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How has COVID-19 affected climate change?

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December 8, 2020

With 2021 right around the corner, one can only wonder how climate change and the pandemic will affect us next year. So aCOVID-19 continues to surge, what will its impact be on climate change? COVID-19...

What does Biden’s climate plan mean for the future?

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November 17, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden has announced his plans for environmental policies that he looks to implement over the next four years. The president-elect is looking to combat global warming by improving...

U.S. withdraws from the Paris Climate Agreement

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November 10, 2020

The United States pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement on Nov. 4, after a three year delay. They are the first nation to withdraw from the agreement.  The move was announced in June of 2017 by...

2020 on the road to being the warmest year ever

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November 3, 2020

September has been recorded as the hottest on a global record, leading 2020 to be on course for the warmest year ever. Human activities have been driving greenhouse gas emissions through land use, agriculture...

Venezuelan vessel stranded in the Caribbean

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October 27, 2020

The Nabarima, a Venezuelan vessel, has been stranded in the middle of the Caribbean Sea since last year. Fears of the vessel sinking are rising and the possibility of an oil spill has left many uneasy. The...

China pledges to go carbon neutral by 2060

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October 21, 2020

China announced on Sept 22, that it has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2060. The country is the largest global producer of carbon dioxide, producing 28% of emissions today, according to Science Magazine. If...

Bodies of water are suffering due to climate change

Icebergs melt due to warm temperatures
October 13, 2020

Global oceans and other bodies of water are being destroyed by the impacts of climate change, causing many negative trends to occur throughout the world.  Ocean temperatures are important because for...

“ClimateClock” reveals seven years left

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September 29, 2020

 Tick tock. The unveiling of a giant clock in Manhattan’s Union Square has revealed how much time is left before the climate emergency becomes irreversible.  An article by the Washington Post went...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Boston institutions against climate change

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March 6, 2020

Businesses and organizations all over the world have pledged to implement effective   measurements that confront climate change such as switching to more renewable light sources, cutting down on greenhouse...

Suffolk Climate Watch: The future is weak for the Colorado River

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February 26, 2020

The volume of water in the Colorado River has been slowly shrinking due to rising temperatures. This freshwater resource is responsible for providing water to 40 million people, and has recently seen significant...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Climate change is real, No cap(s)

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February 19, 2020

The icebergs have been cracking in Antarctica, as temperatures have reached a record of 69.3 degrees Fahrenheit or 20.75 degrees Celsius. Scientists monitoring the continent in the northern area, called...

Suffolk Climate Watch: The bees are no longer buzzing

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February 12, 2020

Bees have been threatened by global warming for some time now, but researchers have recently found that the number of North American Bumblebees has dropped by 50% within the last century, according to...

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