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"The Enduring Influence Of “The Day After Tomorrow,” 20 Years Later"

"It has been 20 years since we first saw the paleo-climatologist Jack Hall, played by Dennis Quaid, standing at a railing overlooking a command center at NOAA and asking his colleagues the question that baffled them: “What about the North Atlantic Current?”"

Source: Yale Climate Connections, 05/31/2024

Groups Urge Johnson To Bring Broader Radiation Exposure Bill Next Week

"A coalition of community activists called on House leadership to take up a broader reauthorization of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) after Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) scheduled a vote on a more limited extension next week."

Source: The Hill, 05/31/2024

Dems Urge Justice Department To Prosecute Alleged Oil Industry Price-Fixing

"Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and 22 other Democratic senators are calling on the Department of Justice to “use every tool” at its disposal to prevent and prosecute alleged collusion and price-fixing in the oil industry."

Source: AP, 05/31/2024

"Schools In 47 States To Get EPA Funds For Clean Buses"

"EPA announced this week that it has awarded about $900 million to school districts across the country to buy clean school buses. The money will come in the form of rebates to participating school districts, and it will help pay for about 3,400 buses in 531 school systems in 47 states, plus the District of Columbia and several tribal regions and U.S. territories."

Source: E&E News, 05/30/2024

"The Other Border Dispute Is Over an 80-Year-Old Water Treaty"

"With another hot summer looming, Mexico is behind on its water deliveries to the United States, leading to water cutbacks in South Texas. A little-known federal agency has hit a roadblock in its efforts to get Mexico to comply."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/30/2024

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