Monsoon season brings South Asian countries triple disaster

Communities in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal are coping with a triple disaster: flooding, the pandemic, and loss of livelihoods during monsoon season, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies warned.

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Solar power at Pennsylvania schools doubled during the pandemic

“If this growth continues, schools could set Pennsylvania up as a clean energy leader and not just the fossil fuels we’re known for.”

NORTH BRADDOCK, Penn.—On Wednesday evening, 10th grader Abby Wypych stood in front of Woodland Hills School District’s board and urged them to approve a feasibility study on installing solar panels.

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Climate worries galvanize a new pro-nuclear movement in the U.S.

Some who opposed nuclear now think keeping plants like Diablo Canyon open is the only way to stop climate change.

Sinking Maldives plans to reclaim land from the ocean

Vulnerable island nation split over project to dredge millions of tonnes of sand to create land for resorts and industry on Unesco reserve.

Coal prices are surging, but Appalachian boom unlikely

One ton of coal was valued at about $85 last May. Now, it's worth nearly four times as much, hovering at about $320.

Global food crisis looms as fertilizer supplies dwindle

Sanctions on Russia, bad weather, and export cuts have fueled a severe fertilizer shortage that has farmers scrambling to keep the world fed. About the only farmers who are not complaining about fertilizers this season are the rising number of organic growers.

Environmental concerns grow over incinerators in U.S.

Incineration was once touted as the greener, less invasive alternative to landfills. But a fight in Doral, Florida, over shutting an incinerator shows how times have changed. 

Tensions rise as drought worsens and heat surges across California

The effects of climate change are advancing at a pace no one could have anticipated in California, as the state enters its third consecutive summer of a painful drought.
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