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Extreme weather is projected to displace more and more people through sudden shocks like storms and floods. DW / S. Bandopadhyay

By Ajit Niranjan

Storms, floods, wildfires and droughts drove more than 30 million people from their homes last year, as rising temperatures wrought extra chaos on the climate, according to a report published Thursday by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC).

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People wade through floodwaters from Hurricane Ida on Aug. 31, 2021 in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Sean Rayford / Getty Images

After Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans and its remnants struck New Jersey and New York, rescue efforts took place via boats and kayaks and people were often forced to walk through standing water. Some the standing water continues in flooded basements. It raises questions about the hazardous materials, such as wood planks, nails, random metal objects, as well as the less visible toxins, such as bacteria and fertilizers, which could be in the water.

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Up Your Skincare Game: 6 Best Vitamin C Serums

Medically reviewed by Anna H. Chacon, M.D.

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fizkes / iStock / Getty Images

From eating foods for healthy skin to switching up your morning and routines, taking care of the largest organ in the body can get overwhelming. Recently, vitamin C has grown in popularity in the skincare world — but do the best vitamin C serums live up to the hype?

Vitamin C is not only an essential supplement for your immune system and overall health, but it's also a great skincare ingredient that can help limit inflammation, brighten skin, dull fine lines and wrinkles, fight free radicals, and reduce discoloration and dark spots.

Adding vitamin C to your skincare routine seems like a no-brainer, but before you start shopping for a serum, it's important to be aware that vitamin C is an unstable ingredient. Dermatologists say it's important to find legit and properly formulated vitamin C serums to capitalize on the benefits of the antioxidant. In this article, we'll help you find the right dermatologist-approved vitamin C serum to add to your routine.

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Cars sit abandoned on the flooded Major Deegan Expressway following a night of extremely heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida on Sept. 2, 2021 in the Bronx, New York City. Spencer Platt / Getty Images
The magnitude of Ida's devastation across the northeastern U.S. became clearer Thursday, as the impacts of climate change revealed and exacerbated existing societal inequities. At least 46 people were reported dead as of Friday morning from Maryland to Connecticut, with the vast majority of those drowning in their homes or cars under the — in many places — unprecedented deluge of rain.
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The forecast path of Hurricane Larry. National Hurricane Center

As rains from Hurricane Ida inundate the Northeast, another hurricane has formed in the eastern tropical Atlantic.

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A satellite image shows Hurricane Ida crossing western Cuba. NOAA

Hurricane Ida entered the Gulf of Mexico late Friday, as people in the United States' southern state of Louisiana evacuated high-risk areas and stocked up on essentials.

The hurricane is expected to intensify as it reaches the northern Gulf Coast.

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A man pulls a boat through a flooded neighborhood on Aug. 31, 2021 in Barataria, Louisiana. Brandon Bell / Getty Images

As the (still life threatening) remnants of Hurricane Ida continue northeast, survivors of the storm in New Orleans and southeastern Louisiana are coming to terms with a different and dangerous reality: extreme heat for weeks on end without power.

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Visible satellite image of Cyclone Tauktae from the VIIRS instrument on the NOAA-20 satellite on Monday afternoon, May 17, 2021. NASA Earth Observatory

By Jeff Masters

Extremely dangerous Tropical Cyclone Tauktae made landfall in western India's Gujarat coast on the Arabian Sea around 1:30 p.m. EDT (1730 UTC), May 17.

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Damage after heavy rain and devastating floods in Waverly, Tennessee, on Aug. 22, 2021. Peter Zay / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Torrential rain caused catastrophic flooding that killed at least 22 people and devastated Waverly, Tennessee on Saturday.

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Regional Park in Catania, Etna, Italy as Sicily continues to burn on Aug. 12, 2021. Marco Restivo / Barcroft Media via Getty Images

By Julia Conley

As wildfires swept through the Italian island of Sicily, fueled by an extreme heatwave, officials in one city recorded on Wednesday what is believed to be the highest temperature ever recorded in Europe.

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Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Sinan / CC BY 2.0

By YCC Team

Climate change increases the risks of many health problems, such as heat stroke and asthma.

"Despite this... my peers and I, as we sat in our first-year medical school lecture halls, we really heard no mention of this whatsoever," says Emaline Laney, a student at the Emory University School of Medicine.

