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New UCS Analysis: Coronavirus and Flooding Set to Collide in US

Juan Declet-Barreto codeveloped this analysis. Last week, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its seasonal forecast for the spring flooding season, I was jolted into a reality that some people in the US are already experiencing: extreme weather stops for no virus […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Before Bailing Out Fossil Fuel Companies or Their Bankers, Congress Should Read This

A new report released last week by a range of organizations provides valuable information and guidance that might help us rebuild the economy and the energy system around principles of justice, transparency, and science-based decisionmaking. It may not be top of mind as the world faces a growing pan […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

6 Ways the Agricultural Resilience Act Equips Farmers to Fight the Climate Crisis with Science

Last month, Representative Chellie Pingree (D ME-1) introduced a bold and comprehensive policy proposal—the Agricultural Resilience Act (ARA, H.R.5861)—to set farmers up with the tools they need to tackle the climate crisis. At a time when farmers are on the heels of a difficult year and preparing f […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Forest Service Budget Cuts Will Deprive US Communities of Forestry Science that Improves Climate Resilience

“Trees are the answer.” The maxim was on a sticker on my PhD mentor’s office door at Arizona State University (ASU). But what was the question? Turns out, there were a lot of them. How to reduce extreme heat in cities? More trees can provide shading and absorb humidity, contributing to lowering the […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.