Disasters

Candidates Back Bill To Test Whether Banks Can Withstand Climate Risk

"The Great Recession put millions of homeowners underwater on their mortgages. Since then, the Congress has required periodic “stress tests” on large financial institutions to see whether they could withstand another economic blow."

Source: Washington Post, 11/21/2019

"House Energy Panel Approves Pipeline Safety Reauthorization"

"Legislation that would create heftier penalties for unsafe pipeline operation and new requirements for gas and hazardous liquid pipelines made its way out of the House Energy committee on the strength of the Democratic majority Nov. 19."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 11/20/2019

"AP Exclusive: Climate Said To Imperil 60% Of Superfund Sites"

"At least 60 percent of U.S. Superfund sites are in areas vulnerable to flooding or other worsening disasters of climate change, and the Trump administration’s reluctance to directly acknowledge global warming is deterring efforts to safeguard them, a congressional watchdog agency says."

Source: AP, 11/18/2019
November 20, 2019

Flooded Future: Assessing the Implications of New Elevation Data for Coastal Communities

You're invited to the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, 2:00-3:30 p.m., for a presentation of Climate Central's new research findings and their implications for future humanitarian assistance, economic prosperity, adaptation and resilience initiatives, and global security. Can't attend in person? Tune in to the live webcast instead.

Visibility: 

How US Betrayed Marshall Islands, Kindling The Next Nuclear Disaster

"Five thousand miles west of Los Angeles and 500 miles north of the equator, on a far-flung spit of white coral sand in the central Pacific, a massive, aging and weathered concrete dome bobs up and down with the tide. Here in the Marshall Islands, Runit Dome holds more than 3.1 million cubic feet — or 35 Olympic-sized swimming pools — of U.S.-produced radioactive soil and debris, including lethal amounts of plutonium."

Source: LA Times, 11/11/2019

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Disasters