Resilience

As rising summer temperatures worsen, restaurant workers are unionizing and striking to combat unbearable working conditions.

Frida Garza reports for Grist.

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President Biden's ambitious plan to conserve 30% of US land and water by 2030 is making progress, but a potential Trump return threatens these gains.

Oliver Milman reports for The Guardian.

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Research on Martian agriculture reveals that ancient farming techniques could help combat food scarcity on an increasingly arid Earth.

Ayurella Horn-Muller reports for Grist.

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Grim forecasts for an active hurricane season highlight significant gaps in America's disaster preparedness.

Juliette Kayyem reports for The Atlantic.

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Governor Phil Scott has allowed Vermont's groundbreaking climate legislation to pass without his signature, marking a pivotal moment in the state's environmental policy.

Emma Cotton reports for VTDigger.

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Gardens can play a crucial role in mitigating climate change and biodiversity loss, but they are being replaced by plastic and paving, contributing to environmental degradation.

Kate Bradbury reports for The Guardian.

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Mexico City and Bogotá are on the brink of severe water shortages, reminiscent of Cape Town's 2018 crisis, due to El Niño-induced drought.

Jake Bittle reports for Grist.

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Prolonged heat waves could increasingly cause blackouts by overheating power transformers, particularly in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas, new research indicates.

Harry Stevens reports for The Washington Post.

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Federal agencies often neglect to collect data in U.S. territories as comprehensively as they do for states, jeopardizing climate adaptation and mitigation efforts, a new GAO report reveals.

Anita Hofschneider reports for Grist.

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As climate change intensifies, sites housing radioactive materials face increased threats from wildfires and floods.

Tammy Webber reports for the Associated Press.

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In Harris County, flood-prone residents are resisting buyouts despite repeated flooding, citing affordability and attachment to their homes.

Emily Foxhall reports for The Texas Tribune.

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Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, a prominent climate activist and marine biologist, emphasizes the importance of cautious optimism and collective action in addressing the climate crisis.

David Marchese reports for The New York Times.

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The loss of species abundance poses a serious threat to biodiversity and ecosystem functionality.

John Reid reports for The Atlantic.

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Federal regulators have approved vital changes to enhance the U.S. power grid, aiming to counteract the current infrastructural inadequacies and frequent power shortages.

Evan Halper reports for The Washington Post.

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Eleven EU countries, spearheaded by Ireland, advocate for the ratification of pivotal biodiversity restoration laws, aiming for legislative success within the month.

Lisa O'Carroll reports for The Guardian.

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Vietnam is taking significant steps to address environmental challenges in the Mekong Delta by adopting nature-based solutions to mitigate land subsidence, saltwater intrusion, and flooding.

Stefan Lovgren reports for Yale Environment 360.

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Despite historical attempts to eliminate diseases, experts now suggest focusing on control and coexistence.

Joanna Thompson reports for Undark.

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The Quinault Indian Nation in Washington State is relocating Taholah village to higher ground to mitigate flood risks exacerbated by climate change.

Mark Trahant and Stewart Huntington report for ICT.

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