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EXTREME WEATHER: Audit: ‘Confusion’ threatens FEMA resilience projects

Puerto Rico is facing roadblocks from the federal government that could discourage communities across the United States from using disaster funds to improve climate resilience, according to a federal auditor.

Jupiter reaches opposition July 13-14

Opposition on June 10 marks the middle of the best time of year to see Jupiter. The planet shines at its brightest best in Earth’s sky. It’s also out all night long, rising at sunset and setting at sunrise.

Global warming. Inequality. COVID-19. And Al Gore is … Optimistic? – Grist

News on climate in the time of coronavirus Subscribe today This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Before he was the guy with the climate change PowerPoint presentation, before…

The Planet’s Future Has Never Looked Brighter

Doomsday thinking about the environment has been popular for decades. A rational optimist lays out the many reasons we can be hopeful about the future of the planet. In 1980, the year that PERC was founded, I spent three months…

The Seen And Unseen In Energy Production And Use

Over the past several days, you have probably seen multiple articles reporting on reverses suffered in the U.S. courts by developers of pipelines to transport oil and natural gas. In one case, a Federal District Court even ordered an existing,…

AOC: Working With Sanders Improved Biden’s Climate Policies

Democrat presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden, along with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), on Wednesday released recommendations for the party platform crafted by task forces set up by the former rivals, including far-left proposals intended to solve global warming. Rep. Alexandria…

Radical Climate Plans From The Biden-Sanders ‘Unity’ Platform

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released the policy recommendations of their “unity task force” on Wednesday. The proposed platform marks Biden’s continued shift to the left, as the so-called “moderate” candidate — a label he…

Conditions ripe for active amazon fire, Atlantic hurricane seasons

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Warmer than average sea surface temperatures in the tropical North Atlantic Ocean so far in 2020 have set the stage for an active hurricane season and elevated the risk of fires in the southern Amazon, according to scientists at NASA and the University of California, Irvine.

New evidence of long-term volcanic, seismic risks in northern Europe

(University of California – Los Angeles) An ancient European volcanic region may pose both a greater long-term volcanic risk and seismic risk to northwestern Europe than scientists had realized, geophysicists report in a study in the Geophysical Journal International. The densely populated area is centered in the Eifel region of Germany, and covers parts of Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Luxembourg.

Global Warming. Inequality. COVID-19. And Al Gore Is…Optimistic? – Mother Jones

Omar Marques/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters. This piece was originally published in Wired and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Before he was the guy with the climate change PowerPoint presentation, before…