Government

"Thousands of Homes Keep Flooding, Yet They Keep Being Rebuilt Again"

"The U.S. National Flood Insurance Program, which holds policies for more than 5 million homes, is $23 billion in debt after a string of natural disasters this century. As climate change further strains the program, analysts say it is time to shift its focus from rebuilding to mitigating risk."

Source: YaleE360, 08/31/2016

"White House Says Feds Doing Their Part In Flood Response"

"President Barack Obama is making his first visit to flood-ravaged southern Louisiana as he attempts to assure the many thousands who have suffered damage to their homes, schools and businesses that his administration has made their recovery a priority."

Source: AP, 08/23/2016

We Were Promised Greenest Olympics Ever. We Got An Ecological Disaster

"On a cool December night in Paris, at an awards ceremony in the city’s 3rd arrondissement, Eduardo Paes, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, took the stage to thunderous applause from an audience full of his fellow mayors from around the world. Paes’ voiced boomed as he stressed the importance of cities leading the fight against climate change ...."

Source: Climate Progress, 08/05/2016

Big FOIA Issue: Should Release To One Mean Release To All?

Journalists are sometimes competitive — and even secretive about the exclusive "scoops" they may be working on, lest their competitors beat them to publication. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is conducting a survey to get journalists' opinions on the Obama admin's proposed release-to-one-release-to-all policy.

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