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US heatwaves: Local officials ask Congress to recognise extreme heat emergencies

Local officials have sent letters to Congress in support of a federal bill that would provide aid to states affected by unprecedented heatwaves.

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Countries facing most climate disasters already ‘drowning in debt’

Most countries that are vulnerable to climate disasters are drowning in debt, which is hindering their capacity to effectively respond to climate-related emergencies, a new study has revealed.

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Climate emergencies in other countries have been 'wholly symbolic,' activists say

Environmental activists say that climate emergency declarations in 39 countries around the world — including Canada, Japan and the entire European Union — have been more about virtue signaling than substance.
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Hurricane season collides with coronavirus, as communities plan for dual emergencies

In Florida, officials fear widespread confusion when stay-at-home policies conflict with evacuation orders, and they worry about coronavirus spreading in shelters.
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Caught off guard: The Southeast struggles with climate change

Reporters from Southeastern newsrooms hold leaders in their communities accountable for reducing emissions and preparing for climate change-related emergencies.