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Texas Tribune

Vianna Davila

Jeremy Schwartz

Kiah Collier

22 February 2021

Texas, United States

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After winter storms and freezing temperatures in 2011 and 2014 caused power plants in Texas to shut down, the state’s energy regulators failed to adapt the state’s electric grid for future extreme weather events. Expe...

Colorado Community Media

Shanna Fortier

3 January 2018

Arvada, Colorado, United States

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High rates of homelessness are an issue for many cities in America, and the associated perils increase dramatically in severe weather situations. In Colorado's Jefferson County, The Severe Weather Shelter Network, a C...

The Huffington Post

Rachel Ramirez

1 December 2020

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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With rising temperatures occurring all over the world, cities are implementing plans to combat heat waves and protect its residents. The city of Ahmedabad in India has been a model for heat resiliency after it created...

Wall Street Journal

Katherine Blunt

Russell Gold

19 February 2021

Texas, United States

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By relying on the market to give energy suppliers' incentives to keep the power going during extreme weather events, a historic cold snap in Texas revealed cracks in the state’s free-market energy system, which left m...

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Jacopo Pasotti

24 July 2017

Mongolia

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Mongolia’s nomadic, pastoral families are banding together to strengthen their resilience in the face of climate change. With their economic livelihoods dependent on livestock production, they feel the effects of warm...

Yale Environment 360

Jim Morrison

12 September 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Researchers are using citizen science volunteers to more accurately identify hot spots in cities, where some temperatures are significantly higher than their surrounding areas. The data has also shown that there is a ...

The New York Times

Moises Velasquez-Manoff

25 April 2019

Scituate, Rhode Island, United States

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A dark synergy of extreme weather and emboldened pests could imperil vast stretches of woodland. Foresters are only starting to wrestle with solutions.

Bloomberg CityLab

Nicole Javorsky

27 August 2018

Florida, United States

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Affordable housing for Florida Keys residents is often vulnerable to damage or destruction by extreme weather. The Monroe County Land Trust has created housing that is both affordable for county residents and built to...

WBUR

Lauren Sommer

8 March 2021

United States

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States are creating microgrids with the use of large batteries and solar panels in an effort to fortify their utilities infrastructure against extreme weather. Such investments enable communities to prevent prolonged ...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Stephanie Capper

10 March 2018

Nepal

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In Nepal, Chhaupadi is a ritual in which menstruating women are banished to small sheds for the duration of their period. Women are forced to stay outdoors, and potentially face extreme weather conditions. The practic...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Claire Caulfield

30 December 2019

Hawaii, United States

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As concerns about food security grow in Hawaii amidst a backdrop of climate change, Pacific Islanders are leaning into agroforestry as a means to address the problem. Resilient to extreme weather, agroforests allow fo...

The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)

Neha Wadekar

1 November 2021

Mozambique

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According to the 2021 Global Climate Risk Index Mozambique was the fifth country most affected by extreme weather over the past two decades. This article takes an in-depth analysis into four aspects of the country's c...

Devex

Catherine Cheney

9 June 2016

Bihar, India

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With climate changes causing extreme fluctuations in the weather, agricultural conditions and small farming operations are suffering around the world. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has funded research and init...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Klaus Sieg

18 December 2020

Normandy, France

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An unusually robust crop yield is stunning scientists at a small family farm where traditional farming techniques have replaced machinery, pesticides, and fertilizers. The French farmers implemented tips and tricks fr...

Energy News Network

Kari Lydersen

15 October 2019

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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After the homeowners association denied his request to install solar panels on his roof due to their aesthetic, Indianapolis-resident Joey Myles used SolarSkin to disguise the panels to look like asphalt shingles. The...

Ensia

Dave Levitan

2 January 2019

United States

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Climate change is proving to have a significant impact on more than just the weather. From an influx of diseases due to more natural disasters to extreme heat, climate change is taking a toll on the health of many wor...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Monica Samayoa

Priyanka Runwal

1 November 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Friends of Trees, a nonprofit organization in the Portland area, are not just planting trees because they help combat climate change and improve air quality, but because they also help stop major flooding and avoid er...

WCAU-TV

Matt Delucia

26 August 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Storing solar energy improves the resilience of public transportation systems to disruptions in the energy grid. With the potential of extreme heat or weather conditions to cause issues in the reliability of electrica...

Christian Science Monitor

Julie Carr Smyth

28 January 2019

Worthington, Ohio, United States

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In a Ohio high school social studies class, U.S. Political Thought and Radicalism, the teacher invites representatives from the country's most extreme political groups, including the National Socialist Movement and th...

Gambit

Sarah Ravits

19 July 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Home by Hand is a nonprofit that’s working to mitigate the effects of climate change on home ownership. Storm damage, high utility bills due to extreme weather, and the loss of housing stock due to Hurricane Katrina h...

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