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Citing Threats to National Security, Representative Mikie Sherrill, N.J.-11, Takes Climate Change Head On
National Security
Citing Threats to National Security, Representative Mikie Sherrill, N.J.-11, Takes Climate Change Head On
2019-05-03 19:11:10
by Dan McCue

Three newly elected Democratic members of Congress, all of them women and all with backgrounds in either law enforcement or the armed forces, are concerned that climate change impacts are harming military readiness at the same time they are increasing... Read More

Citing Threats to National Security, Representative Abigail Spanberger, Va.-7, Takes Climate Change Head On
National Security
Citing Threats to National Security, Representative Abigail Spanberger, Va.-7, Takes Climate Change Head On
2019-05-03 19:11:06
by Dan McCue

Three newly elected Democratic members of Congress, all of them women and all with backgrounds in either law enforcement or the armed forces, are concerned that climate change impacts are harming military readiness at the same time they are increasing... Read More

Citing Threats to National Security, Three Women in Congress Take Climate Change Head On
National Security
Citing Threats to National Security, Three Women in Congress Take Climate Change Head On
2019-05-03 18:58:40
by Dan McCue

Three newly elected Democratic members of Congress, all of them women and all with backgrounds in either law enforcement or the armed forces, are concerned that climate change impacts are harming military readiness at the same time they are increasing... Read More

Climate Change Looms Over Trump Infrastructure Meeting With Democrats
Climate
Climate Change Looms Over Trump Infrastructure Meeting With Democrats

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democratic leaders plan to tell President Donald Trump on Tuesday that any agreement to improve the nation’s infrastructure must include funding to combat climate change. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer consider the... Read More

Pennsylvania Adopts Action Plan for Meeting Paris Climate Accord Goals
Climate
Pennsylvania Adopts Action Plan for Meeting Paris Climate Accord Goals
2019-04-29 21:30:06
by Dan McCue

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf released the state's Climate Action Plan Monday, a comprehensive strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Accord. The new state climate plan developed by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection... Read More

San Francisco Mayor Unveils 100 Percent Renewable Power Plan for City's Downtown
Energy
San Francisco Mayor Unveils 100 Percent Renewable Power Plan for City's Downtown
2019-04-24 23:32:22
by Dan McCue

San Francisco could become the first city in the United States in which large commercial property owners use only renewable energy under a plan unveiled by Mayor London Breed earlier this week. She and city supervisors Vallie Brown and Ahsha... Read More

Federal Judge Restores Obama Ban on Oil Drilling in Arctic Waters
Environment
Federal Judge Restores Obama Ban on Oil Drilling in Arctic Waters
2019-04-01 16:14:19
by Dan McCue

A federal judge on Friday night reinstated an Obama-era ban on oil-and-gas drilling in vast swaths of the Arctic Ocean, holding President Donald Trump exceeded his authority in attempting to overturn it. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason... Read More

Will the US Recommit to Paris Climate Accord Goals?
Climate
Will the US Recommit to Paris Climate Accord Goals?
2019-03-27 23:06:16
by Dan McCue

Less than 24 hours after Senate Republicans shunned the so-called Green New Deal, House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a new bill, the Climate Action Now Act, aiming to hold the Trump administration to the United States' original commitments under the... Read More

Las Vegas Gets Hit With Second Snowstorm in a Week. What Are the Odds?
Climate
Las Vegas Gets Hit With Second Snowstorm in a Week. What Are the Odds?

LAS VEGAS — They started arriving at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign as the first big snowflakes began to fall Wednesday night — landing softly and slowly turning the green artificial turf around it to white. Read More

It Just Snowed in Vegas and Likely Will Again This Week
Climate
It Just Snowed in Vegas and Likely Will Again This Week

LAS VEGAS — They weren’t exactly deploying the snowplows onto the Las Vegas Strip and they weren’t shoveling out the entrances to the casinos, either. But, still, it snowed in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Read More

2018 Was One of the Hottest Years on Record — And This Year Could Be Even Hotter
Climate
2018 Was One of the Hottest Years on Record — And This Year Could Be Even Hotter

All five of the hottest years on record have occurred in the last five years, according to global temperature data released Wednesday by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Read More

Paradise Faced Two Bad Options
Climate
Paradise Faced Two Bad Options

When the Camp fire barreled toward this Sierra foothill town last Thursday morning, officials had a crucial choice to make right away: How much of Paradise should be evacuated? The decision was complicated by history... Read More

In New California Disaster Era of ‘Fire-Floods,’ Where Will Deadly Debris Flows Strike Next?
Climate
In New California Disaster Era of ‘Fire-Floods,’ Where Will Deadly Debris Flows Strike Next?

Brent Larson awoke at 4 a.m. to the shake and rumble of what felt like a freight train rolling down the hill toward his Santa Barbara County home. He leaped from his bed and woke his two sons. In seconds, ... Read More

In the Wake of Hurricane Michael, Crist, Williams Move to Help Homeowners and Businesses Better Protect Property From Storm Damage
In The News
In the Wake of Hurricane Michael, Crist, Williams Move to Help Homeowners and Businesses Better Protect Property From Storm Damage
2018-10-19 17:47:40
by TWN Staff

In the wake of Hurricane Michael, a fast-moving storm that recently devastated the Florida Panhandle, Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Roger Williams (R-TX) have come together to address the high cost of... Read More

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Stop Teenagers’ Climate Lawsuit
Supreme Court
Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Stop Teenagers’ Climate Lawsuit

October 19, 2018 By Greg Stohr WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court stop a novel and sweeping lawsuit pressed by children and teenagers seeking to force the federal government to take steps against climate change.... Read More

Florida Lifts Voting Restrictions in Eight Panhandle Counties Hit By Hurricane
Voting
Florida Lifts Voting Restrictions in Eight Panhandle Counties Hit By Hurricane

Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order Thursday that eases voting restrictions in eight Panhandle counties where election plans have been severely disrupted by Hurricane Michael. Read More

Hurricanes Have Failed to Spur Flood Insurance Reform Bill
In The News
Hurricanes Have Failed to Spur Flood Insurance Reform Bill

U.S. taxpayers who spent billions of dollars after a trifecta of hurricanes last year are poised to do so again after a fix to the nation’s troubled flood insurance program remains stalled in Congress — and as a dangerous ... Read More

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