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New flood risk maps could undermine marginalized neighborhoods

Floods are among the most destructive and expensive climate-related disasters in the US. Not just for cities and states, but for individual homeowners.

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Investors in Africa are betting on the reality of climate change

Climate adaptation costs in Africa are predicted to reach up to $50 billion a year by 2050 in the event of the planet warming by an additional 2°C.

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Climate

Coronavirus lockdown in Nigeria will worsen generator pollution

With Nigeria's struggling national grid lacking in capacity to power the entire country, generators - especially small, low cost models with tank capacities of just four liters - have become an ubiquitous alternative for power despite a ban on mass importation.

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Climate

What coronavirus means for climate change

In the battle between fossil fuels and clean energy, the coronavirus pandemic will be a defining moment.
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Climate

Coronavirus could lead America to pass its biggest climate bill ever

For a clean energy transition that truly safeguards the climate, the country needs moonshot legislation - a bill that would authorize billions of dollars to redirect the economy away from fossil fuels and toward a low-carbon future. Historically, those kinds of bills only happen on the heels of a crisis. The coronavirus pandemic is one of them.

Climate

Mexico is illegally destroying mangroves to build Lopez Obrador's oil refinery

Satellite images show mangrove forests cleared presumably to accommodate president Lopez Obrador's flagship $8 billion oil project.
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Toxics

175 doctors say air pollution makes the NHS winter crisis worse

In a letter, 175 doctors in Britain called it "a public health crisis."
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Climate

How to be like Greta Thunberg in climate change discussions

Greta Thunberg is not distracted by rhetoric, straw-man arguments, personal abuse, or by condescension or appeals to economic theory.

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Climate

Ben Lamm: What colonizing Mars says about our attitude on climate change

Is colonizing another planet really the answer to the potential extinction of our own?
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Climate

At COP25, countries talk controversial carbon offsets

Carbon credits often get funneled to specific tree-planting projects. But it’s very hard to make sure those new trees don't disappear.
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Plastic Pollution

Reusable plastic shopping bags are making the problem worse

UK supermarkets are handing out more plastic now, not less.
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A fossil fuel-powered future for Africa will come at a drastic human cost

Data from new research by Harvard University and the University of Leicester suggests a future powered by fossil fuels on the continent will result in nearly 50,000 deaths per year by 2030 from power plant and vehicle emissions alone.

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India: Tribal villagers are monitoring Adani's PEKB mine in Chhattisgarh

Skeptical, villagers who live around the Parsa East and Kanta Basan coal mine—and are directly impacted by any pollution from it—have begun actively monitoring the project.

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