Proposed budget cuts to federal climate agency could impact Northern Nevada
RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) —
A relatively small budget cut to the federal agency that tracks weather and climate data could have a major impact on Northern Nevada.
President Donald Trump has proposed a 16 percent budget cut to the U.S. Department of Commerce, which includes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The NOAA is tasked with collecting data on the climate. Tim Brown, the director of the Western Regional Climate Center, says that data is used for monitoring drought, wildfires, air quality, avalanches and even ski operations.
Watch the report to learn more.