National Weather Forecast

The main system on Monday will be out in the western United States, producing areas of rain and snow. A few showers will be possible with a trough of low pressure in the Northeast.

We will be watching areas of rain through the first part of the week in portions of the western and northeastern United States, but rainfall amounts, for the most part, will remain under 3”. The heaviest snow will fall across portions of Wyoming, where up to two feet will be possible in some locations.


Biden’s Clean Energy Initiative May Get Left on the Cutting Room Floor

More from Gizmodo: “Democratic lawmakers may have to scrap the most aggressive emissions-reduction initiative in American history from their massive budget bill. Senators Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have told President Joe Biden they refuse to support his climate agenda, forcing negotiations for the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better bill to a halt, people familiar with the matter said in interviews with the New York Times and the Washington Post. “We’re getting down to the hard spot here,” Biden told reporters Friday in reference to ongoing negotiations, the Associated Press reports. “We’re at this stalemate at the moment.” “It’s just going to take some time,” he continued, warning that this political back-and-forth could very well drag on to the end of the year.

Expansion of wind and solar power too slow to stop climate change

More from Chalmers University of Technology: “The production of renewable energy is increasing every year. But after analysing the growth rates of wind and solar power in 60 countries, researchers at Chalmers, Lund University and Central European University in Vienna, Austria conclude that virtually no country is moving sufficiently fast to avoid global warming of 1.5°C or even 2°C. ”This is the first time that the maximum growth rate in individual countries has been accurately measured, and it shows the enormous scale of the challenge of replacing traditional energy sources with renewables, as well as the need to explore diverse technologies and scenarios”, says Jessica Jewell, Associate Professor in Energy Transitions at Chalmers University of Technology.

Concordia researchers develop a new model to assess for flood hazards

More from Concordia University: “The widespread flooding that submerged parts of the province’s most densely populated regions in 2017 and 2019 exposed important gaps in Quebec’s flood preparedness regime. With thousands of people displaced and hundreds of millions of dollars worth of damages incurred, the disasters spurred urgent re-investment in the aging system. A new paper led by Concordia researchers outlines how advanced technology and recently available data is helping that effort. The article is published in the journal Hydrological Processes. In it, lead author and research associate Guénolé Choné and Pascale Biron, professor in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, present a new methodology to create a watershed-scale flood model based on LiDAR data.


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