More schools in cooler climates now need costly air conditioning

More schools in cooler climates now need costly air conditioning

As heat waves move north, schools that once didn’t need air conditioning are now facing high costs to keep classrooms cool.

Anna Phillips and Veronica Penney report for The Washington Post.

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Amid LNG’s Gulf Coast expansion, community hopes to stand in its way

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Facing imminent water crises, Mexico City and Bogotá seek solutions

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Jake Bittle reports for Grist.

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New York State is on the verge of passing legislation to significantly reduce single-use plastic waste, potentially setting a precedent for other states.

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The Tsleil-Waututh Nation is pushing for stricter regulations to protect Burrard Inlet from industrial pollution, as a leaked video highlights the challenges of enforcement.

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The expansion of oil palm plantations in Indonesian Papua has led to increased flooding and water contamination, affecting Indigenous communities downstream.

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Rising saltwater contamination threatens health in coastal Bangladesh

Rising saltwater contamination threatens health in coastal Bangladesh

Saltwater intrusion in coastal Bangladesh is exacerbating chronic kidney disease, with residents forced to consume contaminated water for daily use.

Thaslima Begum reports for The Guardian.

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Indigenous land rights crucial for climate success

Indigenous land rights crucial for climate success

Giving Indigenous communities greater control over their lands significantly improves conservation results, according to a new study in One Earth.

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Michigan’s community solar project demonstrates potential for broader impact

Michigan’s community solar project demonstrates potential for broader impact

A community solar project in Michigan's Upper Peninsula shows how renewable energy initiatives can achieve both economic and social goals.

Dan Gearino reports for Inside Climate News.

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Extreme weather is worsening Africa's cholera crisis

Extreme weather is worsening Africa's cholera crisis

Relentless extreme weather in Africa has led to severe cholera outbreaks, killing thousands and affecting hundreds of thousands more.

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Washington: Governor Inslee decides against reducing wind farm size

Washington: Governor Inslee decides against reducing wind farm size

Governor Jay Inslee asked a state panel to reconsider its decision to significantly downsize the Horse Heaven wind farm project in Benton County, Washington.

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ExxonMobil's board loses climate scientist with minimal impact

ExxonMobil's board loses climate scientist with minimal impact

Susan Avery, the first climate scientist on ExxonMobil's board, is stepping down after seven years without significant progress on the company's climate policies.

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