Resilience

As communities around the country decimated by fires and floods also face rebuilding, and a country stalled by a pandemic reimagines life after a vaccine, the city on the prairie offers some lessons in green living.

The sweeping new plan calls for a restored ecosystem, better flood protection and more nature-based recreation in the 15-state watershed.
By narrowing or repealing federal rules, the Trump administration has prioritized big business and reduced pollution protection for waterways.
The legislation would prohibit oil and gas leasing in all areas of the Outer Continental Shelf, promote offshore wind energy and restore 30% of the nation's oceans by 2030.

Through her organization Oceans 2050, Alexandra Cousteau wants to shift our history of ocean loss into a tale of restoration - starting with kelp.

The company was in the middle of one of its most tumultuous years even before the president riffed about a hypothetical phone call.
Scorching heat, a thirsty atmosphere and relentless winds: How the North Complex Fire spread so far, so fast.

"Climate change and other changes in the ocean are having an impact on our ability to access some of these traditional foods for our family."

These popular policies could make America green again.
A hodgepodge of constitutional amendments and ballot measures seek to move water policy at the state and local level.
A new bill from House Democrats turns to the oceans as a way to fight climate change, proposing to expand offshore wind while barring drilling along America’s coasts.
Wildfires, pine beetles and markets have left the once dominant industry in steep decline. Now’s the time to reinvent it, some say.

Without migration, entire ecosystems would be at risk of collapse. But climate change is now impacting migratory patterns.

Health workers see Vibrio as a rare danger, if they’ve heard of it at all. But it’s already causing more cases of flesh-eating disease. And it’s poised to get worse.

Many forests are growing more combustible by the year because of climate change and a century of misguided fire suppression, as well as too little prescribed fire and thinning of forests.

Genevieve Guenther, a former Renaissance scholar, studies how we discuss global warming—and how we don’t.
In a year of lost normality, the fires’ outlandish size and reach signal that normal is gone for good. Yet these fires are not the end of the world.
Climate change and human activity are harming Antarctica and threatening wildlife from humpback whales to microscopic algae, more than 280 scientists and conservation experts say in urging protections for the icy region.
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