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The Northeast is getting some freaking snow, finally.
Even though many areas experienced unseasonable spring temps of 60 degrees on Wednesday, the National Weather Service is predicting anywhere from 8 to 18 inches of snow by the end of the storm. More than 1,600 flights were canceled. [CNN]

Snow bases in the Northwest remain solid.
Meanwhile the Cascades should expect at least 5 to 10 inches over the weekend, but for the most part, the Northwest mountains are already having a solid season. Mount Baker claims they’ve already had many big powder days, the most they’ve seen in awhile. [The Seattle Times]

California’s water conservation is working.
The state is currently experiencing one of its wettest winters in years. Due to residents’ and business owners’ intense efforts to conserve, officials are reporting that Californians have saved enough water to provide for one-third of the state’s population for a year. [The Washington Post]

Travel Ban

Trump’s Travel Ban may require a look at travelers’ internet activity.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelley told NPR’s Morning Edition that residents of the seven banned countries may have to provide their internet history, social media activity, and passwords to U.S. officials if they want to visit the U.S. [NPR]

The ban is costing the U.S. airline industry a whole lot of money.
According to The Global Business Travel Association, $185 million in business travel bookings were lost in the week after the Ban. [The Washington Post]

Meanwhile, in the rest of the world..

Kenya voted against closing the world’s largest refugee camp.
Dadaab is located near Kenya’s border with Somalia and housed more than 280,000 of the “world’s most vulnerable people” for decades. In May, the Kenyan government announced it would close the camp, but the country’s highest court announced yesterday that nope, not gonna happen. [NPR]

And the Danes are putting out heartfelt advertisements about togetherness.

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