Enforcing border checkpoints during Hurricane Harvey could leave people in harm’s way

What does immigration enforcement have to do with natural disasters? Plenty. As the Federal Emergency Management Agency is telling people that the window for evacuating from #HurricaneHarvey is closing, the federal government says it plans to enforce immigration laws at checkpoints near the border. If it holds, that decision may cause harm in the Gulf…

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Cutting NOAA Isn’t Just About Climate and Satellites. It’s About Coastal Economies.

A budget proposal for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration leaked to the Washington Post would slash coastal science and resilience programs. It would limit natural disaster preparation and research. It would limit data gathering, including satellites, which can help communities prepare for extreme weather. And if that wasn’t bad enough, a lot of jobs…

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