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Young climate activists channel anxiety about floods and wildfires

From school strikes to the halls of power, young activists have turned the world's focus toward climate change. They have rallied the largest protests in decades for the environment and brought it to the forefront of elections.

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Climate change, sea level rise devalue some homes

Homes exposed to sea level rise sell for about 7% less than their unexposed counterparts, according to a study published in 2019 in the Journal of Financial Economics. That discount jumps to 10% when the owner of the property is not living there.

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Homeowners relocating because of climate change, wildfires, flooding

Nearly half of Americans who plan to move in the next year say natural disasters and extreme temperatures factored into their decision to relocate, according to a survey conducted by Redfin.

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Growing uncertainty in the Central Valley

California produces much of America’s food—and now a drought and a pandemic have put the system on edge.
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Black Summer bushfires triggered Southern Ocean algal blooms bigger than Australia

Iron-rich ash and smoke from the Black Summer bushfires dropped from the atmosphere into the Southern Ocean, fuelling enormous blooms of algae between New Zealand and South America.
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The aquaculture industry needs a heat-loving salmon

Climate change is a huge threat to salmon farming. Scientists are on the hunt for a fish that can handle the heat.
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Guides just had their worst season ever in the Cascades

A series of extreme weather events stripped the lower 48's most glaciated mountains of their snowpack, leaving guides in the lurch.

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Changing climate poses burden as people count on fishing

Extreme weather damages access points for coastal residents dependent on seafood, while warming seas shift the balance of life under the water.
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Report: Most nations fall far short in plans to curb warming

Nearly every nation is coming up short — most of them far short — in their efforts to fight climate change, and the world is unlikely to hold warming to the internationally agreed-upon limit, according to a new scientific report.
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How wildfires fueled by climate change affect oceans and algae

Two years ago, in the southern Pacific Ocean, an explosion of algae grew to more than 2,000 miles wide — about the width of Australia.

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Younger generations are the most fatalistic about climate change

The idea that younger generations care the most about the climate while older people downplay the issue and refuse to take action is a widespread myth, according to new research.

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The rate of global warming during next 25 years could be double what it was in the previous 50, a renowned climate scientist warns

Former NASA climate scientist James Hansen urged Congress decades ago to act on climate change. Now he says he expects reduced aerosol pollution to lead to a steep temperature rise.

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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."

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Weaponization of water in South Asia

Climate change and unbalanced regional political power are driving an ongoing water crisis in Bangladesh.

Global action on harmful PFAS chemicals is long overdue: Study

"We already know enough about the harm being caused by these very persistent substances to take action to stop all non-essential uses and to limit exposure from legacy contamination."

Ocean plastic pollution

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

Pennsylvania vows to regulate PFAS in drinking water—again—but regulations are at least two years away

The chemicals, linked to health problems including cancer and thyroid disease, have contaminated drinking water in Pittsburgh communities like Coraopolis and McKeesport.

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