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Three years. Four disasters. Social workers in Puerto Rico want change

They’re trying to help with the emotional toll from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, earthquakes and now COVID-19. Social workers say they need to be part of the official response.
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The teenagers at the end of the world

Young climate activists like Jamie Margolin are building a movement while growing up — planning mass protests from childhood bedrooms and during school.
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Trump attaches severe restrictions to Puerto Rico's long-delayed disaster aid

Days after the island was hit by a 5.9-magnitude earthquake, the White House released billions in aid but placed limits on how it can be spent.
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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

This week, Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood discuss the international rise of coal, with China's big push to increase coal power and Russia's Siberian coast playing an increasing role in shipping coal. In Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, two years of delays are preventing islanders from accessing the FEMA aid needed to recover after hurricanes Maria and Irma.

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A job plan built to boost Tallahassee's resilience

A violence-prevention initiative in Tallahassee is also training young people for jobs in community resilience.
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After a Caribbean hurricane, the battle is where, or even whether, to rebuild

When Hurricane Irma crushed Saint-Martin two years ago, the French state vowed swift assistance. Aid has flowed in, but a fight has followed about recovery plans, exposing racial and class tension.
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Democrats will debate in a city under siege by climate change

Activists wanted a Democratic debate focused entirely on climate change. They aren’t getting one, but in Miami this week, the issue will be inescapable.
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As storms keep coming, FEMA spends billions in ‘cycle’ of damage and repair

FEMA has paid out billions for disaster recovery efforts. But many projects seem to be undertaken in defiance of climate change, leaving structures nearly as vulnerable as before.
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As storms keep coming, FEMA spends billions in ‘cycle’ of damage and repair

FEMA has paid out billions for disaster recovery efforts. But many projects seem to be undertaken in defiance of climate change, leaving structures nearly as vulnerable as before.
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The hurricane passes and we start to forget

The persistence of racial injustice. Rampant individualism. The assault of unbridled capitalism on family and community. And our seeming inability to grasp that the ground beneath our feet is nowhere near as solid as it seems.
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Caribbean states beg Trump to grasp climate change threat: 'war has come to us'

As warming temperatures caused by climate change is strengthening hurricanes, leaders in the region plead with Trump to rejoin the Paris climate deal
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After devastating 2017 hurricanes, British Virgin Islands race to 'build back better'

With this year's hurricane season now underway, much of the BVI is scrambling to rebuild stronger structures. But for some residents, that has not been possible.

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Hurricane Irma: Rick Scott, governor of Florida, defends emergency contracts for debris removal

An investigation by CBS Miami station WFOR-TV found that emergency contracts issued to companies for debris removal after the storm cost tens of millions of dollars more than the original contracts for the work.

From our Newsroom

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

Alabama PFAS manufacturing plant creates the climate pollution of 125,000 cars

The manufacturing plant responsible for PFAS-coated fast food packaging pumps out loads of a banned ozone-depleting compound along with "forever chemicals."

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

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