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Fair Bluff is a small North Carolina town in an idyllic setting, amid cornfields and tobacco fields and alongside the verdant Lumber River. But Fair Bluff’s setting may also be dooming the town. Like much of eastern North Carolina, it sits on a coastal plain, one that is increasingl...
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By Shelly Bradbury The Denver Post It’s a record-breaking scorcher, Denver. Afternoon temperatures soared to 100 degrees Wednesday, shattering the previous daily high record for July 28. That record was set July 28, 1876 — just days before Colorado became a state. The thermometers topped out at ...
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    By Maureen Dowd © The New York Times Co. Holy smokes. It feels like we are living through the first vertiginous 15 minutes of a disaster movie, maybe one called “The Day After Tomorrow Was Yesterday.” Heat waves are getting hotter. Forests are ablaze. Floods are obliterating...
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By Mark Chediak, Naureen S. Malif and Will Wade Bloomberg News Heat waves in Texas and California are threatening to push electrical grids to the brink, prompting the specter of blackouts yet again in the two most populous U.S. states. Texas officials are asking customers to conserve power as gen...
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By DANICA KIRKA May 21, 2021 LONDON (AP) — The pledges were part of a wide-ranging communique issued by Group of Seven environment ministers after a two-day virtual meeting hosted by the U.K., which holds the G-7’s rotating presidency. At the heart of the document is a commitment to limit glo...
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By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » Hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters across the United States caused $95 billion in damage last year, according to new data, almost double the amount in 2019 and the third-highest losses since 2010. The new figures, ...
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Shared from the 9/10/2020 The Denver Post eEdition   The world is getting closer to passing a temperature limit set by global leaders five years ago and may exceed it in the next decade or so, according to a new United Nations report. In the next five years, the world has nearly a 1-in-4 cha...
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Average land temperatures were more than 5 degrees Celsius above normal, surpassing last year’s high mark, according to European scientists By Laura Millan Lombrana, Bloomberg Green, July 7, 2020 The vast Arctic Siberia region, already warming faster than the rest of the world, experienced rec...
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By Emily Guskin, Scott Clement and Joel Achenbach  Dec. 9, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. MST Americans remain shaky on the details of climate science even as they have grown increasingly concerned about human activity warming the Earth, according to a national poll by The Washington Post a...
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"They are finally treating the crisis like a crisis," said 14-year-old New Yorker and climate striker Alexandria Villaseñor. Climate advocates celebrated Thursday after New York City's public school system announced it would excuse the absences of students who have a parent's permission to ...
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Greta Thunberg led a protest at the White House on Friday. But she wasn't looking to go inside — "I don't want to meet with people who don't accept the science," she says. The young Swedish activist joined a large crowd of protesters who had gathered outside, calling for immediate action to help th...
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8/16/19 The Denver Post share BERLIN » July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change.   The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thurs...
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MAY 16, 2019 | 8:36 AM Thanks to all the different voices claiming this and that – including fossil fuel interests and deniers spreading all kinds of myths – many people don’t know the truth of what’s happening or what we can do. So let’s get up to speed with answers to some foundational climate qu...
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