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Daily Archives: August 28, 2023

DHS Community Leaders New Resources to Prepare for Extreme Temperature Events

“With roughly 130 million Americans across 22 states under heat alerts, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are releasing new resources to help communities manage extreme heat, which is growing in intensity due to the climate crisis. Heat remains the number one weather-related cause of death in the United States and its effects threaten our critical infrastructure. For instance, roadways, runways, and railways can begin to buckle and weaken; large demands on electrical grids and physical impacts of heat on power lines can lead to power outages; and data centers can lose cooling ability. To help communities mitigate damage from extreme temperature events in the years to come, today DHS will begin to distribute a first-of-its-kind resource guide to help state, local, tribal, and territorial officials save lives. The guide advances President Biden’s whole-of-government approach to address climate change and its impacts on our communities, and is a part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to protecting communities from extreme heat.”

America Is Using Up Its Groundwater Like There’s No Tomorrow

“Overuse is draining and damaging aquifers nationwide, a New York Times data investigation revealed…Global warming has focused concern on land and sky as soaring temperatures intensify hurricanes, droughts and wildfires. But another climate crisis is unfolding, underfoot and out of view. Many of the aquifers that supply 90 percent of the nation’s water systems, and… Continue Reading

The U.S. “Housing Recession”

CRS Insight – The U.S. “Housing Recession” August 21, 2023: “Economists often look to the housing market as an indicator of the health of the economy. As the COVID- 19 pandemic accelerated, the housing market was relatively strong, characterized by robust demand, rising prices, and increased construction. Since the latter half of 2021, spending on… Continue Reading

Tracking Federal Awards: and Other Data Sources

CRS Report – Tracking Federal Awards: and Other Data Sources, Updated August 23, 2023., available at, is a government source for data on federal awards by state, congressional district (CD), county, city, and zip code. The awards data in are provided by federal agencies and represent contracts, grants, loans, and other… Continue Reading

Sorry, But LinkedIn Is Cool Now

Bloomberg [read free link] – “The biggest social media platforms all have their niches. Twitter is for arguing with strangers. Instagram is for showing off the best of your 500 selfies. Facebook is for learning too much about an acquaintance from college. And LinkedIn is for updating the obligatory professional profile when you’re looking for… Continue Reading