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Opinion: Climate risks to nuclear sites escalate with changing weather patterns

Opinion: Climate risks to nuclear sites escalate with changing weather patterns

In an era of escalating climate threats, nuclear facilities face unprecedented challenges.

Mark Gongloff writes for Bloomberg.

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New regulations aim to curb chemical disaster risks amid climate change threats

New regulations aim to curb chemical disaster risks amid climate change threats

The Biden administration's latest move mandates nearly 12,000 chemical facilities to bolster defenses against climate-induced disasters.

Hiroko Tabuchi for The New York Times.

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Upcoming SEC vote on new climate information disclosure rule

Upcoming SEC vote on new climate information disclosure rule

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing to decide on a landmark rule mandating public companies to disclose extensive climate-related data, potentially reshaping corporate transparency on environmental impact.

Avery Ellfeldt reports for E&E News.

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Rising crop insurance payouts: Hidden cost of climate change

South Dakota farmers have received nearly $10 billion in payouts from the Federal Crop Insurance Corp. over roughly the past two decades, with payments specifically due to weather disasters rising significantly during that time.

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Why people may take risks on bright, sunny days

It’s no surprise that weather can affect our mood. Bleak winter days can trigger sadness, while extra-hot days can make people feel angrier. But some research shows that unexpectedly nice weather can cloud our judgment and make us more optimistic.

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WV leaders fight tighter carbon pollution standards amid public health risks from coal-fired plants

Asthma and low life expectancy are highly prevalent in communities around West Virginia’s coal-fired power plants, federal data show.
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How can scientists better explain climate risks?

Climate scientists have long struggled to find the best ways to present crucial facts about future sea level rise to policymakers, stakeholders, and the general public, according to a new study.

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