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Miami says it can adapt to rising seas. Not everyone is convinced

Officials have a new plan to manage rising water. Succeed or fail, it will very likely become a case study for other cities facing climate threats.
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Coast-to-coast crises waiting to happen

When extreme weather knocked out power and water in Texas last week, it represented a profound warning for the rest of the country: The nation's vital infrastructure remains fundamentally unprepared for the shocks of climate change.

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As extreme weather events increase, what are the risks to wildlife?

Last year the United States racked up nearly $100 billion in damages from weather and climate disasters. These events are starting to take their toll on wildlife, too.
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Indonesian police may probe coal miners over deforestation-linked floods

Police in Indonesia are considering opening an investigation into allegations that a recent deadly flood in Borneo may have been exacerbated by environmental degradation linked to coal mining activity.

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Richard Silber, Liam Torpy: Warming and warnings from the high Himalayas

The region is warming much faster than much of the planet, and the consequences are already showing.
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Indonesia to push for mine rehab, reforestation after deadly floods

The Indonesian government plans to reforest watershed areas in the Bornean province of South Kalimantan and compel coal-mining companies to rehabilitate their concessions there in response to recent deadly floods.

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Mountains, ice and climate change: A recipe for disasters

Shrinking and thinning of glaciers is one of the most documented signs of global warming caused by rising levels of greenhouse gases.
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Before Himalayan flood, India ignored warnings of development risks

Long before a deadly flood hit two hydroelectric dams, scientists warned repeatedly that such projects were dangerous in a fragile region made more so by global warming.
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Glacier bursts in India, leaving more than 100 missing in floods

Rescue efforts were underway in the northern state of Uttarakhand, where officials said a hydroelectric dam project had been largely swept away.
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Beauty, serenity, stillness: An ode to the final miles of the Mississippi River

Stark and minimalist in their beauty, the landscapes and communities in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish exist in a state of constant change.
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Glacier breaks in India's north; flood kills 3, 140 missing

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Indian authorities launched a search operation Sunday after part of a mountain glacier broke, sending a massive flood of water and debris slamming into two dams and damaging...
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What are the top climate threats in your country?

President Biden has wasted no time in moving to repudiate his predecessor's regressive climate policies. That's good news. This map shows which areas could be at high risk unless greenhouse-gas emissions are cut drastically.

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Climate change hit poorest countries hardest in 2019

Heavy rain and storms exacerbated by climate change particularly affected East Africa, Asia and South America in 2019, according to the latest Climate Risk Index.

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Palm oil plantations, coal mines linked to deadly Indonesia flood

Environmentalists have attributed recent heavy floods in southern Indonesian Borneo to widespread deforestation for oil palm plantations and coal mines.

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Tigers stalk as storms, poverty force Indians deep into mangrove forests

On a warm November afternoon, Parul Haldar balanced precariously on the bow of a small wooden dinghy, pulling in a long net flecked with fish from the swirling brown river.
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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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