These photos tell you everything you need to know about California’s drought
Just this week, a major Southern California water agency declared a water supply alert for the first time in seven years, and is asking residents to voluntarily conserve. Many of the state’s counties are already under a state of drought emergency.
Families of Black men slain by police are hopeful for reform
The family and representatives of Black men slain by the police met with senators and White House officials Thursday — and left optimistic that police reform could be approved by May 25, the anniversary of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Following a joint congressional address Wednesday night in which President Joe Biden asked Congress to approve reform by May 25, the families and their representatives met with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.news.yahoo.com
On the Drought Vulnerability Index, where does Florida stand?
The Drought Vulnerability Index from Climate Central focuses on what states are exposed and sensitive to drought, as well as their ability to adapt. For Florida, that means we’re looking at increasing drought conditions heading into our fire season. Drought Vulnerability Index (Climate Matters)A state with a low vulnerability score can still experience drought conditions, but they likely have a stronger economy and robust adaptation measures making them more resilient than other states. Drought in Florida from 2000-2020 (NIDIS)Looking back, 2017 was an active fire season for those in northeast Florida and southeast Georgia with the West Mims fire. The states with the highest Drought Vulnerability Index include Oklahoma, Iowa and Montana.
6/21: Pope Francis takes on the mob; Why are coffee prices rising?
6/21: Pope Francis takes on the mob; Why are coffee prices rising? Pope Francis takes on the mob and brands its members an example of "the adoration of evil"; and, Drought in Latin American and the Caribbean is causing the price of coffee to rise worldwide.cbsnews.com