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Quiet, not stormy, weather for US this year so far

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a couple years of wild, deadly and costly weather, the United States is mostly getting a lucky break this year. So far.

GOP water infrastructure bill coming tomorrow

Source: 
The Hill

House Republicans will release their version of a water infrastructure reauthorization bill tomorrow, The Hill reports.

Far Northern California fire destroys 30 homes

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters gained the upper hand Tuesday on a wildfire in Northern California that destroyed 30 homes and forced about 600 people out of their homes, fire officials said.

Harrison Ford, Indonesia president discuss climate

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hollywood actor Harrison Ford interviewed Indonesia's president on Tuesday about environmental degradation for a TV documentary on climate change.

Think tank: Climate change could prompt more Syria-style war

Source: 
The Washington Post

The founders of the Center for Climate and Security tell the Washington Post that drought helped trigger Syria's civil war and how climate change may cause more conflicts.

Army Corps: India, China outpacing U.S. water investments

Source: 
Bloomberg

Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General Thomas Bostick said the U.S. is trailing both India and China in water infrastructure investment in terms of GDP, Bloomberg reports.

UN to release climate report this month

Source: 
The New York Times

The United Nations plans to release a new report on climate change this month, but scientists involved are sparring over what scientific models to use, The New York Times reports.

Tropical Storm Gabrielle re-forms in the Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Gabrielle has re-formed in the Atlantic and is approaching Bermuda.

Logging threatens Monarch butterflies in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A new study of the Monarch butterflies' winter nesting grounds in central Mexico says small-scale logging is worse than previously thought and may be contributing to threats facing the Monarch's singular migration pattern.

AFL-CIO hopes to expand membership beyond unions

The AFL-CIO plans to open its membership to more non-union groups in an effort to restore the influence of organized labor as traditional union rolls continue to decline.

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