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Here’s How to Help People in Puerto Rico Right Now 

The entire island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.4 million Americans, is still without power after a direct hit from Hurricane Maria, the fifth-strongest storm to ever hit the United States. Cell phone and internet service has also largely been lost and it could take six months for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority,…Read more… […]

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The Trump Era Will Only Worsen the Climate Crisis By Focusing on Symptoms Over Causes

There’s no way of knowing for certain whether Hurricanes Irma and Harvey would’ve been as destructive had it not been for the climate crisis, as Al Gore calls it. At the very least, however, these and other similarly monstrous weather events are surely a preview of what we can expect from the …Continue reading Continue […]

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Why the Everglades Might Never Look the Same After Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma rakes the west coast of Florida, all eyes are on the cities and human lives in the storm’s path. But Irma is also hammering the Florida Everglades, and the scientists familiar with this fragile ecosystem are concerned the storm could deliver a devastating blow.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Rush Limbaugh Declares Hurricane Irma #FakeNews, Evacuates Florida Anyway

You really couldn’t make this up (via The Daily Beast): Rush Limbaugh will evacuate his South Florida residence in advance of Hurricane Irma, despite his previous claims that the news media had intentionally overhyped the storm to boost ratings and gin up fear about climate change. “I’m not …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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How to Talk about Hurricanes With Climate Change Deniers

The earth is getting warmer. That’s a fact. And as the earth gets warmer, we expect to see larger and stronger hurricanes. Also a fact. But there are folks denying these facts, even to the point of blaming the liberal media for the fact that hurricanes are in the news.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Climate Change Put Hurricane Harvey on Steroids

We are an odd species. With highly advanced technology that can monitor weather patterns, analyze complex climate change data and make stunningly accurate predictions, we are still pumping billions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere faster than we ever have in history. Reported the Washington Post …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Hurricane Harvey Has Left a Chemical Plant Near Houston Ready to Detonate

As Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters begin to slowly recede from Houston, leaving behind at least 23 dead, residents and authorities alike are only beginning to assess the surreal extent of the damage throughout the region. That includes the country’s largest refining and petrochemical complex, which experts have warned…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Measure and Offset Your Carbon Footprint With a New Online Tool

Climate change is scary, especially when stories about our planet’s dire future come hand-in-hand with news about what our federal government isn’t going to do about it. American mayors, governors, and even corporations have been stepping up to the plate, but there’s plenty you can do as an individual to reduce and…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Measure and Offset Your Carbon Footprint With a New Online Tool

Climate change is scary, especially when stories about our planet’s dire future come hand-in-hand with news about what our federal government isn’t going to do about it. American mayors, governors, and even corporations have been stepping up to the plate, but there’s plenty you can do as an individual to reduce and…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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At a Climate Justice Fashion Show, the Kids Prove They’re Gonna Be All Right 

There’s not a ton of room for environmental optimism these days—optimism in general seems to have taken a leave of absence in the Trump age—but that wasn’t the case at the 6th annual Climate Justice Youth Summit (CJYS), hosted by UPROSE, a Latino community-based organization based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The summit…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Use Less Plastic Because We’re Using Way Too Much 

There’s about a ton of plastic for each person living in the world today—that’s 8,300 million tons of plastic produced since 1950, most of which has become waste and ended up in landfills. Even worse, plastic production is increasing and half of all the plastic on Earth was created in the past 13 years. But you […]

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This Is How Each Region Of The US Will Respond to Climate Change 

Climate change is real, and it’s impacting us far beyond just making the planet warmer. Researchers and economists at the Climate Impact Lab have created a map showing how climate change will affect different counties from now to 2099, with areas near oceans and the South being affected the most, reports NPR.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Iran Hit 129 Degrees Yesterday, Breaking Asia’s Heat Record For June

Iran broke the record for Asia’s highest temperature ever recorded during June yesterday. It was a scorching 128.7 degrees in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, which works out to 53.7 degrees Celsius. The previous June record in Iran was 127.4 degrees.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Has Been Valued at a Whopping $42 Billion

With the Great Barrier Reef under unprecedented environmental stress, a new report is raising the alarm in terms of its potential economic loss. Valued at Aus$56 billion (US$42 billion), the largest living structure on Earth is now deemed “too big to fail.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Has Been Valued at a Whopping $42 Billion

With the Great Barrier Reef under unprecedented environmental stress, a new report is raising the alarm in terms of its potential economic loss. Valued at Aus$56 billion (US$42 billion), the largest living structure on Earth is now deemed “too big to fail.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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It’s So Hot in Arizona Right Now, Puppy Feet Are Frying

You know, in school and in newspapers, the experts warn you about all the dangers of global warming: melting ice caps, rising sea levels, more destructive hurricanes. All bad stuff! What they don’t tell you is that when it gets to be around 120-degrees, the sidewalk gets so hot, it can fry a puppy paw […]

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