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As wildfires, flooding, and hurricanes grow more frequent, climate migration begins

More than 1 million disaster-related displacements have occurred each year on average in the U.S. since 2016. Some people never return home.

Mass migration set to increase as world warms

Climate change is now driving mass migration, which will only worsen unless governments take global heating seriously.

Climate crisis could displace 1.2bn people by 2050, report warns

More than 1 billion people face being displaced within 30 years as the climate crisis and rapid population growth drive an increase in migration with "huge impacts" for both the developing and developed worlds, according to an analysis.

Climate change, migration, globalization and the future of pandemics

A new framework for pathogen evolution exposes a world much more vulnerable to disease outbreaks than we previously believed, but it also reveals new insights into how we might anticipate and mitigate the next one.

It’s time to prepare cities for people uprooted by climate change

A growing number of urban development scholars and advocates believe it's time to start planning climate havens: cities that are insulated from extreme weather and have the room and resources to grow.

WATCH: The deadly risks from Kenya's flooded lakes

In Kenya, rising water levels in lakes along the Great Rift Valley have forced thousands of people from their homes. It follows severe flooding after months of unusually heavy rain, which campaigners say has been made worse by illegal deforestation.

Here be dragonflies, thriving in Britain as never before

Climate change has encouraged a wave of insect migrants from across the Channel. Should we celebrate or fear for the future?

Lessons from Isle de Jean Charles could guide federal climate migration planning

The relocation of Isle de Jean Charles' residents from their disappearing island could help the federal government develop a model for moving more people away from rising seas, stronger storms and other effects of climate change, according to an auditor's report to Congress.

Climate change could put tropical plant germination at risk: Study

By 2070, rising soil temperatures could cause germination failure in 20% of tropical plants, and reduced rates in more than 50%, with the potential to disrupt and alter tropical ecosystems.

At the intersection of climate change and environmental and reproductive justice

"Reproductive justice is the right to reproductive health care, and the right to have children or not, the right to the healthiest possible pregnancy and birth, and the right to raise children in a safe and healthy environment. These rights will be challenged by climate change, including increasing temperatures."

Migratory freshwater fish in peril as report shows population plunge

Migratory freshwater fish are in big trouble. According to a new report, monitored populations of migratory freshwater fish have dropped on average by 76% since 1970, which is a higher rate of decline than among marine and terrestrial species.

Should plants and animals that have moved because of climate change be considered invasive?

Some researchers are calling for a more nuanced approach when it comes to flora and fauna needing to relocate in a warming world.

Yuliya Panfil: The case for ‘managed retreat’

what once seemed like a far-fetched scenario - asking Americans to move away from homes in climate-impacted areas - has begun percolating into the mainstream.

In Somalia, COVID-19 compounds water stress

The fragile situation for herders in Somalia and Somaliland, where harsh weather has stripped the land of food and water, is being exacerbated by the spread of COVID-19.

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Our plastic planet

While climate change remains environmental issue #1, the worries over plastic in our water, soil, food, and bodies continue to grow.

Disinfection dangers: How to avoid viruses without exposing yourself to toxics

COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.

Building a library of American environmental classics (Part Two)

More recommendations for your home eco-library.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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