carbon-removal industry must rival Big Oil in size

To have a shot at avoiding the worst impacts of climate change, the world needs to begin deploying carbon dioxide removal technologies at an unmatched scale, according to a new analysis of emissions data and scientific reports.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Can Biden build his charging stations?

The bipartisan infrastructure deal would deliver less than one-tenth of the money President Biden sought for electric vehicles — leaving nothing for new consumer subsidies, factory retrofits or supply chain development.

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EXTREME WEATHER: Drought spreads to 93% of West. That’s never happened

The western United States is experiencing its worst drought this century, threatening to kill crops, spark wildfires and harm public health as hot and dry conditions are expected to continue this month.

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