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Although cold weather still exists in a warming climate, the winter season has warmed across most of the U.S. since 1970—which has negative consequences.
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This article, produced in partnership with WJCT, examines the increasing threat of extreme heat faced by Jacksonville residents
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With federal money running out, slow rebuilds, and a lack of affordable housing, many Panhandle residents are vulnerable to this year’s storms.
New elevation data show that by midcentury frequent coastal flooding will rise higher than areas currently home to hundreds of millions of people.
This article, produced in partnership with WNYC reporter Clarisa Diaz, examines the the cooling power of trees and parks in cities.
This joint article with Michael Sol Warren from NJ Advance Media and Charles Wohlforth from Climate Central examines how seniors and brown communities in…