Lawmakers Urged to Plan Ahead for Worsening Natural Disasters

State and local governments have been overwhelmed by the cost of natural disaster cleanup unfolding across the U.S. over the last two years. With climate change further intensifying storms, experts told lawmakers Tuesday the time is now to equip agencies with the funding they need to plan for the worst.

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Irrigation – and Dwindling Water Supplies – on the Horizon for Midwest Corn Farmers

A warming climate and bigger corn yields mean Midwestern corn growers who today rely on rainfall to water their crops will need to switch to irrigation by midcentury if current trends continue, possibly setting off a battle royale for dwindling water supplies, new research released Monday suggests.

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GOP Fights Climate Change Goals Based on Imagined Cost

As floods drown the Midwest and fires scorch the West Coast, renewable energy like solar and wind power will become an essential part of combating climate change. As experts emphasized Thursday that lawmakers must act quickly, Republicans pushed back and said proposals like the Green New Deal are far too costly.  

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EPA Alums Broadly Renounce Trump Indifference to Climate Change

Republican and Democrat alike, four former EPA administrators testified Tuesday before Congress that they are fearful for the public health as the Trump administration deregulates longstanding environmental policies and pares back the agency’s research on climate change.

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