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Feeling anxious about climate change? Experts say you're not alone

Research shows more people are feeling anxious about the climate crisis and their numbers will only increase in the coming years. Experts are concerned it's taking a toll on mental health.

Mathitha Ramachandran, a junior at Fox Chapel Area High School, is only 16 years old but she's already spent years worrying about climate change.

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Community systems offer alternative paths for solar growth

Strolling his church's rooftop among 630 solar panels, Bishop Richard Howell Jr. acknowledged climate change isn't the most pressing concern for his predominantly Black congregation — even though it disproportionately harms people of color and the poor.

Russia jails 5 people over coal mine disaster that killed 51

A Russian court on Saturday ordered five people to remain in pre-trial detention for two months pending an investigation into a devastating blast in a coal mine in Siberia that resulted in dozens of deaths.

Ten Maine coastal communities band together to defend against flooding from climate change

The towns will invest up to a half million dollars to develop a defense system against coastal flooding.

What’s going on with the Tongass?

Newly reinstated protections continue decades of conflict over a 17 million-acre national forest in Alaska.

B.C. needs billions in dike upgrades to prepare for climate change

B.C. needs to upgrade hundreds of kilometres of dikes, mostly in the Lower Mainland.

Fraser Valley farmers won't know for weeks how floodwaters have affected prized soil

Images of oil, garbage and jerry cans drifting through the water create the immediate impression of an agricultural nightmare, but experts say it will be weeks until assessments can confirm exactly what damage might have been done to some of the most fertile farmland in the province.
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​​How to address the looming crisis of climate anxiety

As climate change worsens, the need will grow for mental health services. Some therapists are recommending climate action to ease worry. Others are advocating for community-based therapies to fill the gap.

Silent Earth: Averting the insect apocalypse

As insects become more scarce, our world will slowly grind to a halt, for it cannot function without them.

Worsening heat waves are hammering the disabled community

EHN talked to people with disabilities put in increased danger during last summer's Pacific Northwest heat waves. Activists say accessible cooling centers and air conditioning are key to combating this injustice.