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As climate changes, cities grapple with big rains

Minnesota Public Radio

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While some parts of the United States struggle with drought, others are faced with more water than they know what to do with. Minnesota reconstructs roads and drainage systems in order to be more prepared for the large amounts of rain fall they are now receiving.

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Climate Change brings a new wrinkle to life on Palau's islands: Fear of the sea

Public Radio International (PRI)

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Climate change presents an increasingly threatening change in sea levels to small island communities. Now, there is a bigger push to change Palau's infrastructure to protect citizens.

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Delta Blues, Part 1: The Battle to Keep Ho Chi Minh City Above Water

WWNO

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Geography and climate change challenge the viability of coastal cities in Vietnam. An architect in Ho Chi Minh City designed green roofs to absorb the rainwater which causes floods.

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Delta Blues, Part 2: When Life Gives You Rainwater, Make Shrimp Ponds

WWNO

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Farmers in Vietnam face rising sea levels but rejected the city's water engineering projects. They prefer gradual measures to cope with climate change so scientists have allowed the farmers to steer the conversation.

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Delta Blues, Part 3: Better Together

WWNO

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Louisiana and Vietnam both need affordable solutions to rising sea levels. Leaders from Vietnam visited Louisiana to compare ideas.

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Fighting back a rising tide

Politico

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Bangladesh is fighting rising sea levels due to climate change. It's doing so with the help of foreign money and Dutch-inspired engineering.

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Harnessing Local Pride for Global Conservation

The New York Times

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The World Conservation Union estimates that 40 percent of the more than 40,000 species it tracks on its Red List are close to extinction and this problem requires humans to change their behavior to fix it. Rare’s the Pride Campaign uses social marketing to attract attention and communicate the c...

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Political will at the heart of Indian Ocean climate change solutions

Diplomat East Africa

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The Western Indian Ocean Coastal Challenge is an initiative that unites those islands and coastal nations on the Indian Ocean to unite in efforts to develop and use resources sustainably while combating the negative effects of rapid climate change. Focus on food security, protecting vulnerable ar...

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In Bangladesh, More Shelter From the Storms

The New York Times

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In a country of limited resources — and perhaps for that very reason — preparing for natural disasters is top of the agenda in Bangladesh. Various grassroots, collaborative programs have been put in place over the years to help address many facets of the calamities caused by cyclones, from improv...

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Coral cultivation offers hope to devastated western Indian Ocean reefs

Thomson Reuters Foundation

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Warming water has led to the collapse of coral reef systems in the western Indian Ocean, essential to fisheries, protecting shorelines, and reducing beach erosion and sea-level rise. Marine scientists from of Nature Seychelles, as part of an international project to protect and restore the reefs,...

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