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Climate Change

Coverage of the impact of climate change. Most now agree that the climate is warming and that is spawning more intense natural disasters like wildfires, floods and storms, including hurricanes.

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"When that smoke does mix down back closer to the surface, like we’re seeing today, the pollutants and particulate matter in the smoke coming down close to the surface will degrade the air quality."
The fires burn so hot and so thoroughly that they’ve altered the nature of New Mexico's forests, burning stands of trees and creating more of a forest of shrub fields and grasslands and leading to more fuel for fires.
Other states involved include: Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, North Dakota, South Carolina, Montana and Idaho. More than a dozen Louisiana parishes and flood control districts are also listed as plaintiffs.
The return of what used to be the largest lake west of the Mississippi has captured our attention as one of the most dramatic climatic events of 2023. Yet the flooded crops and tenuous levees at Tulare Lake represent only a fraction of the statewide and nationwide landscape.

For those living in hotter areas of the city and where there are fewer shade trees and for those with little money to pay for air conditioning, the condition will only worsen with climate change.
"The current disaster recovery system is as useful as a screen door during a hurricane. Our bipartisan legislation changes the status quo and empowers states to tailor response to the communities based on the disaster at hand."
Just as homeowners are realizing the increased risks of going without flood coverage, FEMA has released data showing that coverage costs are exploding for properties in coastal areas most vulnerable to flooding.
The Casa Romantica landslide is the latest in a season of crumbling cliffs in California following a winter of remarkably wet and powerful storms. More than 700 landslides were reported statewide in January alone, according to the California Geological Survey.
Once the state confirms the numbers, it will go through a process, including submitting the report to Gov. Janet Mills to see whether the state applies for a federal disaster declaration.