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Happy Monday #FriendsofthePlanet! We hope you had a great Cinco de Mayo and that you’ve recovered from Game of Thrones or the NBA or NHL Playoff excitement. How about that quadruple overtime game in Portland on Friday night not to mention the controversial finish in the Kentucky Derby! It is going to be another busy legislative week here in D.C. and hopefully, the MSM won’t be quite so obsessed with Barr, Mueller, and with the “will-they-or-won’t-they impeach” question. Here is what to have on your radar screen for this week:
Disaster Relief: Congress and the President were inching closer to a compromise on disaster funding at the end of last week with Republicans offering $300M more for Puerto Rico, which was the sticking point. Since DoD disaster funding ran out over the weekend and midwest flooding keeps getting worse, we are guessing that everyone involved will try to get this done asap.
International: India will begin recovering from Cyclone Fani, which slammed into eastern India on Friday leaving 33 dead, and hundreds of thousands homeless or without power. More than a million people were evacuated before the storm made landfall, which kept the death totals lowering than they would have been.
Celebrities: OK we have to admit we are on pins and needles waiting for the first look at royal baby Sussex! We will be watching our news feed for that announcement.
ICYMI: The Daily Show did a hilarious segment on why we are not more afraid of climate change. It is must-see TV! We are done with meat too, after the next burger!
Thanks so much for starting your Monday morning with us. We hope you enjoyed the climate forum last week and stay tuned for exclusive content that we’ll feature in the coming weeks. Here’s a preview of stories to watch this week: International: The United Nations General Assembly convenes this week, beginning with a climate summit […]
We hope you had a great weekend #FriendsOfThePlanet. Congress is back in session after a month-long recess, school’s back, summer’s over and there’s a lot to talk about. Here’s a quick recap of what you can expect this week: Congress: The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will hold a hearing called “Solving the […]
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