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Western Wildfires May Take Weeks To Months To Contain

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The Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon, the country's largest active blaze, could reach full containment in October. Until then, officials say, wildfire conditions will only continue to intensify.

Climate Change Is Driving Deadly Weather Disasters From Arizona To Mumbai

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There's been about two degrees Fahrenheit of warming so far worldwide. That may sound like a small number, but scientists say it's enough to make extreme weather events much more common.

Who Will Pay To Protect Tech Giants From Rising Seas?

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Coastal cities need billions of dollars to build defenses against sea level rise. Tensions are rising over where that funding will come from: taxpayers or private companies with waterfront property?

Men's Spending Habits Result In More Carbon Emissions Than Women's, A Study Finds

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Men spend their money on greenhouse gas-emitting goods and services, such as meat and fuel, at a much higher rate than women, Swedish researchers found.

A Study Predicts Record Flooding In The 2030s, And It's Partly Because Of The Moon

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Researchers say high tide flooding in U.S. coastal regions will become more frequent in the mid-2030s because of climate change, amplified by a routine wobble in the moon's orbit.

Why Clearing Brazil's Forests For Farming Can Make It Harder To Grow Crops

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Clearing natural forests in Brazil in order to grow crops like soybeans has actually made it harder to grow those crops. That's because deforestation makes the weather hotter and drier.

Alasdair Harris: How Can Coastal Conservation Save Marine Life And Fishing Practices?

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In 1998, Alasdair Harris went to Madagascar to research coral reefs. He's worked there ever since. He explains the true meaning of conservation he learned from the island's Indigenous communities.

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Sylvia Earle: My Wish? To Protect Our Oceans

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Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle has been exploring and working to protect our oceans for more than half a century. Her message has stayed the same: we're taking our oceans for granted.

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She Owes Her Big Environmental Prize To Goats Eating Plastic Bags

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The demise of the bag-consuming herbivores led Gloria Majiga-Kamoto to push for Malawi to enact a promised ban on single-use thin plastic. Her activism won her a 2021 Goldman Environmental Prize.

The First 'Murder Hornet' Of 2021 Has Been Discovered In Washington State

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Because of its withered condition and the fact that male giant hornets don't typically emerge until July, officials believe the hornet was likely from a previous season and just recently found.

Coming Soon To An Atlas Near You: A Fifth Ocean

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National Geographic has recognized the Southern Ocean as the fifth official ocean. The cartographic update doesn't surprise researchers who study the importance of the waters surrounding Antarctica.

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Biden Administration Strikes Deal To Bring Offshore Wind To California

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For years, the Navy has objected to offshore wind farms on the California coast. The Biden administration announced a deal for new projects, crucial to achieving its climate change policy.

Climate Change's Impact On Hurricane Sandy Has A Price: $8 Billion

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Scientists have long thought some of the carnage from the 2012 hurricane might be attributable to a warming climate. New research calculates the additional flooding due to rising sea levels.

Ron DeSantis Pushes Coastal 'Resilience' While Doing Little To Tackle Climate Change

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The Florida governor has made the environment a priority, dedicating millions to water quality and coastal infrastructure. But critics say he ignores the biggest threat: carbon emissions.

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White House Is Preparing To Give Back California's Smog-Busting Powers

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California may regain the right to set its own vehicle emissions standards as part of the Biden administration's push to reverse Trump-era environmental policies.

Biden Taps A Former Top Scientist At NOAA To Lead The Weather And Climate Agency

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Rick Spinrad previously served as the agency's top scientist. His nomination at a difficult period for NOAA, which spent the Trump administration mired in scandal and without a permanent leader.