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Where Hurricane Beryl is Headed Next
Climate

AM Briefing: Beryl’s Next Move

On weekend weather, the U.K.’s election, and China EV tariffs

Culture

The Complicated Case for Pollotarianism

America should eat more chicken. But how many is too many?

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Climate

AM Briefing: Summer of Solar

On the fastest-growing power source, Hawaii’s climate settlement, and friendly monkeys

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Climate

AM Briefing: Wild, Wild Weather

On the start of a new season, Mississippi’s wind farm, and Stonehenge

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Texas Is Bracing for the First Named Storm of Hurricane Season

AM Briefing: Here Comes Alberto

On the tropical system in the Gulf, advanced nuclear reactors, and hybrid jet engines

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We Need to Talk About Nitrous Oxide

AM Briefing: N20 Emissions Climb

On a very potent greenhouse gas, Florida’s flooding, and hydropower

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Climate

AM Briefing: Vermont’s ‘Climate Superfund’

On holding Big Oil to account, SAF subsidies, and Tornado Alley

Vermont’s ‘Climate Superfund’ Bill Just Became Law
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Current conditions: Severe thunderstorms are slamming Houston • Earth could experience another solar storm this weekend • It’s about 78 degrees Fahrenheit and partly cloudy in New York City, where former President Donald Trump has been found guilty on 34 felony counts.

THE TOP FIVE

1. Vermont’s ‘Climate Superfund’ bill becomes law

Vermont has become the first state to pass a law holding big fossil fuel companies financially responsible for climate change damages caused by the emissions from their products. The state’s Republican governor, Phil Scott, neither signed nor vetoed bill S.259, aka the “Climate Superfund Act,” therefore allowing it to become law. In a rather terse note to Senate Secretary John Bloomer about the move, Scott warned of a lack of state funds to take on Big Oil, but said he understands “the desire to seek funding to mitigate the effects of climate change that has hurt our state.”

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Climate

AM Briefing: Watch Out for Alberto

On NOAA’s annual outlook, LNG lawsuits, and peaker pollution.

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Current conditions: Thousands of people in the Midwest are still without power in the aftermath of this week’s severe thunderstorms • A heat wave along the Gulf Coast could break temperature records over Memorial Day weekend • The UN says droughts, floods threaten a “humanitarian catastrophe” in southern Africa.

THE TOP FIVE

1. NOAA to release its Atlantic hurricane forecast

This morning, officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will announce their predictions for the coming storm season in the Atlantic Ocean. Based on what we know already, it’s shaping up to be a doozy.

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