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GAO: Climate change already costing US billions in losses

Costs will rise with floods, wildfires.

A nonpartisan federal watchdog says climate change is already costing U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars each year, with those costs expected to rise as devastating storms, floods, wildfires and droughts become more frequent in the coming decades. 75 more words

Wildfires

News misreporting a big GAO report about climate change

Summary: This looks at an important new GAO climate change report, and how the news media misreport it. While a small episode, it reveals much about the problem of climate change, about journalism, and why three decades of advocacy for climate change action has produced so little action. 1,895 more words

GAO or the Court: Does Where You File Your Protest Make A Big Difference?

An offeror protested an award by the U.S. Forest Service when the agency’s solicitation appeared to favor a competitor, but the protest was denied at GAO. 678 more words

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Deep state? 78 Obama appointees 'burrowed' in gov't, report says

A new report says by the time Barack Obama’s presidency ended in January 2017, 78 of his political appointees had “burrowed” into government jobs over the course of six years. 219 more words

Current Events

Congratulations America, You Gave Airlines $7.1B In Baggage And Change Fees Last Year

For the better part of the last decade, airlines have been tacking on fees for everything from checking bags to allowing customers to cancel or change their flights. 815 more words

Travel

Improper Payments and American Financial Mismanagement

Sound government fiscal management requires, among other things, ensuring that government payments are made accurately—to the right payee, in the correct amount, and with sufficient documentation. 555 more words

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