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The Suffolk Journal

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The Suffolk Journal

Africa floods 80 times more likely with climate change

Africa floods 80 times more likely with climate change

West Duwaji, Asst. World News Editor December 6, 2022

Heavy rains and flooding that would impact Nigeria, Niger, Chad and the surrounding region this year are 80 times more likely due to climate change, according to a rapid analysis by international climate...

Climate change to impact mountains on a global scale

Climate change to impact mountains on a global scale

West Duwaji, Staff Writer November 15, 2022

Hiking trips may become a thing of the past, all thanks to climate change. Under the threat of climate change, mountain landscapes all over the world are at risk of becoming more hazardous to the communities...

Climate change predicted to produce more rainbows

Climate change predicted to produce more rainbows

West Duwaji, Staff Writer November 9, 2022

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” will take on a whole new meaning in the next century, thanks to the climate. Climate change will increase opportunities to see rainbows, giving the average land location...

Two emperor penguins wander across the Antarctic landscape.

Climate change threatens emperor penguins

Emily Collins, Staff Writer November 1, 2022

Emperor penguins are now protected under the Endangered Species Act, due to the detrimental impacts of climate change. The Endangered Species Act provides conservation of threatened and endangered plants...

Climate change could bury entire villages

Climate change could bury entire villages

West Duwaji, Staff Writer November 1, 2022

Climate change could alter wind regimes drastically by the end of the century, causing desert dunes and sand seas to have an impact on human infrastructure, agriculture and homes, according to a new study...

1.2 billion climate refugees predicted by 2050

1.2 billion climate refugees predicted by 2050

West Duwaji, Staff Writer October 25, 2022

As the global climate crisis worsens, an increasing number of people are being forced to flee their homes due to natural disasters, droughts and other weather events. Since 2008, an average of 21.5 million...

The ozone hole: Shrinking or growing?

The ozone hole: Shrinking or growing?

West Duwaji, Staff Writer October 18, 2022

The Antarctic ozone hole peaked last week at a reasonably large size for the third consecutive year, but experts say that despite recent blips caused by high altitude cold weather, it is still typically...

Boat sinks in Ian storm surge.

Hurricane Ian strikes Florida; experts analyze climate attribution

Emily Collins, Staff Writer October 11, 2022

Hurricane Ian tore through southwestern Florida as a category four storm before making its way up into South Carolina on Sept. 28. According to the Boston Globe, rainfall from Hurricane Ian increased...

Gray whale population rapidly decreasing in western North America

Gray whale population rapidly decreasing in western North America

West Duwaji, Journal Contributor October 11, 2022

The number of gray whales off western North America has continued to decline over the last two years, mirroring previous population swings over the past several decades, according to U.S. researchers. The...

President Biden declares October as National Clean Energy Action Month

President Biden declares October as National Clean Energy Action Month

West Duwaji, Journal Contributor October 4, 2022

Federal officials are working to turn the climate change catastrophe into an opportunity and a renewed commitment to leading America toward a future powered by sustainable energy, according to the White...

Arctic Sea, coral reefs and Western states face climate change effects

Arctic Sea, coral reefs and Western states face climate change effects

West Duwaji, Journal Contributor September 28, 2022

The arctic sea, the coral reefs and wildfires have all been affected due to climate change recently.   The lowest amount of ice for the year, as determined by satellite data, was present in the Arctic...

Massachusetts residents less concerned about climate change due to recent international conflicts

Massachusetts residents less concerned about climate change due to recent international conflicts

Emily Devlin and Jamie Taris April 26, 2022

In a recent MassINC/Boston Globe poll, climate change was considered the least concerning issue to be dealt with by the government among Massachusetts residents.   Asked to rate climate change as...

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