National Weather Forecast
A frontal boundary stretched from the Northeast to the Southern Plains will help spark off showers and storms on Friday. Some storms will also be possible in the Upper Midwest and in southern Florida. The excessive heat continues south of that frontal boundary and in the Southwest.
Heavy rain will be possible through the end of the week into the first half of the weekend across portions of the Front Range, the Tennessee River Valley, and the Northeast. Some of these areas could see over 3” of rain.
The 6-10 day temperature outlook shows a heat bubble across the central United States as we head through the middle and end of next week.
Biden boosted climate action. But U.S. emissions goals still in doubt.
More from E&E News: “When Joe Biden was a presidential candidate in 2020, he pledged to ban oil and gas drilling on public land, pump federal money into clean energy, and achieve net-zero emissions by midcentury. Three years later, the country’s emissions trajectory remains highly uncertain. The United States is within reach of cutting its carbon pollution in half by 2035 — if it’s able to install a massive number of renewable energy projects. Or the nation could fall far short of its international climate promises and reduce its emissions by as little as 29 percent in 2030 — if fossil fuel prices remain low, economic growth surges and clean electricity installations stumble, according to a report released Thursday by the Rhodium Group.”
This new factory will turn CO2 into sustainable jet fuel
More from Canary Media: “Nearly two years ago, the startup Twelve made its first batch of lower-emissions jet fuel at its lab in Berkeley, California. Using electricity, water and carbon dioxide, the company set out to make a synthetic fuel that could replace fossil-based kerosene and, ideally, reduce the outsize greenhouse gas emissions that come from flying airplanes. Now, Twelve is ramping up to make significantly higher volumes of its “E-Jet” fuel. Last week, the eight-year-old startup broke ground on a commercial-scale facility in Moses Lake, Washington, on the site of a former sugar-beet mill. Once up and running by mid-2024, the facility will be the first of its kind in the country to make alternative jet fuel from CO2 and grid power.”
Mosquitos are moving to higher elevations — and so is malaria
More from Grist: “As the planet warms, mosquitoes are slowly migrating to higher places — and bringing malaria to populations not used to dealing with the potentially deadly disease. Researchers have documented the insects making their homes in higher places that are typically too cool for them, from the tropical highlands of South America to the mountainous but populous regions of eastern Africa. A recent Georgetown University study found them moving upward in sub-Saharan Africa at the rate of 21 feet per year. “The link between climate change and expansion or change in mosquito distributions is real,” said Doug Norris, a specialist in mosquitoes at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.”
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