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Climate

How climate change is hidden in ‘normal’ temperature data

Shifting climate baselines conceal warming that occurred in the past; our new "normals" differ strongly from normals decades ago.
www.adn.com
Climate

Laura Crews: Living with climate change in a year of fire and ice

Is this what it is to live with climate change? To carry on as normal even though nothing is normal?
www.sciencenews.org
Climate

Protecting half of Earth may help solve climate change, save species

An analysis lays out where new land protections could complement existing protected areas to achieve various conservation and climate goals.
www.forbes.com
Toxics

6 in 10 citizens think smart equals sustainable - and are ready to move if necessary

Among 10,000 respondents, 58% believe smart cities are more sustainable and 42% are prepared to vote with their feet by leaving their town due to pollution concerns.

inhabitat.com
Climate

Tracking climate data in real time

Climate TRACE, an alliance of climate research groups, is developing a new tracker using artificial intelligence that would allow the public to access international climate data in real time.

www.cpr.org
Climate

It’s easier to see the future of renewable energy with climate change data that’s 50x clearer

To plan a renewable energy project means knowing how much wind and sun an area gets - today and 50 years from now. Models of future climate change scenarios help with that, but processing the information into a visual format has resulted in a pixelated image like the one below.

theconversation.com
Population

Coronavirus deaths in San Francisco vs. New York: What causes such big differences in cities' tolls?

Among other things, population density, household sizes, public transportation use and hospital capacity may have contributed to the differences in COVID-19 deaths in San Francisco and New York City.

www.nationalgeographic.com
Justice

African Americans struggle with disproportionate COVID death toll

Creating a toxic storm of death and illness, the pandemic is devastating black communities across the United States and revealing the deadly legacy of inequality.
www.propublica.org
Justice

Early data shows African Americans have contracted and died of coronavirus at an alarming rate

No, the coronavirus is not an “equalizer.” Black people are being infected and dying at higher rates. Here’s what Milwaukee is doing about it — and why governments need to start releasing data on the race of COVID-19 patients.
therevelator.org
Climate

Water conflicts will intensify. Can we predict the worst problems before conditions boil over?

A new online resource combines economic and environmental data to help prevent deadly conflict. It could be a vital tool in the age of climate change.
www.theatlantic.com
Toxics

How badly has Bd devastated wildlife?

Nature is clearly in crisis—but what do researchers do when they only have imperfect data on the extent of the losses?
www.inverse.com
Population

Financing fish: Banks can make seafood more sustainable in these 3 ways

Global fish consumption has risen twice as quickly as population growth over the past five decades, and overfishing is creating unexpected problems for humans.

www.circleofblue.org
Climate

The next urban water crisis? Inadequate data clouds the forecast

What is the next center of population and commerce to be roiled by a severely constricted water supply?
From our Newsroom

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: 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: 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: 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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