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Interview of the Week: Dr. Joellen Russell

This summer has been dry and extremely hot. Temperature records have been shattered and it’s left many of us wondering how much of this we can attribute to climate change. It’s why we asked the distinguished Dr. Joellen Russell, a climate scientist and oceanographer at the University of Arizona to walk us through how climate […]

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Wildfires Leave Local Communities Balancing Safety with Business

Wildfires Leave Local Communities Balancing Safety with Business

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Unprecedented wildfires should cause alarm everywhere, but the fires are burning up more than trees for some communities. They’re burning up a way of life. Each year, National Forests are closing earlier and earlier in the season, leaving communities that rely on tourism and the draw of nature high and dry. […]

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Latest Climate Science Could be Key to Winning Climate Lawsuits

Latest Climate Science Could be Key to Winning Climate Lawsuits

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer In recent years, cities and states have been increasingly bringing lawsuits against oil companies claiming damage to local lands, public health, and economic wellbeing. Most have been brushed aside due to a lack of evidence that oil companies were directly responsible for the harms done to these communities. But, in the wake of […]

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EU Makes Its Climate Goals Binding

EU Makes Its Climate Goals Binding

This week, the European Union approved a law that would make the bloc’s greenhouse gas emissions targets legally binding. The standard sets reduction targets at 55% by 2030, from 1990 levels, with the goal of the EU becoming an emission-free economy by 2050. The targets apply to overall EU emissions, rather than a binding requirement […]

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It’s Getting Hot in Europe, Too

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer It’s not just the U.S. experiencing dangerous climate change-fueled heatwaves this week. Eastern Europe and Siberia are also experiencing temperatures that residents and infrastructure aren’t prepared to endure. This month, Moscow temperatures hit around 95 F, highs the city hasn’t experienced since 1901. Other capitals across the region like […]

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Miami Condo Collapse Raises Concerns of Flooding, Sea-Level Rise

Miami Condo Collapse Raises Concerns of Flooding, Sea-Level Rise

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A condo collapse in Miami is prompting new conversations about the threats rising sea levels and flooding present to the nation’s infrastructure. Experts say that it’s too early to determine whether or not climate change contributed to the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers. But they also warn that as sea levels rise […]

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