Posts in category: Policy



Climate change, a factor in Texas floods, largely ignored

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Climate change is taking a toll on Texas, and the devastating floods that have killed at least 15 people and left 12 others missing across the state are some of the best evidence yet of that phenomenon, state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon said in an interview Wednesday. “We have observed an increase of heavy rain events, at least in the South-Central United States, including Texas,” said Nielsen-Gammon, who was appointed by former Gov. George W. Bush in 2000. “And it’s consistent with what we would expect from climate change.”




Obama seeking $60.4 billion for post-Sandy recovery

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President Barack Obama requested Friday that Congress authorize $60.4 billion in emergency spending to help the states hit by the supers-storm Sandy in late October. A House Democratic aide told NBC News that theyeven though it’s reasonable, we don’t expect Republicans to just hand it over. We’re going to have to fight for it.Some congressional Republicans have said that the money spent on Sandy ought to be offset with spending cuts in other parts of the federal budget; most Democrats do not seek offsets. In a joint statement, Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y. and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., co-chairs of the bipartisan congressional task force on recovering from Tropical Sandy, praised Obama’s request. “While more may be needed in the long term, this robust package is a major first step that we will work to pass as quickly as possible in Congress to help devastated communities, families and businesses.




Disaster declared in Alabama after lethal tornadoes

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Amid his trip to New York City on Wednesday night, President Obama devoted some of his attention 900 miles awayto the state of Alabama, which was devastated by tornadoes and severe storms that killed dozens of people.

“Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by this devastation, and we commend the heroic efforts of those who have been working tirelessly to respond to this disaster,” Obama said, according to a White House statement. . . (Full Article)



South China drought affects crops, persone

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GUANGZHOU, Aprile 26 (Xinhua) — Circa 60,000 people and more than 2.4 million mu (160,000 ettari) of crops have been affected by a lingering drought in south China’s Guangdong Province, local authorities said on Tuesday.

A total of 59,804 people are suffering from a drinking water shortage and 455,000 mu (circa 30,333 ettari) in 12 cities and counties of the province have been hit by a severe drought, according to the local flood control and drought relief headquarters… (Full Article)



Residents allowed back near Colorado wildfire

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Cooler, wetter weather is helping crews fighting a northern Colorado wildfire, a day after winds caused a flare-up that prompted the evacuation of 20 houses as a precaution. … ( Full Article )