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This Racist Housing Policy Has Worsened the Effects of Climate Change in Philly’s Poorest Communities

The city's once-redlined neighborhoods are nearly 10 degrees warmer than their highest-rated, non-redlined counterparts, a new study shows.

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The Great Lakes are experiencing record water levels. It’s only going to get worse.

Experts say levels will be higher at the start of the new year than they were in 2019.

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You should read this before buying a fake Christmas tree

"I’ve dealt with this now for, I don't know how many years," Bert Cregg, a professor of horticulture and forestry at Michigan State University, "I get this question all the time."

For the first time, California has a federal fund to fight wildfires

Before October, Congress had to vote to approve additional funding for wildfires. More frequent fires changed that.

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Warming climate is changing fish physiology, study finds

The legislation from Rep. Tom Malinowski aims to protect these bodies of water from increasingly extreme weather.

House passes bill to speed up disaster relief funding

Victims of past hurricanes are still waiting to receive funding that Congress approved in 2017.  This bill aims to fix that. After a year that saw Iowa devastated by flooding, the House passed a bill that aims to ensure victims of future floods and other natural disasters receive federal relief funds in a more timely...

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Climate change has already cost Pennsylvania millions of dollars, report says

When it comes to addressing the climate crisis, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale calls for the state “to be a leader among states—not a follower.”

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