Monday, April 12, 2021
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Monday, April 12, 2021

It's 72 degrees in Clements today. Here's the news—

Expect More Tropical Storms, NOAA Warns

Rebecca Hersher, NPR

NOAA is updating its definition of what a "normal" Atlantic hurricane season looks like, based on the last 30 years. The average number of hurricanes in the new normal has risen from 6 to 7.

To Confront the U.S. Border Crisis, Save Central America's Forests

Jeremy Radachowsky, Scientific American

Climate change and other environmental threats are destabilizing these vital areas and helping drive mass northward migration.

To Fight Climate Change: Grow a Floating Forest, Then Sink It

Teresa L. Carey, Scientific American, Scientific American

A fast-growing front in the battle against climate change is focused on developing green technologies aimed at reducing humankind’s carbon footprint, but many scientists say simply reducing emissions is no longer enough.

Climate is the century's investment story

Ben Geman, Andrew Freedman, Axios

A successful global effort to slash carbon emissions demands huge investments to finance the unprecedented transformation of energy systems and related infrastructure — and it's a capital shift that's already well underway.

Biden administration proposes record $6.9 billion budget for NOAA

Jason Samenow, The Washington Post

It’s a 50 percent increase from the budget proposed by the Trump Administration.

Drought-plagued California and western U.S. may see another devastating fire season

Diana Leonard, Becky Bolinger, The Washington Post

The drought, which led to the most extreme wildfire season on record in California and Colorado last year,  is now worse.