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Russia launches satellite to monitor climate in Arctic

Russia launched its space satellite Arktika-M on Sunday on a mission to monitor the climate and environment in the Arctic amid a push by the Kremlin to expand the country's activities in the region.
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Uncovering patterns in California’s blazing wildfires

A study of trends in wildfire occurrence over the past 30 years shows that environmental, climatic, and human-related factors can point out regions with high fire probabilities.
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Climate

In wake of Texas crisis, advocates say state must require utilities prepare for climate change

An unusually cold winter storm left millions of people in Texas without power and water last month, and left many in New England to ask, "Could that happen here?" According to experts at the Boston-based Conservation Law Foundation, the answer is "yes." Well, sort of.

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Climate

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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Climate change is leading to premature births in the Brazilian Amazon

Extreme weather patterns and flooding worsened by climate change are adversely affecting the health of babies born in the Amazon rainforest.

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Miami Beach to cut back on famous palm trees over climate concerns

As a poster child for the climate emergency, Miami Beach has become a world leader in mitigating the effects of sea-level rise. Now the subtropical Florida city is cutting back on its famous swaying palm trees as it seeks shadier alternatives to preserve its environment and try to keep residents and visitors cool.

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Iceberg bigger than New York City broke off Antarctica

A giant iceberg broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica on Friday, not far from a British scientific outpost. The 490 square miles (1270 square kilometers) chunk of ice is bigger than New York City and broke free in a process called calving, according to a statement from the British Antarctic Survey.

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Hurricane Hunters’ grueling pace in 2020 may not abate with climate change

Amid a tumultuous year involving a pandemic, wildfires and heat waves, 2020 brought the most active Atlantic hurricane season since record-keeping began.

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The Louvre moves its treasures as climate change brings more floods to Paris

When the River Seine that runs through Paris overflowed this month, officials at the Louvre Museum were relieved some of their most valuable items were safely stored in northern France.
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University of Idaho glaciologists studying fast-moving glacier with hopes of improving sea-level rise predictions

A team of University of Idaho scientists are studying a fast-moving glacier in Alaska in hopes of developing better predictions on how quickly global sea levels will rise.
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World Meteorological Organization might start hurricane season 2 weeks earlier

Since 2000, about every other year, tropical storms have formed earlier than the official start date of June 1. So should the season open two weeks earlier?
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Natural gas exporters race to have the least polluting fossil fuels

Comparing emissions profiles is slated to increasingly become a way for countries to vie for competitive advantage.
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Climate change is weakening the ocean currents that shape weather on both sides of the Atlantic

Since the end of the last ice age, a swirling system of ocean-spanning currents has churned consistently in the Atlantic, distributing heat energy along the ocean surface from the tropics toward the poles, with heavy, cold water slowly flowing back toward the equator along the bottom of the sea. Collectively known as the Atlantic Meridional […]
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Swiss lakes at risk to climate change

Climate change could leave some Swiss lakes with higher amounts of algae and toxic cyanobacteria, according to a recent study by the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology.

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Cascadia mapping shows communities most vulnerable to effects of climate change

Residents of 152 cities and towns in the Pacific Northwest are particularly vulnerable to climate-fueled wildfires. Residents of 60 other communities are most susceptible to floods. And people living in 75 towns are most liable to suffer - maybe even die - because of heat waves.

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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