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Who are the children most at risk from climate change?

Climate change affects everyone, but today's children are the ones who will be left to deal with the most disastrous consequences in the future.

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The latest IPCC report is a catastrophe

Climate change is here, it’s a crisis, and it’s caused by fossil fuels.
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Wildfires highlight need for climate action, Biden says

US President Joe Biden spoke Friday with governors of several western US states where severe wildfires are devastating communities, telling them the crisis highlights the urgent need for action to stem climate change.

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What happens when all the bugs die?

Bee ecologist Dave Goulson imagines a world without creeping things.
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‘Green New Deal’ leaders see Biden climate plans as a victory, kind of

For Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and progressive climate activists, the Biden infrastructure plan shows the influence of the Green New Deal. But they think it's nowhere near big enough.
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California has a new idea for homes at risk from rising seas: Buy, rent, retreat

Sea level rise is threatening billions in coastal property. A California lawmaker is proposing a novel way to retreat from the threat: buying and renting out properties as long as they're habitable.
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Europe seeks alliance with U.S. to tackle aviation emissions

The European Union wants to work with the U.S. government to curb aviation's contribution to climate change, including through possible pollution standards on jet fuel, a senior European Commission official says.

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Fresh off a bruising climate fight, Oregon Democrats set sights on diesel emissions

After a fight over greenhouse gas emissions tested the limits of the Oregon Legislature's ability to function for two consecutive sessions, the issue has been largely absent in 2021. Now, that's beginning to change.

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Is climate change impacting tick populations?

How is climate change related to ticks and why are we seeing more of them? Well, warmer weather is one of several factors that have contributed to the spread of ticks in Vermont and the rise of tick-borne diseases.

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Utilities say lessons from historic storm will have to wait, as scientists, politicians eye climate change

By most accounts, it's been 60 years since Oregon saw a storm that damaged the power grid to the degree ice and snow battered the Portland region this weekend.

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Study: Warmer weather will increase flooding in the Columbia River Basin this century

Warmer winter weather, more rainfall and less snow will contribute to significantly increased flooding in the Columbia River Basin this century due to climate change, new research says.

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Coastal darkening is threatening marine life

Around the world, coastal waters are steadily growing darker. This darkening—a change in the water's color and clarity—has the potential to cause huge problems for oceans and their inhabitants.

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COVID’s toll on coal clears the way for green recovery

The pandemic has created an opening for durable emissions reductions if governments steer recovery in a green direction.
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Climate change in Oregon by the numbers, from 0.1 to 200

Temperatures are going up. Wildfires are happening more often. Sea levels are rising. Climate change has entered the chat in Oregon.
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Broken promises: Cascadia region not on track to cut carbon emissions

On climate change, the governments of Washington, Oregon and British Columbia not only over-promised what they would do to stem the tide but actually underperformed all the other states and provinces.

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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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