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

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States warn that virus may doom climate projects

A billion-dollar program to protect cities from climate change is at risk of failing because of the pandemic.
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Empire State, big New York City buildings aim to cut carbon footprints

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The 2020 census can help us fight climate change — if coronavirus doesn’t get in the way

A flawed census count would have ripple effects on environmental justice and plans to tackle climate change.
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In public housing, a battle against mold and rising seas

Neglected infrastructure, already a source of mold, is also making public housing more vulnerable to climate change.
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50 years of progress—and setbacks—since the first Earth Day

Many countries have cleaner air, water, and land. But we face a rapidly warming climate, rising extinction, and other challenges.
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A storm expert's view: What lessons can we apply from hurricanes to the coronavirus?

A fierce hurricane and a deadly pandemic are very different disasters, but there are common elements that can guide our response to the current crisis.
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Study finds staggering economic benefit from protecting wetlands

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The original Long Islanders fight to save their land from a rising sea

Shinnecock Indians are using nature-based solutions to calm the waves and restore the beaches that protect their lands.
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After Trump mocks a sea wall in New York, plan is abruptly shelved

In an unexpected move, the federal government halted a project that might have led to a multibillion-dollar barrier to protect the region from flooding.
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How climate change will affect remote work and commuting

As cities are shaped by rising seas and extreme weather events, the way we work will be irrevocably altered.
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Is weakening a landmark environmental law Trump's biggest rollback yet?

“It's a fundamental attack on our system of environmental protection."

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Rob Moore: As climate risks worsen, U.S. flood buyouts fail to meet the need

As climate change drives more extreme coastal storms and precipitation events, the system must undergo a drastic overhaul or risk stranding millions in flood-prone homes.

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The $119 billion sea wall that could defend New York...or not

A six-mile-long barrier would help protect the city from floodwaters during fierce storms like Sandy, but critics say rising seas make the option inadequate.
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