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WaPo’s New Investigative Piece Examines Where Climate Change Has Struck Hardest in America

WaPo’s New Investigative Piece Examines Where Climate Change Has Struck Hardest in America

Yesterday, the Washington Post launched the first in a series of stories about places in the United States that have, as the Post’s climate reporter Chris Mooney explained,  warmed by nearly or above 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 Fahrenheit – roughly double the global and U.S. (lower 48 state) average. The Post analyzed more than […]

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Newark Offers Bottled Water to Address Water Crisis, Residents Grow Weary

Newark Offers Bottled Water to Address Water Crisis, Residents Grow Weary

After it was determined that the 40,000 filters Newark city officials gave out to residents to address the ongoing water crisis weren’t actually filtering out lead, the city decided to begin distributing bottled water. In a startling echo of Flint, residents of Newark have been kept in the dark about the safety of their drinking […]

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More Sharks Coming to the Jersey Shore (what a Situation!)

More Sharks Coming to the Jersey Shore (what a Situation!)

Historically beachgoers in the Northeast didn’t have to worry about sharks in the water but climate change may soon change this. As NJ.com explained, “while sharks off the Jersey Shore are nothing new, experts who study the ocean predators say New Jersey’s waters are becoming an increasingly popular destination for unlikely species of sharks. Ocean-warming […]

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One of America’s Oldest Power Companies Commits to Go Carbon-Free

One of America’s Oldest Power Companies Commits to Go Carbon-Free

New Jersey’s largest energy company, PSEG, recently announced that it will go carbon-free by 2050 after 116 years of relying on fossil fuels to generate energy. As CNN reported, the $30 billion utility provider is on track to slash carbon emissions by 80% by 2046, compared with 2005 levels. And PSEG, which also serves more […]

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