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Tropical Disturbance in Gulf of Mexico may become Tropical Storm Claudette by Friday

Tropical Disturbance 92L in the southern Gulf of Mexico’s Bay of Campeche was spreading heavy rains over southern Mexico and Central America on Wednesday, and it has the potential to develop into Tropical Storm Claudette by Friday. Regardless of development, 92L will bring heavy rains and dangerous flash flooding to the central U.S. Gulf Coast […]

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Study: Extreme weather may not lead to increased support for climate action

For some Americans, the signs of global warming are everywhere. In 2020 alone, wildfires broke records across the West, hurricanes fueled by abnormally warm ocean temperatures battered the Southeast, and a Death Valley weather station recorded a temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit — possibly the hottest daily high ever reliably documented on Earth. Now, drought […]

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Higher-elevation New Orleans neighborhoods have gentrified. The Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center is pushing back.

When Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, about 70% of the city’s homes were damaged. But some neighborhoods at higher elevations stayed safe.  These areas have now become desirable to buyers – especially as sea levels rise and the risks of extreme weather increase. As a result, many wealthy – often white – people have moved […]

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How to cut the internet’s big carbon footprint

When COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns first began, many people stopped commuting to the office and traveling. “Because nobody was driving or flying, we actually saw a pretty significant improvement in air quality and emissions as well,” says Renee Obringer of the University of Maryland. But she says the shift to working and hanging out at home […]

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May 2021: Sixth-warmest May on record, NOAA reports

May 2021 was the sixth-warmest May since global record-keeping began in 1880, 0.81 degrees Celsius (1.46°F) above the 20th-century average, NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, NCEI, reported June 14. NASA rated the month the seventh warmest May on record. The relative coolness of May, by recent standards, was partially the result of a La Niña event in […]