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In parched Southwest, warm spring renews threat of ‘megadrought’

Rapid melting this year showed that good snowpack doesn’t necessarily translate into full reservoirs.
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Japan’s deadly combination: Climate change and an aging society

Record-breaking rains this week in the country’s southernmost main island, which have killed 62, have shown the vulnerability of people living in nursing homes.
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Tree ring records show increase in extreme weather in South America

South America has experienced an "unprecedented" increase in extreme weather events over the past century, according to a new analysis of 600 years of tree-ring records.

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Phoenix is trying to combat climate change

On a warming planet, heat hurts communities of color more. But Phoenix is finding ways to cool down.
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Pandemic plunges Puerto Rico into yet another dire emergency

The island has had to weather a hurricane, a political crisis and earthquakes, but those crises did not lead to the widespread unemployment caused by the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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To fight repeated flooding in St. Charles Parish, officials approve this $1.2M drainage plan

The St. Charles Parish Council has given the green light to more than $1.2 million in new drainage and sewerage master plans.

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A green COVID-19 recovery: how Canada can chart a sustainable path forward for the economy

New report lays out a roadmap for recovery that ties federal support to emissions reductions, prioritizes worker training and addresses longstanding inequalities

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With climate change intensifying extreme weather events, can at-risk minority communities rely on the police to keep them safe?

Four experts discuss the options to prepare for crisis response—defund the police, reform police practices, or look to communities of color to protect themselves.
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Unhealthy smog accompanies heat wave

Three Allegheny County Health Department monitors register high ground-level ozone readings with more high readings likely.

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'American Heartland' provides a window on farm country

Marie Mutsuki Mockett traveled with a team of wheat harvesters from Texas to the Dakotas, catching a rare glimpse of modern farm life and gaining valuable insight into the urban-rural divide.
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Japan floods increase risk of coronavirus spread

Health officials have expressed concern about the coronavirus spreading among hundreds of thousands of people who have been transferred to evacuation centers.

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Climate woes growing for women, hit by displacement and migration

Extreme weather and rising seas are increasing the burden of work, ill-health and violence faced by women who are forced to leave home or left behind as menfolk seek jobs elsewhere.

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A heat wave thawed Siberia's tundra. Now, it's on fire.

A relentless, climate change-driven heat wave has caused a rash of fires on land normally too frozen to burn. Scientists fear it may become a regular occurrence.
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Sister Norma Pimentel: COVID-19 has come to our migrant camp. It makes ending the MPP policy even more urgent

A makeshift ‘tent city’ in Mexico filled with about 1,500 asylum seekers records its first coronavirus case.
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Trump’s climate change record under the microscope in new ad targeting Tampa voters

The 30-second spot is part of a $1.7 million effort to highlight Trump's environmental record.

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