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Governor of Virginia Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Winter Storms

Wavy.com reports: “Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency ahead of major winter weather that is expected across the state through Sunday.” (Break) “McAuliffe is urging citizens to prepare for the weather, which could result in up … Continue reading

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Flooding in Illinois Leads to Loss of Thousands of Acres of Crops

Wsiltv.com reports on crop loss due to flooding in parts of the US: “Heavy rains have plagued farmers across the midwest this year, leaving many scrambling to even get crops planted. Some southern Illinois farmers did manage to get all … Continue reading

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Study finds lamprey decline continues with loss of habitat in Oregon

Phys.org details a study carried out on the decline in lamprey numbers: A new study aimed at understanding habitat needs for Pacific lamprey in western Oregon found this once-abundant fish that is both ecologically and culturally significant prefers side channels … Continue reading

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China and India perform badly in deforestation ranking

The Guardian reports on the results of a study on deforestation carried out by the Global Canopy Programme: While we are all complicit in global tropical deforestation through the everyday products we buy, there are 500 key governments, companies and … Continue reading

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Obama facing rising pressure to send lethal aid to Ukraine

Fox News reports that president Obama is facing pressure to supply arms to the Ukranian government: President Obama is facing rising pressure from former officials, security analysts and top lawmakers to provide Ukraine lethal military aid to help battle Moscow-backed … Continue reading

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New England slammed as powerful storm churns north

CNN reports on a winter storm hitting the northeastern United States as it makes its way north: New England faced an old enemy Tuesday: Mother Nature. She brought a blizzard with her, one that is hardly unprecedented for this often … Continue reading

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White House partners with Amazon and others on climate change resilience

This recent article by the Guardian discusses actions being taken by the US government in concert with several companies to prepare for the effects of climate change: Along with its warning this week that delaying action on climate change would … Continue reading

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Eight ways climate change is making the world more dangerous

Natural disasters have become more frequent and costly since the 1970s, as this article from the Guardian illustrates: Forget the future. The world already is nearly five times as dangerous and disaster prone as it was in the 1970s, because … Continue reading

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China and the US sign deals on climate change

This article by the Guardian reports on a recent deal between two of the world’s most powerful nations aimed at curbing CO2 emissions: The United States and China on Tuesday signed eight partnership pacts to cut greenhouse gases, bringing the … Continue reading

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