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This B.C. bighorn sheep herd’s fight for survival

Between a mysterious illness, dangerous weather and vanishing habitat, a herd of bighorn sheep almost disappeared from Tobacco Plains Indian Band’s backyard. To bring them back means returning the land to how it looked generations ago.

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Derrick Z. Jackson: Why cold weather isn't the 'gotcha!' climate change deniers think it is

It’s important to remember that the cold snap is, for many of us, just a moment of discomfort, while climate change is a long-term disaster.
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On the coast of Greenland, early Arctic spring has been replaced by seasonal extremes, new research shows

In assembling data over 25 years, scientists found plants and animals reaching the limits of their ability to respond to climate variability.

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How California is using flood water to prepare for drought

California water regulators have approved a plan to divert floodwaters to replenish critical groundwater stores, a process called “managed aquifer recharge."
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Scientists aim to track caribou, ticks and more, like forecasting weather, amid warming climate

Traditionally, conservation and environmental management might be based on stable or historical norms. But with climate change in the mix, scientists are pooling information as they work toward making forecasts that will help people respond to environmental threats before they happen.
Climate change and the rising cost of potholes

Climate change and the rising cost of potholes

Spring in a city like Ottawa is also known as pothole season. The city spends millions on repairing hundreds of thousands of potholes every year and experts say with a changing climate, it's only going to get worse.
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Flights canceled, highways closed as winter storm wallops US

A brutal winter storm closed interstate highways from Arizona to Wyoming Wednesday, trapped drivers in cars, knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people and prompted the first blizzard warning in Southern California in decades — and the worst won't be over for several days.