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    President Donald Trump’s Climate Change Record Has Been a Boon for Oil Companies, and a Threat to the Planet

    President Donald Trump’s Climate Change Record Has Been a Boon for Oil Companies, and a Threat to the Planet

    By Vernon Loeb, Marianne Lavelle and Stacy Feldman In the middle of his 44th month in office, two weeks before the start of the Republican convention in late August, President Trump rolled back Barack Obama’s last major environmental regulation, restricting methane leaks. The move represented an environmental trifecta of sorts for the president, who had […]

    How to Heal Emotional Trauma After a Climate Disaster

    How to Heal Emotional Trauma After a Climate Disaster

    By Jamie Smith Hopkins Disasters are stressful. Our warming world keeps adding fuel to the fires — and floods and hurricanes, among other calamities. What can be done about the trauma that follows? The Center for Public Integrity, Columbia Journalism Investigations and our partners in newsrooms around the country have been reporting on this for […]

    Inside the Weird Little World of Microclimates

    Inside the Weird Little World of Microclimates

    By Mark Mancini If weather is your mood, climate is your personality. That’s an analogy some scientists use to help explain the difference between two words people often get mixed up. In other words, weather exists in the short term. It’s the state of the atmosphere in a specific area during a limited period (think […]

    Should We Name Heat Waves Like We Name Hurricanes to Save Lives?

    Should We Name Heat Waves Like We Name Hurricanes to Save Lives?

    By Jeff Berardelli Note: This story was originally published on August 6, 2020 If asked to recall a hurricane, odds are you’d immediately invoke memorable names like Sandy, Katrina or Harvey. You’d probably even remember something specific about the impact of the storm. But if asked to recall a heat wave, a vague recollection that […]

    How the Global Climate Fight Could Be Lost If Trump Is Re-Elected

    How the Global Climate Fight Could Be Lost If Trump Is Re-Elected

    By Oliver Milman This story was originally published in The Guardian on July 27, 2020. It was a balmy June day in 2017 when Donald Trump took to the lectern in the White House Rose Garden to announce the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, the only comprehensive global pact to tackle the spiraling […]

    Donald Trump Wants a Fight on the Green New Deal. So Do We

    Donald Trump Wants a Fight on the Green New Deal. So Do We

    By Varshini Prakash and John Podesta At the 2019 Republican Retreat, Donald Trump promised his allies that he would make this election about climate change: “I want to bring them way down the pike,” he said, “before we start criticizing the Green New Deal.” At his Tulsa rally in June, and in many of the […]

    Democrats Want to Fight Climate Change by Closing the ‘Digital Divide’

    Democrats Want to Fight Climate Change by Closing the ‘Digital Divide’

    By Maddie Stone One of the starkest inequalities exposed by the coronavirus pandemic is the difference between the digital haves and have-nots. Those with a fast internet connection are more able to work and learn remotely, stay in touch with loved ones, and access critical services like telemedicine. For the millions of Americans who live […]