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Icebergs near Ilulissat, Greenland on May 19, 2021. Climate change is having a profound effect in Greenland with glaciers and the Greenland ice cap retreating. Ulrik Pedersen / NurPhoto via Getty Images

Ice sheets in Greenland are melting so rapidly due to high temperatures in the Arctic that the amount of ice melt from Tuesday was enough to cover all of Florida in two inches of water, according to the researchers at Polar Portal.

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Semiahmoo Marina near Bellingham, Washington in Whatcom County. Edmund Lowe Photography / Moment / Getty Images

The Whatcom County Council in Washington state has unanimously passed permanent land-use policies that ban new fossil fuel infrastructure, becoming the first in the U.S. to pass such a measure.

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Making the switch to solar energy can help you lower or even eliminate your monthly electric bills while reducing your carbon footprint. However, before installing a clean energy system in your home, you must first answer an important question: "How many solar panels do I need?"

To accurately calculate the ideal number of solar panels for your home, you'll need a professional assessment. However, you can estimate the size and cost of the system based on your electricity bills, energy needs and available roof space. This article will tell you how.

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An electric company employee and a local resident survey the damage done to the power lines next to a large tree that fell on a house following the passage of Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana on Aug. 27, 2020. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP via Getty Images

One part of President's Biden's infrastructure plan, a Civilian Climate Corps (CCC), could help places like storm-battered Lake Charles, Lousiana recover from extreme weather and prepare for future storms, Rolling Stone reports.

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A coal power plant on the River Rouge, Michigan on Aug. 6, 2020. FracTrackerAlliance / Flickr

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Monday it is kicking off a new rulemaking process to pass stricter requirements for how coal power plants dispose of wastewater, undoing a major rollback implemented in the last year of the Trump administration.

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A boat dock sits on dry land near Lake Powell on June 24, 2021 in Lake Powell, Utah. With severe drought gripping parts of the Western U.S., Lake Powell was at 34.56 percent of capacity, a historic low. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Lake Powell fell to just 33% capacity Monday, marking the lowest level on record, in large part due to a climate-change driven drought in the region.

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Svetlana Gomboeva of Team ROC is treated for heat exhaustion during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Yumenoshima Park Archery Field on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Justin Setterfield / Getty Images

The 2020 Summer Olympics kicked off in Tokyo on Friday and there are already signs the toughest part of the competition may just be the extreme heat and humidity in what is expected to be the hottest Olympics on record.

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People find shelter from the heat in a cooling center at the Oregon Convention Center on June 27, 2021 in Portland, Oregon. Nathan Howard / Getty Images
The mass casualty heat wave that broiled the Pacific Northwest and western Canada last month is precisely the kind of catastrophe predicted by climate scientists two decades ago, Yale Climate Connections reports.
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Smoke from wildfires on the west coast made its way across the country to New York City on July 20, 2021. ED JONES / AFP via Getty Images
What happens in the West definitely is not staying there as smoke from wildfires fueled by climate change blankets the Eastern U.S. with dangerous air pollution.
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People walk in the flooded road after record downpours in Zhengzhou city in central China's Henan province on, July 20, 2021. Feature China / Barcroft Media via Getty Images

More than two dozen people have been killed by catastrophic flash flooding in central China in recent days.

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A view of wind turbines from Highway 58 in Mojave, California. Wind energy employment grew by nearly 2% in 2020. Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Employment in renewable energy and battery-related sectors was far more resilient to the shock of the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to an annual DOE report released Monday.

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The Bootleg Fire burns on July 12, 2021 in Bly, Oregon. USDA Forest Service via Getty Images

The Bootleg Fire has now burned more than 300,000 acres in southern Oregon and continues to grow as more than 80 large wildfires in the West forced evacuations across the region.

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An area completely destroyed by the flood in the Blessem district of Erftstadt, western Germany, on July 16, 2021. SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP via Getty Images

More than 100 people are dead and about 1,300 still missing in the wake of extreme rain and flooding western Europe. The torrential rainfall — as much as two months' worth in two days, amounts not seen in the summer for at least a century — unleashed flooding that stacked cars like children's toys and drowned residents in their cellars.

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