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As climate shocks worsen, FEMA tries a new approach to aid

The Biden administration is overhauling the country’s disaster assistance programs, expanding aid for survivors of hurricanes, wildfires and other catastrophes and making it easier to access.

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Climate disasters leave people 'anxious and isolated.' This hotline takes their calls

Born out of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the federally funded phone line offers help to those experiencing emotional distress after a disaster or violent event — and has seen calls skyrocket in recent years thanks to accelerating climate-fueled disasters and the Covid-19 pandemic.

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When internet access and climate change collide

Access to the internet is essential, yet communities are still struggling to connect amidst power outages and a changing climate.

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Climate reparations are becoming a reality. Here’s what they could look like.

Grist asked 10 different countries how they would use the long-awaited “loss and damage” climate fund launched at COP28.
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Climate change has sent Texas homeowner insurance rates skyrocketing

Texas rates have increased 22% on average so far in 2023, twice the national rate. More billion-dollar disasters have occurred in Texas this year than any other year on record.
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Australian schoolchildren to strike for climate action on Friday backed by ‘climate doctor’s’ note

Scientists sign note citing ‘elevated stress’ and ‘feelings of despair’ over climate crisis as thousands of students expected to strike.

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Tiny climate crises are adding up to one big disaster

Billion-dollar disasters are breaking records, but the accumulation of small disasters can be devastating too.

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