Covid-19: Biggest drop in CO2 emissions since WWII but little impact on climate change
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Covid-19: Biggest drop in CO2 emissions since WWII but little impact on climate change

Though scientists expect carbon emissions to fall by 5% in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic is having very little impact on climate change, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

Mexico City's water crisis deepens amid urban growth and climate change

A convergence of climate change, urban sprawl, and deteriorating infrastructure has intensified Mexico City's water crisis, pushing it toward a potential "Day Zero" this summer.

James Wagner, Emiliano Rodríguez Mega, and Somini Sengupta report for The New York Times.

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Senator Whitehouse puts climate change on budget committee’s agenda

For more than a decade, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse gave daily warnings about the mounting threat of climate change. Now he has a powerful new perch.
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Coast Guard inspects Cameron LNG Facility in preparation for first LNG export in 2019. (Credit: Coast Guard News)

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

This 2-part series was co-produced by Environmental Health News and the journalism non-profit Economic Hardship Reporting Project. See part 1 here.Este ensayo también está disponible en español
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Highway 1 faces uncertain future as climate change impacts Big Sur

Climate change is jeopardizing the future of Big Sur’s iconic Highway 1, causing frequent landslides and threatening the local economy dependent on tourism.

Emily Witt reports for The New Yorker.

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Heavy rains spur mosquito surge in Houston with climate change worsening the issue

After recent heavy rains in Texas, Houston residents face a severe mosquito infestation, with climate change expected to exacerbate future outbreaks.

Matt Keyser and Dino Grandoni report for The Washington Post.

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Bezos Earth Fund’s influence raises concerns among experts

Jeff Bezos's Earth Fund has donated billions to climate and nature projects, yet experts worry about the fund's influence and its support for carbon offsets.

Patrick Greenfield reports for The Guardian.

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The Midwest braces for another summer of wildfire smoke

Canadian wildfires are again expected to send dangerous smoke into the U.S. Midwest, prompting states to refine their air quality alert systems.

Kristoffer Tigue reports for Inside Climate News.

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El Niño-triggered drought leads to severe hunger in southern Africa

A devastating drought driven by the El Niño weather pattern has led to widespread crop failure in Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe, resulting in severe food shortages and national emergency declarations.

Jenipher Changwanda and Freddie Clayton report for Yale Environment 360.

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Advocates and researchers gathered to not only discuss ongoing fights but victories, self-care and cautious optimism about the path ahead.

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Amidst a controversial international sale, U.S. Steel falls behind in cleaner steelmaking

U.S. Steel’s proposed sale to Nippon Steel stokes concerns over labor rights and national security, all while the company continues to break clean air laws in Western Pennsylvania.

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Spanish-speaking residents feel left out of permitting process at massive Exxon petrochemical plant in Houston-area

“It is important to ensure meaningful engagement efforts are inclusive and accessible to all diverse members of our communities.”

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"Our lives might be on the line"

Eighth graders reflect on the state of the planet.

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After 13 years, no end in sight for Caribbean sargassum invasion

Thousands of people were hurt by sargassum blooms last year in the Caribbean.

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“We should take care of what is precious to us"

Eighth graders reflect on the state of the planet.

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