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Kentucky grapples with effect of climate crisis as floods leave trail of devastation

As the flash floods in Kentucky claim lives and continue to leave behind a trail of devastation, residents and officials in the state are increasingly grappling with the costly impacts of the climate crisis.

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Akin Olla: This heatwave is a reminder that grass lawns are terrible for the environment

Lawn grass takes up 2% of all land in the United States. If it were a crop, it would be by far the single largest irrigated crop in the country.

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US heatwave brings historically high temperatures to dozens of states

Dozens of states across the US began the weekend grappling with historically high spring temperatures, as a blistering heatwave that has scorched the country’s south and west moves east.

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Robert Reich: Texas freeze shows a chilling truth - how the rich use climate change to divide us

The Lone Star State is aptly named. If you're not part of the Republican oil elite with Cruz and Abbott, you're on your own.

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US conservatives falsely blame renewables for Texas storm outages

The electricity outages suffered by millions of Texans amid frigid temperatures sweeping across the United States have been seized upon by conservative commentators presenting a false narrative that renewable power was to blame.

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Dust bowl conditions of 1930s US now more than twice as likely to reoccur
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Dust bowl conditions of 1930s US now more than twice as likely to reoccur

The agricultural conditions known as a "dust bowl", which helped propel mass migration among drought-stricken farmers in the US during the great depression of the 1930s, are now more than twice as likely to reoccur in the region, because of climate breakdown, new research has found.

Heat warnings across US as climate experts warn of spike in very hot days
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Heat warnings across US as climate experts warn of spike in very hot days

Alerts in place for states as far apart as New Mexico and Maine as scientists say climate crisis expected to make heatwaves the ‘new normal’
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