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Alabama flash flooding kills 4 and spurs rescues from homes and cars

By Jason Hanna and Gregory Lemos

Heavy rain sparked deadly flash flooding in parts of Alabama from Wednesday into Thursday, killing four people — including a 4-year-old girl — as crews rushed to rescue people from cars and homes, officials said.


Climate change tops talk during Sen. Michael Bennet’s telephone town hall Sept. 3

By Katie Roth

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet held a telephone town hall event on Friday, Sept. 3 to answer questions and address concerns for Coloradoans. Though Bennet spends a lot of time in Washington D.C., he has been back in Colorado for the past few weeks. He has held 30 events in 13 different counties across the state and came away observing three things in need of attention:


Sally, Zeta, Ida: Recent hurricanes are driving change with Alabama utilities

By John Sharp Photo: John Sharp ,

Hurricane Ida’s 150-mph winds were a powerful oddity few storms that blow into the Gulf of Mexico can match.


Counties most concerned about climate change in Alabama

By Stacker

Nationally, 72% of Americans believe global warming is happening. But when public opinion researchers zoom in on Americans, they find that attitudes and opinions about climate change can vary drastically from county to county—even when those counties are next door.


Rural Electric Co-ops in Alabama Remain Way Behind the Solar Curve

By James Bruggers Photo: Robert Nickelsberg , Getty Images

When members of a small rural electric cooperative in southern Alabama were asked in a survey whether they would support a community solar project, they said yes and the co-op board went on to authorize a 100 kilowatt project.


White House says Alabama will benefit from infrastructure bill

By Jonathan Grass Photo: WSFA 12 News

In a show of bipartisan support, the U.S. Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in a 69-30 vote Tuesday. The $1 trillion infrastructure bill, a priority for President Joe Biden, includes around $550 billion in new federal investments. The bill includes money for roads, public transit, water infrastructure, electric power and utility work among other things.


Alabama gets $27.2 million to reduce effects of climate change

By Eddie Burkhalter

President Joe Biden on Thursday approved $27.2 million to Alabama to mitigate the impacts of climate change.


Conservative Climate Caucus? Not for Alabama

By John Sharp Photo: Rick Bowmer , AP

Alabama is becoming warmer, its soils drier, annual rainfall amounts increasing and sea levels rising about once inch every year, according to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report release five years ago.


Alabama Power receives approval for Butler County solar facility

By William Thornton

Alabama Power today received approval for a large scale Butler County solar project that it says can put out enough electricity annually to power almost 15,000 homes.


Floods Are Increasing in Supposedly Low-Risk Areas

By Thomas Frank Photo: Michael Spooneybarger Alamy

The federal flood insurance program paid $1.2 billion in claims in 2020, breaking the $1 billion threshold for a record sixth consecutive year, according to an E&E News analysis of federal records.