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Climate change drives severe winter flooding in the UK

Climate change drives severe winter flooding in the UK

A study confirms that climate change significantly worsened the UK's wettest winter, impacting farmers severely and reducing crop yields.

Mark Poynting and Lucy Vladev report for the BBC.

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Winter storms linked to increased domestic violence, study finds
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Winter storms linked to increased domestic violence, study finds

A devastating winter storm in Texas heightens the risk of domestic violence, trapping victims with their abusers and limiting access to help, reports

Lisa Woelfl, Greg Morton, and Jessica Klein report for The Fuller Project, in partnership with The Texas Tribune and the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism.

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Warm winter leads to a significant decrease in road salt usage in Michigan

Michigan experiences a reduction in road salt application, benefiting budgets and the environment.

Kelly House reports for Bridge Michigan.

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Midwest experiences winter warmth disrupting life and economy

Midwest experiences winter warmth disrupting life and economy

Unprecedented warm winter disrupts traditions and economies across the Midwest as ice vanishes from the Great Lakes.

Stephen Starr reports for The Guardian.

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Winter strains on electric grids match summer challenges

In a shift from past trends, electric grids now face significant strain during winter months, matching the challenges traditionally seen in summer.

Ivan Penn reports for The New York Times.

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Denise Balkissoon: Why are fests like Winterlude still turning to fossil fuel sponsors?

Ottawa’s second Winterlude without the Rideau Canal Skateway is its 27th sponsored by Enbridge Gas. Festivals from B.C. to Quebec accept money from fossil fuel companies whose products imperil winter itself.

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Extreme cold snaps could get worse as climate warms

Climate instability could be distorting the polar vortex, causing cold air outbreaks.

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