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Weather Disasters Have Cost US at Least $1B Each Since 1993

December 18, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsVol. 11, No. 23December 15, 2019 Since leaders first started talking about tackling the problem of climate change, the world has spewed more heat-trapping gases, gotten hotter and suffered hundreds of extreme weather disasters. Fires have burned, ice has melted and seas have grown. The first United Nations diplomatic conference to tackle…
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Grenfell Tower materials likely didn’t meet code, ‘fueled’ deadly fire

November 11, 2019

From NCMA eNewsNovember 7, 2019 Officials in the United Kingdom have concluded the first phase of their investigation into the fatal June 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London and have determined that the reason the blaze was able to spread so quickly was that the building's cladding — aluminum composite material (ACM) rainscreen panels —…
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