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Increasing emergency room visits due to heat illness in 2023

Increasing emergency room visits due to heat illness in 2023

Last year saw a significant rise in ER visits related to heat illnesses across the U.S., a CDC study finds.

Noah Weiland reports for The New York Times.

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British Columbia's budget overlooks climate disaster prevention efforts

In British Columbia, despite recent devastating climate events, the latest budget focuses more on emergency response than on preventing future disasters.

Zoë Yunker reports for The Tyee.

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Climate change is hurting our mental health. How ‘climate cafes' can help

Similar to grief circles or other types of peer-support groups, these informal gatherings help people work through the emotional distress of living in a climate emergency.
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How climate change is fueling alcohol-related hospitalizations

Many studies have shown that climate change threatens alcohol production around the world, from vineyards in France to whiskey distilleries in Scotland. Now there’s alarming evidence that climate change affects hospitalizations for alcohol consumption, too.

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Capito, colleagues reintroduce bill to prevent Biden Administration from declaring climate change a national emergency

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and a group of her colleagues recently re-introduced the Real Emergencies Act, legislation to clarify that the president does not have the authority to declare a national emergency on the premise of climate change.

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Crisis? What crisis? Media failing to convey the urgency of the climate emergency

If an alien landed on Planet Earth today and started watching television and reading the newspapers, it would probably not realize that humanity and the natural world face an existential threat – one that has taken us into the Sixth Mass Extinction, is already devastating the lives of many, especially in the Global South, and is set to hit the rest of us soon.

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Researcher helps U.S. Spanish speakers better understand life-saving weather warnings

Climate change is causing more extreme weather than ever, but Spanish-speaking U.S. residents don’t always understand weather warnings because of language barriers.