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Impacts

US West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration

The man-made lakes that store water supplying millions of people in the U.S. West and Mexico are projected to shrink to historic lows in the coming months.

Impacts

Los Alamos researchers study how wildfire smoke impacts climate

A new tool developed at LANL will analyze moisture levels in wildfire smoke plumes and study how water binds with soot particles.
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Causes

The U.S. has a big methane problem with old oil wells

Democrats are debating proposals to cap wells and their methane leaks. But we don’t even know the scale of the issue yet.
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Impacts

Saving B.C. salmon: the Gitanyow's plan to protect a watershed

After years of trying to get the province to protect an important salmon watershed, one northwest B.C. First Nation is taking matters into its own hands.

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Causes

Should Louisiana be a 'sanctuary state' for oil and gas? This bill would make it so

Caddo Parish lawmaker seeks to protect fossil fuel business from Biden policies; analysts scoff.

Causes

Brazilian Cerrado savanna: Wildcat miners descend on Indigenous reserve

An invasion of up to 5,000 illegal miners is underway in the Raposa Serra do Sol Indigenous Reserve in Brazil’s Roraima state, Indigenous leaders estimate. Analysts say Jair Bolsonaro’s rhetoric has emboldened the miners.
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Causes

Canada's methane emissions are likely undercounted, and that makes them harder to cut

The government estimates methane emissions in the oil and gas sector by mostly relying on mathematical modelling based on a small number of field measurements. But researchers say the government is underestimating those emissions, and better measurement techniques are possible.
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Americans have sorted ourselves into communities defined by geography, demography, ideology. But the shared trauma of flooding offers an opening.

These environmental reporters told you so

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Racism, inequities move to the center of the climate debate

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Algal blooms target sea otter hearts

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