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11/25/2020 - A warming planet makes Northeastern forests more susceptible to western-style wildfires



“It's easy in the Northeast to think that we don't have anything to worry about, but it’s important for us to remember that these things can happen here.”

11/25/2020 - Here are Biden's next moves on climate



President-elect Joe Biden sent tremors through boardrooms and world capitals yesterday by picking a climate-oriented foreign policy team. Expect the earthquakes to continue.

11/25/2020 - Victoria's electric vehicle tax could reduce clean car use by 25%, researcher says



Victoria's planned road user tax for electric vehicles will significantly hold back clean car use, according to research that found it could lead to a 25% lower share of sales in 2050 than otherwise expected.

11/25/2020 - Is Jeff Bezos really serious about beating climate change?



If you had a billion dollars and wanted to do something about climate change, what would you do?

11/25/2020 - Riskiest Spot for Rising Seas Is 50 Miles from the Ocean - Scientific American



A new FEMA index considers socioeconomic factors in evaluating community disaster vulnerability

11/25/2020 - Raleigh Catholic church fights climate change with solar panels



Parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi gathered this week to celebrate something their Catholic church now has in common with the Vatican: home-grown solar electricity.

11/25/2020 - EPA finalizes water permit to help clean up the Great Bay



Federal officials have finalized a plan to reduce pollution in one of the largest estuaries in the Northeast with an approach that gives surrounding communities greater flexibility to address the problem.

11/25/2020 - Dimock residents worry about planned fracking waste well

Plans for the deep injection well are in the early stages, but residents weary of water contamination are on edge.

11/25/2020 - Air pollution linked to a rise in emergency room visits by children, shows study



A two-year-long study in Delhi finds spike in air pollution levels corresponded to an increase in visits by children to hospital emergency rooms for treatment of acute respiratory infections.

11/25/2020 - School Streets: Can making school roads traffic-free help keep children safe from air pollution?



Schools are trying to reduce the impact of dirty air on children's health by temporarily closing streets to cars.