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A disastrous megaflood could bring more than 8 feet of water to parts of California, scientists say

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Devastating wildfires and droughts are not the only natural catastrophes that California will continue to face. According to new research published on Friday, a disastrous megaflood could bring so much water to some areas of the state that it......

By mid-century, a third of Americans will live in dangerously hot areas, report predicts

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Intense heat this summer has set records in the U.S., with some regions topping 110 degrees. Utah residents suffered through 16 straight days of triple-digit heat — the longest such stretch in the 125 years that records have been......

California governor announces aggressive $8 billion plan to boost water supply

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here California Gov. Gavin Newsom this week announced an aggressive new plan to tackle the state’s water shortage. The $8 billion strategy, detailed in a 16-page document, aims to reinforce California’s dwindling water supply. As the burdens of global warming......

House to vote Friday to pass Democrats’ sweeping health care and climate bill | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here CNN  —  The House of Representatives is on track to vote on Friday to pass Democrats’ $750 billion health care, energy and climate bill, in a significant victory for President Joe Biden and his party. Once the Democratic-controlled House......

Why the U.S. is struggling to modernize the electric grid

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Blackouts are growing more frequent in the United States. The average American experienced just over eight hours of power outages in 2020, with overall duration of power interruptions in the U.S. more than doubling since 2015, according to the U.S.......

How a country music icon and the superstars of motocross built — and saved — a legendary race

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7:25 AM ET Alyssa RoenigkESPN Close Alyssa Roenigk is a senior writer for ESPN whose assignments have taken her to six continents and caused her to commit countless acts of recklessness. (Follow @alyroe on Twitter). LORETTA LYNN LOOKED at the land and saw a home. In 1966, the country music......

This CEO developed what’s been dubbed Asia’s Tesla of scooters. Here are his top tips

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Horace Luke isn’t a fan of the word “no.” “If I ask the first time [whether] I can do something and it’s a ‘no,’ I’ll find another guy to ask. If the second guy says no, then I’m going to......

Video: Opinion | How to Fall Out of Love with Your Lawn

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Opinion Video features innovative video journalism commentary — argued essays, Op-Ed videos, documentaries, and fact-based explanation of current affairs. The videos are produced by both outside video makers and The Times’s Opinion Video team. Opinion Video features innovative video journalism commentary — argued essays, Op-Ed videos, documentaries, and fact-based explanation......

Eye on America: Community gun violence prevention program, lab-grown mushroom leather, and more

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Eye on America: Community gun violence prevention program, lab-grown mushroom leather, and more – CBS News Watch CBS News We meet a pastor in Philadelphia leading his neighbors in an effort to reduce gun violence, and visit a lab......

The market’s biggest winners and losers in the Inflation Reduction Act

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) walks outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. August 2, 2022. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Want to know what the Inflation Reduction Act means for the market’s biggest companies, as well as for......

Fourth set of human remains found at Lake Mead as its shoreline recedes due to extreme drought

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Las Vegas — More human remains have been found at drought-stricken Lake Mead National Recreation Area east of Las Vegas, authorities said Sunday. It’s the fourth time since May that remains have been uncovered as Western drought forces the......

The New York Times’ cluelessness just hit a new high

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Post Editorial Board The New York Times reported that a bunch of GOP officials are fighting back against the progressive drive “to use government muscle and public funds” to destroy carbon-based fuel industries. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here......

Senators working through marathon series of amendment votes, a key step ahead of passing Democrats’ sweeping health and climate bill | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here CNN  —  The Senate has worked through the night and into Sunday morning, taking a series of back-to-back amendment votes that are among the last steps toward final passage of Democrats’ sweeping health care and climate bill – putting......

Senators consider Inflation Reduction Act in rare Saturday session

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Senators consider Inflation Reduction Act in rare Saturday session – CBS News Watch CBS News In a rare Saturday session, U.S. senators met to debate the Inflation Reduction Act. Democrats tout the act as the largest single investment in......

Parts of Great Barrier Reef show highest coral cover seen in 36 years

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this photo provided by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority the Hardy Reef is viewed from the air near the Whitsunday Islands, Australia Jumbo Aerial Photography | Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority via AP Two-thirds of the......

Brutal heat wave blankets parts of Kentucky amid flooding aftermath

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Brutal heat wave blankets parts of Kentucky amid flooding aftermath – CBS News Watch CBS News A heat wave coupled with high humidity is gripping much of the country, as many in Kentucky deal with the aftermath of devastating......

Coal industry ‘shocked and disheartened’ by Manchin climate deal

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexander Bolton The West Virginia Coal Association and several other state-based coal industry groups on Wednesday blasted the tax and climate deal that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) agreed to last week, warning it will “severely threaten American coal” and......

Extreme heat can be dangerous for kids, experts warn

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here With more record-breaking temperatures in the forecast for parts of the country, public health experts are cautioning that children are more susceptible to heat illness than adults are — even more so when they’re on the athletic field, living......

Climate change isn’t party political and people are realizing it’s not a ‘left-wing plot,’ charity founder says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People photographed in Lower Saxony, Germany, on July 19, 2022. A number of European countries were affected by a heatwave last month. Julian Stratenschulte | Picture Alliance | Getty Images It’s been called a “global emergency that goes beyond national......

6 deaths in Seattle area blamed on recent heat wave

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The medical examiner’s office in Washington state’s most populous county, which includes Seattle, has reported six heat-related deaths following a heat wave that encompassed much of the Pacific Northwest last week. In Oregon, the state medical examiner’s office said......

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