"Treasury To Insurers: Divulge Your Climate Risks"

"The Biden administration launched an unprecedented effort Tuesday to analyze how climate change is affecting property insurance costs and availability. The move comes as homeowners face soaring premiums in several states and dwindling insurance options."

Source: E&E News, 10/19/2022

"Weak Florida Planning Law Boosted Ian’s Destructive Power"

"Could the [Fort Meyers] region have been spared some of the damage with more aggressive planning and zoning? “Yes,” planners and resilience experts say. Sound land use planning builds stronger communities — physically, socially and politically. Yet Florida lawmakers effectively killed the state’s ability to check urban sprawl a decade ago with the passage of a reform measure called the 2011 Community Planning Act."

Source: E&E News, 10/14/2022

CSB Explosion Probe Says EPA Should Scrutinize Deadly Hydroflouric Acid

"The Chemical Safety Board says refineries need to strengthen safeguards surrounding the use of hydroflouric acid, and the EPA should take steps to improve oversight. The recommendations are part of a final report on the investigation into the June 2019 explosion and fire at Philadelphia Energy Solutions in southwest Philadelphia."

Source: State Impact Pennsylvania, 10/12/2022

"As Rio Grande Shrinks, El Paso Plans for Uncertain Water Future"

"With a megadrought persisting in the Southwest, El Paso and other cities on the Rio Grande are scrambling to find alternative sources of water and are turning to innovative approaches — desalination, transporting water via pipelines, and “toilet-to-tap” wastewater recycling."

Source: YaleE360, 10/12/2022

"Study Finds Climate Change Is Bringing More Intense Rains To U.S."

"A paper published Tuesday in the journal Geophysical Research Letters finds that it’s raining harder in most of the United States. The study, written by researchers at Northwestern University, tied the results to climate change and to warmer air’s ability to hold more water."

Source: Washington Post, 10/12/2022

"Drive for Climate Compensation Grows After Pakistan’s Floods"

"Every part of Rajul Noor’s life has been wrecked by this summer’s massive monsoon-driven floods. The 12-year-old girl’s family home is destroyed, as is the school that she loved. The friends she used to walk to school and play with are scattered, finding refuge elsewhere."

Source: AP, 10/11/2022

Shutting An Agency Managing Sprawl Might Have Put More People In Ian's Way

"When Hurricane Ian roared ashore the Southwest Florida coast last week, it hit one of the fastest growing areas in the nation that's been fueled by sunshine and paved with lax growth management rules."

Source: NPR, 10/11/2022


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