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"La Niña Weather Pattern Likely to Prolong Western Drought, NOAA Says"

"For the second year in a row, the climate pattern known as La Niña has developed in the Pacific Ocean, which will likely prolong the severe drought in much of the Western United States this winter while bringing some relief to Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, government forecasters said Thursday."

Source: NYTimes, 10/22/2021

"Billions In Environmental Justice Funds Hang In The Balance"

"Tens of billions of dollars for U.S. environmental justice initiatives originally proposed in a $3.5 trillion domestic spending package now hang in the balance as Democrats decide how to trim the bill down to $2 trillion."

Source: AP, 10/22/2021

"U.S. Warns Climate Poses ‘Emerging Threat’ to Financial System"

"Climate change is an “emerging threat” to the stability of the U.S. financial system, top federal regulators warned in a report on Thursday, setting the stage for the Biden administration to take more aggressive regulatory action to prevent climate change from upending global markets and the economy."

Source: NYTimes, 10/22/2021

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