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Global warming exacerbated two dozen extreme weather events in 2015, finds a report on extreme events and climate published by the American Meteorological Society Thursday.

American Meteorological Society

The findings, which examined 30 weather events in total, linked man-made climate change to incidents like "sunny day" flooding in Florida, Alaskan wildfires, heavy rains in China and drought in Ethiopia.

Notably, the report includes the first direct scientific link between human-caused climate change and the record high intensity of west North Pacific typhoons.

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Washington Post, AP, USA Today

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Bringing your own reusable grocery bags when you go shopping is one of the easiest ways to cut down on your plastic consumption — according to the UN Environment Program, up to 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are used globally each year.

The most sustainable option is to use a bag you already have, whether it's an old tote or a laundry basket (thank TikTok for that idea). You can also make your own reusable grocery bags out of T-shirts. But if you'd rather purchase designated reusable grocery bags, here are our recommendations.
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