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Extreme rainfall, flooding, swarming spiders inundate Australia

Extreme rain in Australia’s New South Wales is causing life-threatening flooding that has so far forced the evacuation of at least 18,000 people. About 10 million people over an area the size of Alaska are at risk for excessive rainfall. Nexus Media News The mid-north coast, an area of coastline between Sydney and Byron Bay, […]

March 28th

When Texas froze over, there was Hell to pay

I’ve been thinking a lot about water. And power. And Texas. You know from the news they’ve been grappling with a crisis there brought on by unexpectedly wicked winter weather. And made worse by an incompetent, ill-prepared Republican state government that, as LBJ used to say, couldn’t pour sand out of a boot, even if […]

March 1st

Texas freeze: What’s behind $15,000 electricity bills?

Texans who made it through February’s extreme cold weather without losing power or natural gas must have felt lucky. But for some, keeping their electricity through the blackout may turn out to be more traumatic than losing it. An undetermined number of homeowners have been shocked to receive bills running into the thousands of dollars […]

February 28th

Carbon Brief: Did climate change contribute to India’s catastrophic ‘glacial flood’?

On Sunday 7 February, a sudden flood devastated a Himalayan valley in the Indian province of Uttarakhand. It tore through two hydroelectric dams, killing dozens of people and trapping hundreds more in construction tunnels. The risks of development in an area vulnerable to accelerated #climatechange: The Himalayan range, Hindu Kush, Tibetan Plateau and their peaks […]

February 25th

As millions in Texas still lack safe water, Sunrise Movement rallies at state capitol for Green New Deal

While millions of Texans on Monday continued living without safe drinking water and many faced storm damage and massive electricity bills, youth leaders with the Sunrise Movement rallied at the state capitol in Austin, using the current conditions across the Lone Star State to bolster their demand for a Green New Deal. .@sunrisemvmt at the Texas Capitol this morning to confront state […]

February 23rd

Because of course they would: Texas refineries release of hundreds of thousands of pounds of pollutants during storm

Texas oil refineries released hundreds of thousands of pounds of pollutants including benzene, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, and sulfur dioxide into the air as they scrambled to shut down during last week’s deadly winter storm, Reuters reported Sunday. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams Winter storm Uri, which killed dozens of people and cut off power to over four million Texans […]

February 22nd