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As waves of "Brood X" (pronounced “Brood 10”) cicadas emerge this spring after 17 years underground, chances are they’re arriving earlier than their parents.
As warmer temperatures drive longer growing seasons across the U.S., and rising carbon dioxide levels increase pollen concentrations, conditions only worsen for allergy and asthma sufferers.
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A new Climate Central solutions brief on solar power examines one modeled pathway to net zero emissions that shows opportunities for significant job growth across the country. It also provides an overview of trends in solar in the U.S. and terminology.
A new Climate Central report examines how climate change threatens America’s aging coastal population—with rising sea levels and increasing hurricane intensity, posing risks to seniors’ safety, health and financial security.
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On June 21, 2021, Climate Central talked with Ed Hawkins of the University of Reading, creator of the warming stripes visuals, on how meteorologists, journalists, and other professionals can use warming stripes and Realtime Climate alerts to integrate localized climate data visualizations into storytelling about climate-related events.
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An analysis of temperature data by Climate Central shows central Missouri’s plant growing season has increased by a week since 1970 — meaning an…
Climate Central used its public and proprietary tools to assess the current and future coastal flood risk to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway.
Affordable housing units face greater risks from rising seas because they are usually not fortified against storms or coastal flooding
Nonprofits and city planners are working to create more affordable housing, but they’re up against legislation that rewards rampant development.