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In Private, Shapiro’s Working Group on Climate Change Meets

The group tasked by Gov. Josh Shapiro with developing a state-level plan to fight climate change met for the first time this week, a step the Democrat promised to take when he questioned his predecessor’s strategy to make Pennsylvania the first major fossil fuel state to adopt carbon pricing. The group met Tuesday, unannounced, at […]

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Racial Disparities Are Working Against Disaster Recovery for People of Color. Climate Change Could Make It Worse

People of color in the US face heightened risks of harm from climate-induced disasters. Now, non-profits are pushing to remedy that disparity with more equitable approaches to disaster preparedness, response and recovery. “Until we really address the root issues of climate injustice, we’re going to continue to see a disproportionate impact as it relates to […]

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How Climate Change is Making It Easier to Hit Home Runs

Even America’s favorite pastime is not immune from climate change. A new study from researchers at Dartmouth College says that a warming atmosphere could be causing more home runs in professional baseball. The research, published last week in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, looked at 100,000 Major League Baseball games and found that at least […]

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Climate Change Drives ‘flash Droughts’ to Record Numbers: Study

Climate change is the driving force behind faster and more furious droughts particularly the kind that is fast-developing heat-driven dry spells with a surprisingly rapid onset and often devastating impact which catches farmers by surprise, known as flash droughts, as human activity warms the planet, a new study has found. Though droughts are generally thought […]

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World’s Biggest Sports Events May Have to Be Held in Cooler Months Due to Global Warming

Long distance running events may have to be “decoupled” from athletics championships due to climate change, a sporting boss has warned. Soaring temperatures could make endurance events unsafe during summer, according to World Athletics president and former Olympian Sebastian Coe. “The fact is we now live in a world that is changing very fast, and climate […]

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Sport is Both a Climate Victim and Villain. These Champions Show There’s Another Way

Sport occupies an unusual place in society. It’s simultaneously public and private – something we do for our own personal health, but also a multibillion-dollar industry; both political and apolitical, accessible and exclusive. This is also why sport straddles such interesting territory when it comes to both the climate and nature crises. Champions for Earth, […]

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Catching Poachers Was Almost Impossible Until This Dutch Company Invented a New Type of Camera

Poachers are the long-standing enemy of wildlife conservation. In national parks across Africa it can be almost impossible to catch poachers red-handed. While many areas have camera traps which record movement in the park, conservationists can usually only watch the footage every 6 months when they go to change the battery. It is, of course, little […]

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Mexico’s New Strategy to Reverse Semi-arid Land Degradation

Mexican farmers are hit hard by drought and overgrazing. Now they’ve come up with a 100% natural solution that provides both soil nutrients and animal fodder. Scientists warn that land degradation is one of the top priority environmental problems.  About 24 billion tons of fertile soil is lost each year due to unsustainable agricultural practices.  […]

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U.S. Voters Want to Ban Plastics from National Parks

Recently, the well-known ocean conservation group Oceana released the results of a poll, indicating the perspective of the U.S. registered voters on different environmental issues.  And, the good news is that the results clearly show that the U.S. voters stand strongly against plastic usage, especially, the single-use plastics. A staggering 82% of the registered voters said that […]

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Greece To Turn Abandoned Airport into Coastal Eco Park

Greece is a large dry country with not a lot of green vegetation, and that means there are even greater risks to vegetation and wildlife from climate change.  But an old abandoned airport will now be redesigned into an eco-park and cultural center on over 600 acres. It will be located near Athens, and development […]

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