National Weather Forecast

A frontal boundary on Monday from the Central U.S. to the Northeast will bring scattered showers and storms, but we aren’t really anticipating severe weather at the moment. Afternoon storms are possible in the Southeast, and monsoonal storms are expected once again in the Southwest.

Heavy rain was expected Sunday across portions of the upper Midwest, where over an additional three inches of rain was possible. Rain chances through the beginning of the week could also bring up to 3” to portions of New England.


New study calculates retreat of glacier edges in Alaska’s Kenai Fjords National Park

More from the University of Washington: “As glaciers worldwide retreat due to climate change, managers of national parks need to know what’s on the horizon to prepare for the future. A new study from the University of Washington and the National Park Service measures 38 years of change for glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park, a stunning jewel about two hours south of Anchorage. The study, published Aug. 5 in The Journal of Glaciology, finds that 13 of the 19 glaciers show substantial retreat, four are relatively stable, and two have advanced. It also finds trends in which glacier types are disappearing fastest. The nearly 670,000-acre park hosts various glaciers: some terminate in the ocean, others in lakes or on land.

These are the Inflation Reduction Act’s big climate tech winners

More from Protocol: “There are some sectors that could really see transformational investments. That could make them attractive places for tech startups to focus their efforts. And they’re like industries where private climate capital could help unlock even greater carbon savings. The built environment is one of these big winners, with about $9 billion earmarked. That money will fund everything from consumer home energy rebate programs (for home electrification and energy-efficient retrofitting) to tax credits for heat pumps. Startups already operating in that space, such as BlocPower, Sealed and Dandelion Energy could reap rewards, according to Zou and Purdom. Agtech could also see a boost, with $20 billion allocated to incentivize smart agricultural practices and reforestation. While this most directly affects farmers and ranchers who would be participating in voluntary conservation programs that can stash carbon in the soil, it’ll also have a trickle-down effect on startups that support regenerative agriculture practices.

As climate change threatens more homes, some properties are getting too costly to insure

More from CNBC: “As climate change threatens the U.S. with more natural disasters, it’s becoming increasingly costly for Americans to insure their homes ⁠— and it’s only expected to get worse, according to experts. “These things are occurring more often, and they’re causing more damage,” said Jeremy Porter, chief research officer at First Street Foundation, a non-profit focused on defining U.S. climate risk. Indeed, there were 20 separate billion-dollar U.S. natural disasters in 2021 — including a deep freeze, wildfires, flooding, tornado outbreaks and other severe weather — costing a total of $145 billion, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


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