National Weather Forecast

On Sunday, some showers will remain across New England due to a nearby area of low pressure. A frontal boundary still in the Southeast into the Southern Plains will produce storm chances. Meanwhile, showers and storms will be possible in parts of the western United States due to a cold front – with the best chance of rain in the afternoon.

The heaviest rain from Saturday through Monday will be in New England, where some areas could see at least 3” of rain.

Meanwhile, dry and sunny conditions are expected for the last round of the PGA Championship in Pittsford, NY, on Sunday.


Why the U.S. is so bad at building clean energy, in 3 charts

More from the Washington Post: “The United States has big plans to move away from fossil fuels. By 2050, the Biden administration has promised, the country will have a carbon footprint of zero — thanks to thousands of wind and solar farms, new nuclear and geothermal power plants, electric vehicles and all-electric homes and buildings. There’s just one problem: The United States really isn’t very good at building clean energy. This paradox has become a central question in the anxiety-inducing race to raise the debt ceiling this month. Congressional leaders, haggling over how best to avoid default, have suggested that including legislation to speed up the development of energy projects and power lines — known as “permitting reform” — could help cement a final deal. (They have very different ideas of what that legislation should include: Democrats want to focus on building interstate power lines, while Republicans want to speed up the process of building power plants, including fossil-fuel ones.)

Past climate change to blame for Antarctica’s giant underwater landslides

More from the University of Plymouth: “Scientists have discovered the cause of giant underwater landslides in Antarctica which they believe could have generated tsunami waves that stretched across the Southern Ocean. An international team of researchers, led by Dr Jenny Gales from the University of Plymouth, uncovered layers of weak, fossilised and biologically-rich sediments hundreds of metres beneath the seafloor. These formed beneath extensive areas of underwater landslides, many of which cut more than 100 metres into the seabed. Writing in Nature Communications, the scientists say these weak layers – made up of historic biological material – made the area susceptible to failure in the face of earthquakes and other seismic activity. They also highlight that the layers formed at a time when temperatures in Antarctica were up to 3°C warmer than they are today, when sea levels were higher and ice sheets much smaller than at present.

Replace fossil fuels — with more fossil fuels? That’s one major utility’s plan.

More from Grist: “Austin Wall was attending an environmental law conference at the University of Tennessee not long ago when, during a discussion of natural gas pipeline projects, a map appeared on the screen and gave him a surprise. “I’m like, hold up, that Google Maps looks really familiar to me,” the 25-year-old law student said. “I could find my family’s farm on that map.” Wall’s family lives in rural Dickson County, and its ranch lies within a 10-mile “blast zone” of a pipeline planned for north-central Tennessee. That got his attention. A pipeline exploded in that area in 1992, scorching more than five acres of forest, and a similar disaster could decimate the family’s livelihood raising cattle. But what really dismayed him is why the Tennessee Valley Authority wants to build the project: It plans to replace two coal-fired power plants with natural gas facilities.


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