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// by Kalyna White

Seven Expert Perspectives on What COVID-19 Means for the Planet

The COVID-19 pandemic will have repercussions that will follow the planet for years. The economic, social, healthcare, and environmental outcomes from the pandemic will remain, even once the pandemic itself is resolved. Seven experts from the World Economic Forum have given seven different perspectives on the pandemic’s environmental repercussions. Here are the seven impacts of… Keep Reading

With #Alpha, 2020 Atlantic Tropical Storm Names Go Greek

Having reached the end of the alphabetical list of 21 Atlantic tropical storm names for 2020 with Tropical Storm #Wilfred today, the naming protocol for all subsequent storms will now consist of names pulled from the Greek alphabet as decided by the World Meteorological Organization. Keep Reading

// by Kristina Tanasichuk

Operationalizing #NeverForget: United We Stand, Divided We Fall

As we reflect on the impacts of September 11th on our present and future, we at Homeland Security Today urge you to operationalize the pledge to never forget: To recognize the evolving and changing nature of the threats to our people and way of life, and to work to be part of the solution. To work to solve problems instead of creating more victims. To unite as Americans against those who wish to harm us. And, perhaps most importantly, to recognize that the consequences of just one successful attack are more than we are willing to tolerate. Keep Reading

// by Homeland Security Today

Nuclear Power: Could a New Atomic Age Solve Climate Change?

The far left and right in the United States have long presented the American people with a false choice: ignore climate change, or radically disrupt virtually every part of America’s economy and society to fight it. Neither of these approaches makes sense. The right’s relentless and indefensible climate denial contributes to the already snowballing costs… Keep Reading

// by Kalyna White

FEMA to Award Up to $660 Million in Hazard Mitigation Assistance

FEMA has recently opened the FY20 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Notification of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program and the new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) pre-disaster mitigation grant programs. The FMA grant program provides states, local communities, tribes, and territories with funding for mitigation activity to strengthen the… Keep Reading

// by Homeland Security Today

Devastating Wildfires, Extreme Weather Raise Concerns About Lack of Preparedness for Climate Change

Six of the 20 largest wildfires in California history started in August and September 2020 and with average high temperatures continuing to set records, calls are increasing to address the connection between extreme weather events and climate change. Leaders in western states have said it’s impossible to deny the impacts of climate change after witnessing the devastation from recent… Keep Reading

// by Homeland Security Today

Harvest: Recovery and Risk After Hurricane Michael

Last October, Hurricane Michael roared across southwest Georgia, laying waste to cotton fields, pecan orchards and pine groves. It blew apart barns and chicken houses, mangled irrigation systems and ripped up fences. It scattered cattle and pulled down power lines. And because so many here rely on timber as a safe haven for savings, it… Keep Reading

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