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Climate change drives BC’s push for new watershed plans

The government wants the public to weigh in on the future of water. Critics wonder if the plan will go far enough.
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Climate change fueled $329 bln in 2021 economic losses, 3rd costliest year ever

The world racked up $329 billion in economic losses linked to severe weather last year, and only 38% of that bill was covered by insurance, Aon says.

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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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