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East coast flooding forces cities to look at climate change strategies

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor October 13, 2021

The east coast experienced extreme flooding in the summer of 2021 due to Hurricane Ida and many researchers believe climate change will make these extreme weather events more unpredictable in the near...

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Climate change is affecting your crops

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor October 6, 2021

NASA research shows that extreme weather such as droughts, heat waves and rainfall patterns affect crop production. As the Earth continues to warm, these weather changes are becoming more problematic. According...

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Alabama’s shrinking population is affecting our environment

Ainsley Miles, Staff Writer September 28, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic claimed over 375,000 American lives in 2020, according to data from the CDC, and Alabama was notably affected by this virus. For the first time in Alabama’s history, the state recorded...

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Biden announces pledge for more climate change aid

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor September 21, 2021

President Joe Biden spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 21. A new goal to double funds by 2024 was announced in an effort to help developing nations struggling against climate change,...

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New climate initiatives announced at the 2021 climate summit

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor April 27, 2021

President Joe Biden hosted the 2021 climate summit last week, where he called on dozens of world leaders to ramp up their efforts in protecting the earth  against a worsening climate crisis.  The...

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Earth Day brings awareness to the climate crisis

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor April 20, 2021

Earth Day commemorates activists, environmental professionals, leaders and more who work to achieve a greener planet, and continues to inspire change through education and activism. While Earth Day...

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Consequences of climate change continue to impact Florida

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor April 13, 2021

Florida continues to struggle with the impacts of climate change. Issues of extreme heat, air quality and natural events such as hurricanes are a threat toward human life in the state, where sea level...

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Biden announces $2 trillion plan to curb climate change

Ainsley Miles, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

A $2 trillion plan announced by the Biden administration on March 31 aims to combat climate change through new environmentally-minded jobs, along with creating cars, energy and other technology in a more...

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Climate change is extending the spring allergy season

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor March 30, 2021

The spring allergy season is beginning earlier and lasting longer due to climate change, and regions in North America have been linked to this new finding, according to a report released by Climate Central.  The...

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Climate change bill approved by Massachusetts lawmakers

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor March 23, 2021

Massachusetts lawmakers approved a climate change bill that aims to create net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the state by 2050. The revised bill has bounced between both chambers for the past few...

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Changes in water sources linked to climate crisis

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor March 16, 2021

Notable changes to the Earth’s rivers are being seen as a result of human action and the climate crises, and they could potentially cause extreme weather events. According to Phys, river flow measures...

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Staying energetic about Texas

Ainsley Miles, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

As Texas citizens continue to feel the effects of power outages that left millions in the cold and dark earlier this month, the state has yet to place blame for the outages on any particular organization.  However,...

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