Congressional Climate Leaders Propose $2.6 Billion for Federal Climate Research and Forecasting

Congressional Climate Leaders Propose $2.6 Billion for Federal Climate Research and Forecasting

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Democratic members of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee have proposed $2.6 billion in funding for weather and climate change research at federal agencies as part of the committee’s $45.5 billion share of Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. The move comes as President Biden confirms he will be […]

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Ida Impacts Continue from Louisiana to NYC

Ida Impacts Continue from Louisiana to NYC

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Days after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana, energy company Entergy can’t say when New Orleans residents will get power back. In addition to the direct health harms that can come from losing AC when the heat index is over 100, the lack of power has also made it harder to […]

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Levees Hold as Ida Moves Inland, But Infrastructure Concerns Remain

Levees Hold as Ida Moves Inland, But Infrastructure Concerns Remain

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer As now Tropical Storm Ida moves inland, Louisiana residents are surveying Sunday’s damage. More than one million people are still without power as of Monday afternoon, and 25,000 workers from 32 states have mobilized to provide relief. Officials are celebrating the success of New Orleans’ updated levee system but still lament “catastrophic damage” caused by 150 mph […]

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Hurricane Ida Batters Southeast Louisiana on 16th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Ida Batters Southeast Louisiana on 16th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Yesterday, on the 16th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm. Packing winds of up to 150 mph, Ida touched down early Sunday afternoon, bringing with it shelter in place orders, flash flood warnings, and leaving 750,000 people (and counting) without power. […]

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