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Will the climate crisis tap out the Colorado River?

Water availability is going from bad to worse in the seven states that rely on the drought-stricken river.

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Brazil has weakened dozens of environmental laws during the pandemic

Since President Jair Bolsonaro took office in January 2019, Brazil has approved 57 pieces of legislation that weaken environmental laws, from relaxing forest protections to declassifying the toxicity of dozens of pesticides, according to a new analysis.

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Fossil fuel execs gloat about profits from Texas storm crisis

Comstock Resources, a shale drilling company, apologized for describing gas prices from the Texas storm as a “jackpot.”

Kentucky bill would allow ban of large solar projects on farmland

A new bill in the Kentucky legislature could ban large-scale solar projects on farmland in the state, out of fears that the growing solar industry could be a detriment to the preservation of productive farmland.

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NC groups want state to join climate change fight

If the petition is approved by the Environmental Management Commission, it would force Duke Energy to cap the amount of greenhouse gases it releases.

The origins of environmental justice—and why it’s finally getting the attention it deserves

Decades of research show that Black and brown communities are on the front lines of environmental harms. Can those longstanding injustices be remedied?
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Mapping climate vulnerability

As part of the yearlong reporting project "Getting to Zero: Decarbonizing Cascadia," InvestigateWest commissioned a set of maps that provide digital windows into vulnerabilities spanning Washington and Oregon that are likely to worsen with climate change.

Hitting net zero by 2050 could add $1 trillion to the U.S. economy

The upfront investments in a clean economy will reap enormous economic rewards in the future.
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Climate change is affecting the kind of fish you can catch in Michigan's inland lakes

Warming waters are hard on some fish, such as walleye, and more favorable to others, such as smallmouth bass. With so many environmental stresses, it’s difficult to gauge the future of individual lakes.
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Michigan rivers changing due to climate disruption

Severe storms can lead to intensive flooding, soil erosion and disruption to fish populations. Timing is everything in nature.

Montgomery County school board seals deal to get 300 of the buses

School board seals deal to bring 300 electric school buses to Montgomery County. The buses will recharge at night and run during the day. During the hot summers, the buses and charging stations can help store needed energy for local businesses.

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