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A roller coaster is seen in the Atlantic Ocean on November 1, 2012, after Superstorm Sandy destroyed the pier in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Mark Wilson / Getty Images

Long-lasting droughts, unprecedented rainfalls and sudden cold snaps are becoming a reality for people across the country, but accurate forecasting models to predict when the next extreme weather event might hit lags behind, AP News reported.

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A solar array in Ft. Worth, Texas. Dave Matthews / Contributor / Getty Images

The Texas power grid is expected to see its highest power demand of 2021 this week with extreme heat expected there and across the country.

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EcoWatch is a community of experts publishing quality, science-based content on environmental issues, causes, and solutions for a healthier planet and life.
Extreme weather is projected to displace more and more people through sudden shocks like storms and floods. DW / S. Bandopadhyay

By Ajit Niranjan

Storms, floods, wildfires and droughts drove more than 30 million people from their homes last year, as rising temperatures wrought extra chaos on the climate, according to a report published Thursday by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC).

Read More Show Less
EcoWatch Daily Newsletter
People wade through floodwaters from Hurricane Ida on Aug. 31, 2021 in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Sean Rayford / Getty Images

After Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans and its remnants struck New Jersey and New York, rescue efforts took place via boats and kayaks and people were often forced to walk through standing water. Some the standing water continues in flooded basements. It raises questions about the hazardous materials, such as wood planks, nails, random metal objects, as well as the less visible toxins, such as bacteria and fertilizers, which could be in the water.

Read More Show Less
Up Your Skincare Game: 6 Best Vitamin C Serums

Medically reviewed by Anna H. Chacon, M.D.

Reviews
fizkes / iStock / Getty Images

From eating foods for healthy skin to switching up your morning and routines, taking care of the largest organ in the body can get overwhelming. Recently, vitamin C has grown in popularity in the skincare world — but do the best vitamin C serums live up to the hype?

Vitamin C is not only an essential supplement for your immune system and overall health, but it's also a great skincare ingredient that can help limit inflammation, brighten skin, dull fine lines and wrinkles, fight free radicals, and reduce discoloration and dark spots.

Adding vitamin C to your skincare routine seems like a no-brainer, but before you start shopping for a serum, it's important to be aware that vitamin C is an unstable ingredient. Dermatologists say it's important to find legit and properly formulated vitamin C serums to capitalize on the benefits of the antioxidant. In this article, we'll help you find the right dermatologist-approved vitamin C serum to add to your routine.

Read More Show Less
Cars sit abandoned on the flooded Major Deegan Expressway following a night of extremely heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida on Sept. 2, 2021 in the Bronx, New York City. Spencer Platt / Getty Images
The magnitude of Ida's devastation across the northeastern U.S. became clearer Thursday, as the impacts of climate change revealed and exacerbated existing societal inequities. At least 46 people were reported dead as of Friday morning from Maryland to Connecticut, with the vast majority of those drowning in their homes or cars under the — in many places — unprecedented deluge of rain.
Read More Show Less
Trending
The forecast path of Hurricane Larry. National Hurricane Center

As rains from Hurricane Ida inundate the Northeast, another hurricane has formed in the eastern tropical Atlantic.

Read More Show Less
A satellite image shows Hurricane Ida crossing western Cuba. NOAA

Hurricane Ida entered the Gulf of Mexico late Friday, as people in the United States' southern state of Louisiana evacuated high-risk areas and stocked up on essentials.

The hurricane is expected to intensify as it reaches the northern Gulf Coast.

Read More Show Less
A man pulls a boat through a flooded neighborhood on Aug. 31, 2021 in Barataria, Louisiana. Brandon Bell / Getty Images

As the (still life threatening) remnants of Hurricane Ida continue northeast, survivors of the storm in New Orleans and southeastern Louisiana are coming to terms with a different and dangerous reality: extreme heat for weeks on end without power.

Read More Show Less
Visible satellite image of Cyclone Tauktae from the VIIRS instrument on the NOAA-20 satellite on Monday afternoon, May 17, 2021. NASA Earth Observatory

By Jeff Masters

Extremely dangerous Tropical Cyclone Tauktae made landfall in western India's Gujarat coast on the Arabian Sea around 1:30 p.m. EDT (1730 UTC), May 17.

Read More Show Less
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