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In The Wake Of COVID-19, Congress Must Support Pre-Disaster Mitigation Programs

April 30th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

The COVID-19 crisis is compounding risks for U.S. communities still contending with past extreme weather and climate-related disasters and bracing for future disasters. The recovery could likely be compounded by a string of extreme weather events starting this spring, continuing towards the end of summer when wildfire season peaks along with extreme heat and drought conditions, lasting well into the fall through the end of hurricane season


The Ocean Genome Helps Fight Disease: Here’s How We Save It

April 30th, 2020 | by World Resources Institute

The ocean plays a surprising role in fighting COVID-19. With death and infection numbers escalating daily, the World Health Organization has made it clear that countries need to do three things to successfully fight this pandemic: test, test and test


Coronavirus & Flooding Set to Collide in USA — New Union of Concerned Scientists Analysis

April 12th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Last month, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its seasonal forecast for the spring flooding season, I was jolted into a reality that some people in the US are already experiencing: extreme weather stops for no virus. Just days after NOAA’s forecast came out, the flooding arrived: floodwaters from heavy rains in central and southern Ohio required the evacuation of dozens of people, leading one local sheriff to state, “God knows how we will figure it out with COVID-19.”



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