Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

It's 30 degrees in Joliet today. Here's the news—

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FEMA Plan Would Free Up Billions for Preventing Climate Disasters

Christopher Flavelle, New York Times (Tweet)

Emergency management officials aim to funnel up to $10 billion into preventing climate disasters. The plan “would dwarf all previous grant programs of its kind,” one analyst said.

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BlackRock's Larry Fink Sets a Bolder Climate Goal in Annual Letter

Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times (Tweet)

Larry Fink is using his firm’s huge influence to pressure companies to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The firm controls $9 trillion in assets.

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Earth Day Summit Will Mark U.S. Return to Global Climate Talks

Jean Chemnick, E&E News, Scientific American (Tweet)

President Biden has said the event will be aimed at persuading countries to strengthen their greenhouse gas reduction pledges.

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Atmospheric river in California poses debris flow threat from wildfire scars

Diana Leonard, Andrew Freedman, The Washington Post (Tweet)

In a state with some of its largest-ever burn scars, heavy rains bring a risk of mudslides and debris flows.

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Ted Cruz pumps up Keystone job numbers

Salvador Rizzo, The Washington Post (Tweet)

We have been fact-checking these numbers for nearly a decade! Politicians keep getting them wrong.

Newsletter by Eric McDaniel.