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Climate disasters are clobbering local responders

This summer’s extreme weather onslaught is shedding a light on a nationwide problem: Local governments aren’t ready for emergencies.

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Local officials push for extreme heat emergency declaration

Two major organizations that represent local authorities across the U.S. have voiced their support for a bipartisan bill that would open the door to federal aid for extreme heat.
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Company to build $218 million steel plant on former J&L land in Aliquippa

The operation will include an electric-arc furnace — a steelmaking technology with lower carbon intensity than traditional methods — to melt scrap steel and produce 500,000 tons of rebar, or reinforcement steel, annually for a variety of industries.

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'A flipping swamp': Property rights vs. climate change in Narragansett

A controversial proposal to build a house on an undersized lot — that is nearly half wetlands and adjacent to the Narrow River — is pitting questions of property rights against neighborhood compatibility and climate change.

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Jacksonville asks residents for input on increasing city's resilience

Jacksonville officials planning for new impacts from climate change are asking residents to share their thoughts on handling problems ranging from flooding to a shortage of affordable housing.

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Government failing to address "deadly issue" of air pollution

MPs have called on the government to step up and address the “potentially deadly issue” of dangerous air pollution in the UK.

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After deadly fires and disastrous floods, Vancouver moves to sue big oil

Vancouver’s City Council took preliminary steps in July toward suing major oil companies, seeking damages for the local costs of climate change.

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