RECUP: Reusable cups could shake up your morning coffee routine
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RECUP: Reusable cups could shake up your morning coffee routine

RECUP has a novel idea for reducing to-go waste from cups and bowls. Here's the tea on reusables.
International Courts to rule on climate obligations
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Three international courts could soon rule on the obligations of nations in responding to climate change

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Senator Whitehouse puts climate change on budget committee’s agenda

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U.N. warns of water wars as 2 billion people lack clean water

A new report by the United Nations warns that a quarter of humanity lacks access to safe drinking water, and nearly half of the global population has no access to basic sanitation. Unless action is taken, 60% of the world’s population could face water supply issues by 2050.

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Rolling Fork residents say they didn't hear any tornado warning sirens

Many Rolling Fork residents say they didn't hear sirens before the Mississippi tornado. Questions now remain about warning systems in poor, rural communities.
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Why sea creatures are washing up dead around the world

From Florida to New Zealand, algal blooms, warming seas and human activities are threatening aquatic species.
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EU chiefs flew to UN climate talks in private jet

European Council President Charles Michel hopped on a private jet for 72 of 112 official trips.
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Why Puerto Ricans are bracing for more blackouts

President Joe Biden tapped Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm last year to lead the federal government’s efforts to modernize the grid.
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A protest inside COP27 demanding Loss and Damage funding. (Credit: Robbie Parks)

Mourning family and climate change in the age of loss and damage

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