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Washington State Department of Agriculture entomologist Chris Looney looks at two of the dozens of Asian giant hornets he vacuumed from a nest in a nearby tree on October 24, 2020, in Blaine, Washington. Scientists in Washington state discovered the first nest earlier in the week of so-called murder hornets in the United States and worked to wipe it out Saturday morning to protect native honeybees. Workers with the state Agriculture Department spent weeks searching, trapping and using dental floss to tie tracking devices to Asian giant hornets, which can deliver painful stings to people and spit venom but are the biggest threat to honeybees that farmers depend on to pollinate crops.
Notorious ‘Murder Hornets’ Make Reappearance in Washington State
In the state of Washington, the first Asian giant hornet nest in 2021 was found close to where a hornet was spotted last week. The craze about "murder hornets" swarming the United States in recent...
A car gets towed while men walk in the flooded waters of Telephone Rd. in Houston, Texas on August 30, 2017 after Hurricane Harvey. FEMA and the NFIP are bumping flood insurance rates for the first time in 50 years as a result of potential climate catastrophe, which may lead to enormous increases for homeowners in the highest risk areas.
FEMA Bumps Flood Insurance Rates for First Time in 50 Years After Consulting Climate Experts
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has revised flood insurance rates for the first time since the 1970s in what it calls “Risk Rating 2.0 – Equity in Action.” New policies will see an increase...
A group of 12 states, led by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, has filed a lawsuit against President Biden over a climate-related executive order which they believe would have a devastating impact on their states’ economies.
12 States File Lawsuit Against Biden Over Executive Order on Climate
A group of 12 states, led by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, has filed a lawsuit against President Biden over a climate-related executive order which they believe would have a devastating impact on their states’...
Climate change is a controversial topic.
Bill Gates Wants Rich Nations to Eat Synthetic Beef
Climate change is a controversial topic. With the new Biden administration, Washington’s focus on the issue has intensified. Several solutions are proposed to combat climate change, such as shifting to renewable energy and cutting down...
Janet Yellen, the U.S. Treasury Secretary, is planning to appoint a climate czar at the department who will be responsible for determining the effects of climate change on financial markets and promoting the necessary tax incentives to boost the use of renewable energy.
US Treasury to Appoint ‘Climate Czar’ to Advance Environmental Program
Janet Yellen, the U.S. Treasury Secretary, is planning to appoint a climate czar at the department who will be responsible for determining the effects of climate change on financial markets and promoting the necessary tax...
US Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping toast during a State Luncheon for China hosted by US Secretary of State John Kerry on September 25, 2015 at the Department of State in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/PAUL J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images)
Joe Biden and Xi Jinping Talk US-China Relations in Phone Conversation
President Joe Biden spoke with President Xi Jinping on Feb.10, issuing greetings and well wishes for the Chinese Lunar New Year. The conversation lasted two hours and touched on areas of disagreement such as Hong...
When Biden came to power, political experts wondered whether the administration would take a softer approach towards communist China and provide concessions on climate change.
John Kerry: Washington Will Not Let China Slack Off on Climate Change
When Biden came to power, political experts wondered whether the administration would take a softer approach toward communist China and provide concessions on climate change. John Kerry, President Biden’s special envoy on climate change issues,...