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Senate Approves Funding Bill To Avert Government Shutdown

By David Morgan and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate approved a stop-gap funding bill to avert a looming federal government shutdown on Wednesday, after Republicans and Democrats agreed to help Flint, Michigan, resolve its drinking water crisis. Lawmakers voted 72-26 to adopt the short-term continuing resolution, or CR, that would keep federal agencies […]

September 28, 2016
A woman nuzzles her son as they wait to show U.S. President Barack Obama their flood-damaged home as he tours their neighborhood in Zachary, Louisiana, U.S., August 23, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Louisiana Flooding One More Link To Warming Climate

While the experts rarely link a single event to global warming — and climate scientists have not said that it caused the devastating Louisiana floods — they point to increased rainfall and flooding as a likely result of a warmer climate.

August 28, 2016
A man throws flood damaged material into a pile of debris in St. Amant, Louisiana, U.S., August 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Making Sense Of The Louisiana Flooding: How Bad Is It?

The Red Cross has already called the flooding the worst natural disaster on American soil since Hurricane Sandy, four years ago. The scope of the flooding is difficult to grasp.

August 22, 2016
Paul Labatut carries damaged furniture through flood water outside her home in St. Amant, Louisiana, U.S., August 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Why Obama Must Pay Attention To The Louisiana Floods

Our attention to tragedies like Louisiana reflect our values and priorities as a society. Slow-onset disasters in places that are already seen by some as lost causes are easily forgotten. Had the Louisiana flood been caused by hurricane, it would have been among the 10 costliest in U.S. history. But the storm didn’t have a name.

August 22, 2016