Again to Mars, and your private home may be in a flood zone

Welcome to Local weather Level, your weekly information to local weather, vitality and surroundings information from across the Golden State and the nation (and the galaxy). In Palm Springs, Calif., I’m Mark Olalde.

America is again on Mars! Should you’re something like me, meaning you spent the previous week obsessively consuming information about NASA’s Perseverance rover that landed on the crimson planet. If not, then I’ve received you lined. First, take a look at this AP video of the second that landing was confirmed as a result of cheering scientists both imply you are watching the tip of a ’90s film or we simply did one thing wild. Then, take a look at this USA Immediately piece on how the mission group has taken steps towards range. Subsequent, Florida Immediately has extra info on some quirks of the Mars mission. And, lastly, head over to Perseverance’s Twitter feed for a plethora of cool stuff, starting from sounds recorded on Mars to insights from NASA.

Again on Earth, this is another essential reporting….

NASA's Perseverance rover is lowered onto the surface of Mars in a harrowing landing.


Politics as normal. Presently, all eyes in Washington, D.C., are on U.S. Division of the Inside affirmation hearings, the place Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., may turn into the primary Native American to carry a cupboard place. However, conservatives aren’t making life straightforward for her, as they argue she could be unhealthy for fossil fuels — Haaland beforehand got here out in favor of the progressive Inexperienced New Deal. HuffPost has an attention-grabbing take a look at the irony of politicians who voted towards motion on local weather change lecturing her to “respect the science.” Nonetheless, as CNN studies, fossil fuel-friendly Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., introduced he’ll help her, seemingly that means she’ll be confirmed. In the meantime, the Detroit Free Press studies that former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who has pushed for each electrical autos in addition to renewables, has been confirmed the Senate to helm the Division of Vitality.

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