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How rainways could restore ‘Raincouver’

For cities that buried their creeks, an urban solution to remove pollutants from rainy roads.
Vermont Alpine Zones threatened

Mansfield summit is a last refuge for rare Vermont species, but it’s fragile

Due to Mansfield's unique geographic location and height, researchers say it is one of the last places alpine species will be able to exist in Vermont as climate change progresses — and they may be threatened even then.
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Malaria transmission in a warmer future

Malaria cases in Florida and Texas raise prospect of greater transmission in a warmer future

Seven people in the U.S. have contracted the disease from local mosquitoes—the nation’s first such cases in 20 years. As climate change plays out, researchers say, warmer and wetter weather could mean more mosquito-borne illnesses.

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Climate change forcing wildlife to move north

Climate change is forcing wildlife to move north — and they're bringing diseases with them

More interaction between humans and wildlife like ticks mean rise in risk of spreading disease.

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Japan’s example: Can forest planting reduce climate disaster risk?

The answer is, it depends. A multitude of conditions must be analyzed, and forests properly managed long-term, if they’re to curb climate change-intensified flooding, landslides, and even stand up to a tsunami.
Microplastics plague Pennsylvania waterways

Microplastics, tiny pollutants plague Pennsylvania rivers, streams

According to a new report by the activist and research group PennEnvironment, tests for the presence of microplastics conducted in 50 of some of the cleanest streams and waterways throughout the commonwealth found the pollutants present in every single one.
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