Climate change may boost rain in Kenyan river basin

Kenya's Tana River Basin, which has experienced drought over the past few years, is likely to get wetter this century.

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Bart Elmore: The herbicide dicamba was supposed to solve farmers' weed problems – instead, it's making farming harder for many of them

Farmers are stuck in a chemical war against weeds, which have developed resistance to many widely used herbicides. Seed companies’ answer – using more varied herbicides – is causing new problems.
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Environmental law explained: How to stop climate change using the law

Gluing yourself to the road is one way to protest environmental collapse. Suing fossil fuel companies is another.
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Interest in civil disobedience has reached a mini climate tipping point

As each hellish new natural disaster is matched by an equally hellish political stalemate on climate legislation, a growing segment of the American population is thinking: What can I personally do to get some climate action going here?

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Justin McBrien: Disaster flicks like ‘Don’t Look Up’ won’t spur climate change action. Here’s why

The climate crisis is very different from an errant asteroid. Stopping it demands far more than listening to scientists and trusting their technical solutions.

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Judges appear skeptical of Big Oil's climate claims

A panel of judges appeared skeptical yesterday of giving federal courts exclusive rights to hear climate change cases against fossil fuel firms.

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New children’s book explains systemic nature of climate change

Most kids’ books about the environment encourage children to adopt Earth-friendly habits like taking shorter showers and recycling. But in a new release called “A Kids Book About Climate Change,” the authors focus on the bigger picture.

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