India targets climate activists with the help of Big Tech

Tech giants like Google and Facebook appear to be aiding and abetting a vicious government campaign against Indian climate activists.
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Mapping climate vulnerability

As part of the yearlong reporting project "Getting to Zero: Decarbonizing Cascadia," InvestigateWest commissioned a set of maps that provide digital windows into vulnerabilities spanning Washington and Oregon that are likely to worsen with climate change.

2014 Yellowknife wildfires saw higher ER rates for Indigenous people: study

Researchers suggest lack of access to care, inadequate housing and systemic racism may have played a role in health outcomes in Inuit and Dene communities during record-breaking wildfire season

When climate change and xenophobia collide

During a hurricane, migrants in the Bahamas were told that they could seek shelter without fear. More than a thousand were deported, reflecting a global trend.

New Mexico officials adjusting to year-round wildfire seasons

Heightened wildfire risks have already begun due to drought conditions in 2020 and probably will last through the year, said Julie Anne Overton, spokeswoman for Santa Fe National Forest.

After wildfires, B.C. forests face long road to recovery

A B.C. Indigenous group has been working to bring its territory back to life and create a replicable model for restoration following the devastating 2017 Elephant Hill fire. But it can take a century for forests to recover and climate change adds to the timeline

Earth poised to reach critical climate threshold as 2020 rivals hottest year on record

Escalating temperatures poise the planet to breach 1.5 C for the first time, possibly later this decade.

New Jersey had second warmest year on record in 2020

New Jersey recorded its second-hottest year on record in 2020 - continuing a trend of rising temperatures in the Garden State and globally as more heat continues to be trapped in the planet's atmosphere by greenhouse gases, exacerbating climate change.


Faulty food systems laid bare by COVID-19 and climate crises

The pandemic has made it harder for farmers - already grappling with climate extremes - to sell their harvests, while rising poverty pushes more city residents to use food banks.

The only way to achieve carbon-neutral flight, according to an airline

United Airlines is betting on carbon removal as the key to climate-friendly air travel.

It’s Australia’s first big blaze of the fire season. How bad will the summer get?

Last year, the country suffered catastrophic wildfires. Now, it is watching as a scenic getaway burns. What the rest of the season brings may depend on heat waves, winds and dried-out grass.

Australia's record spring heat one-in-500,000 without climate change: analysis

Australia's hottest spring on record, which saw temperatures more than 2C above average, would have been "virtually impossible" without human-caused climate change, new analysis has found.

The long-lasting mental health effects of wildfires

Across the West, fire season lasts longer and has become more intense than any time in history—tens of thousands of structures burn every year, and dozens of people die. But new research is highlighting a different problem: those who survive are never the same.
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We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

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Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

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