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U.S. Weather and Climate 2016: 15 $1 Billion-Plus Disasters

Ranking as the second warmest year on record, 2016 was the 20th consecutive year average U.S. temperature exceed the norm. The 15 weather/climate related disasters that each resulted in losses of more than $1 billion contributed to making 2016 the second-worst year on record, according to NOAA’s latest annual report.

EPA expands reporting of GHG emissions data.

EPA’s 2011 GHGRP: Expanded Coverage of US GHG Emissions by Source, Sector, State and County

Some 8,000 facilities spanning nine industry sectors nationwide reported 3.3 billion tons CO2e of direct emissions for the 2011 Reporting Year (RY).