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Cities Cancel July Fourth Fireworks Amid Wildfire Concerns

Cities Cancel July Fourth Fireworks Amid Wildfire Concerns

Independence Day is coming soon, with celebrations prepared for the entire long weekend leading up to Monday, July 4, 2022. But with droughts and heat waves across the U.S., many cities are canceling fireworks shows for fear of sparking wildfires, along with staffing and supply chain issues related to the ongoing pandemic. Flagstaff, Arizona is […]

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    The World Is ‘Way off Track’ in Dealing With Climate Crisis, Says UN Head

    The World Is ‘Way off Track’ in Dealing With Climate Crisis, Says UN Head

    The United Nations released a sobering report Tuesday showing that the climate crisis is accelerating global hunger and wreaking havoc on land, sea and in the atmosphere, according to the UN’s State of the Climate report. The report says that “the tell-tale physical signs of climate change” are everywhere, noting record breaking heat waves, wildfires […]

    Climate Crisis May Cause the Next Financial Crisis

    Climate Crisis May Cause the Next Financial Crisis

    The mounting climate emergency may spur the next global financial crisis and the world’s central banks are woefully ill equipped to handle the consequences, according to a new book-length report by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), as S&P Global reported. Located in Basel, Switzerland, the BIS is an umbrella organization for the world’s central […]

    Scientists Find Plants Are Growing Higher up the Himalayas

    Scientists Find Plants Are Growing Higher up the Himalayas

    Researchers have found that plants are growing farther up the Himalayas than they did in the past, according to a new study in the journal Global Change Biology, as Newsweek reported. Researchers looked at satellite data from 1993 to 2018 and found plant life extending into the harsh terrain between the top of the tree […]

    7 Key Scenes in Leonardo DiCaprio’s Climate Film ‘Before the Flood’

    7 Key Scenes in Leonardo DiCaprio’s Climate Film ‘Before the Flood’

    By Leo Hickman Before the Flood, a new feature-length documentary presented and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, is released in cinemas today. The Oscar-winning actor and environmentalist has spent the past three years asking a wide variety of people around the world about climate change. His collection of interviews in the film—ranging from President Obama and […]