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After Fighting Plastic in ‘Paradise Lost,’ Sisters Take On Climate Change

After Fighting Plastic in ‘Paradise Lost,’ Sisters Take On Climate Change

After Fighting Plastic in ‘Paradise Lost,’ Sisters Take On Climate Change After Fighting Plastic in ‘Paradise Lost,’ Sisters Take On Climate Change SEMINYAK, Indonesia — It was trash season on Bali, the time of year when monsoon storms wash up tons of plastic debris onto the island’s beaches. It was also the time for two teenage sisters, Melati and Isabel …

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Democrats Detail a Climate Agenda Tying Environment to Racial Justice

Democrats Detail a Climate Agenda Tying Environment to Racial Justice

Democrats Detail a Climate Agenda Tying Environment to Racial Justice Democrats Detail a Climate Agenda Tying Environment to Racial Justice WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress are expected to make public on Tuesday a broad list of proposals on climate change, laying out in detail what could become the starting point for their climate agenda if the party regains control of …

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Climate Change Tied to Pregnancy Risks, Affecting Black Mothers Most

Climate Change Tied to Pregnancy Risks, Affecting Black Mothers Most

Climate Change Tied to Pregnancy Risks, Affecting Black Mothers Most Climate Change Tied to Pregnancy Risks, Affecting Black Mothers Most The vast majority of the studies reviewed in the paper concluded that ozone and PM 2.5 are also associated with preterm births, low birth weights and stillbirths. One study found that high exposure to air pollution during the final trimester …

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Don’t Thank the Virus for Saving the Climate Yet

Don’t Thank the Virus for Saving the Climate Yet

Don’t Thank the Virus for Saving the Climate Yet Don’t Thank the Virus for Saving the Climate Yet And it’s much easier to move the agenda forward on a bipartisan basis. A great deal can be done if you’re willing to sit down with the leaders in both parties and take seriously the concerns that they bring to this debate. …

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States Warn That Virus May Doom Climate Projects

States Warn That Virus May Doom Climate Projects

States Warn That Virus May Doom Climate Projects States Warn That Virus May Doom Climate Projects WASHINGTON — Connecticut is preparing to build a first-of-its-kind underground flood wall. Virginia has planned an intricate system of berms, pump stations and raised roads to keep the flood-prone city of Norfolk dry. Louisiana has broken ground on a new community for people forced …

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Britain, Host of U.N. Climate Talks, Proposes Full-Year Pandemic Delay

Britain, Host of U.N. Climate Talks, Proposes Full-Year Pandemic Delay

Britain, Host of U.N. Climate Talks, Proposes Full-Year Pandemic Delay Britain, Host of U.N. Climate Talks, Proposes Full-Year Pandemic Delay International negotiations designed to address the sweeping global threat of climate change will quite likely be delayed by a full year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Britain, the host of the talks, which were initially scheduled to be held at …

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Economic Giants Are Restarting. Here’s What It Means for Climate Change.

Economic Giants Are Restarting. Here’s What It Means for Climate Change.

Economic Giants Are Restarting. Here’s What It Means for Climate Change. Economic Giants Are Restarting. Here’s What It Means for Climate Change. As countries begin rolling out plans to restart their economies after the brutal shock inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, the three biggest producers of planet-warming gases — the European Union, the United States and China — are writing …

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Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Stronger, Researchers Find

Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Stronger, Researchers Find

Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Stronger, Researchers Find Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Stronger, Researchers Find Hurricanes have become stronger worldwide during the past four decades, an analysis of observational data shows, supporting what theory and computer models have long suggested: climate change is making these storms more intense and destructive. The analysis, of satellite images dating to 1979, shows …

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What a Week’s Disasters Tell Us About Climate and the Pandemic

What a Week’s Disasters Tell Us About Climate and the Pandemic

What a Week’s Disasters Tell Us About Climate and the Pandemic What a Week’s Disasters Tell Us About Climate and the Pandemic It all served as a reminder that the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed 325,000 people so far, is colliding with another global menace: a fast-heating planet that acutely threatens millions of people, especially the world’s poor. Climate change …

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‘Expect More’: Climate Change Raises Risk of Dam Failures

‘Expect More’: Climate Change Raises Risk of Dam Failures

‘Expect More’: Climate Change Raises Risk of Dam Failures ‘Expect More’: Climate Change Raises Risk of Dam Failures The dam that failed in Central Michigan on Tuesday gave way for the same reason most do: It was overwhelmed by water. Almost five inches of rain fell in the area in the previous two days, after earlier storms had saturated the …

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