18 Weather Disasters in 2021 Cost US $1 Billion or More Each

18 Weather Disasters in 2021 Cost US $1 Billion or More Each

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor According to a report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there have been 18 billion-dollar weather disasters in 2021, surpassing 2020’s disaster costs with almost three months still left until 2022. Experts say that weather events across the spectrum, including wildfires, hurricanes, and severe weather, are not […]

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Summer’s Subway Floods Have Cities Questioning Preparedness

Summer’s Subway Floods Have Cities Questioning Preparedness

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Hurricanes have been posing increasing threats to infrastructure in East Coast cities, hitting subways particularly hard. Last month’s Hurricane Ida flooded New York City’s subway tunnels, shut down Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, and washed out a commuter line in Philadelphia. These extreme weather events and their effects are prompting city […]

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2021 Hurricane Season Is Almost Out of Names with Two Months Left

2021 Hurricane Season Is Almost Out of Names with Two Months Left

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor A summer of storms, hurricanes, and tornadoes rocked the Northeast, a region that doesn’t usually see the most destructive impacts of extreme weather. Now, as New Yorkers and east coast residents repair storm damages and look to the government for climate solutions, the National Hurricane Center says the US […]

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Louisiana Agriculture Racks Up Damage Costs from Hurricane Ida

Louisiana Agriculture Racks Up Damage Costs from Hurricane Ida

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Hurricane Ida hit the shores of Louisiana nearly a month ago, bringing Category 4 hurricane winds and severe flooding. The storm caused at least $584 million in damage to agriculture in the state, as estimated by experts at the LSU AgCenter. More than 50% of the damage costs were […]

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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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