17 Mass. communities awarded funds to plan for coastal storm, climate change impacts
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17 Mass. communities awarded funds to plan for coastal storm, climate change impacts

More than $3.2 million in funding has been awarded to coastal communities in Massachusetts to support local efforts to proactively plan for and adapt to storm and climate change impacts.

Urban heat officers face rising temperatures - and expectations

The “insidious” impact of extreme heat is challenging cities to find cross-disciplinary solutions.
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As Himalayan glaciers melt, a water crisis looms in South Asia

Warmer air is thinning most of the vast mountain range’s glaciers, known as the Third Pole because they contain so much ice. The melting could have far-reaching consequences for flood risk and for water security for a billion people who rely on meltwater for their survival.

Live near water? Get flood insurance, FEMA admin says after Ian

“Just because you’re not required to buy flood insurance doesn’t mean you don’t have the option to buy it.”

Bitcoin climate impact greater than gold mining, study shows

Environmental damage of producing cryptocurrency averages 35% of its market value over past five years.

This campus takes “learning environment” literally

At the University of the District of Columbia, sustainable infrastructure is part of the educational experience.

In a first, U.S. appoints a diplomat for plants and animals

For the first time, the United States is designating a special diplomat to advocate for global biodiversity amid what policymakers here and overseas increasingly recognize as an extinction crisis.

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