Lauren Sommer

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Coping with climate change: Advice for kids — from kids

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

As the climate changes, anxiety among younger people is rising. NPR launches a comic book with advice from and for kids on how to cope. (Story originally aired on Morning Edition on Nov. 27, 2022.)

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A kid's guide to climate change (plus a printable comic)

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Learning about climate change? Here's a comic for kids about what it is and how it's affecting the planet — as explained by kids who are experiencing it. And find out how to print this comic at home!

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Deadly and costly storms hit California again

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Californians are once again on high alert amid a string of severe rainstorms. At least 19 people have died across the state and the damages are likely to hit hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Federal climate forecasts could help prepare for extreme rain. But it's years away

Friday, January 13, 2023

Thanks to a new federal law, cities will get better forecasts about how climate change intensifies rainstorms. Still, it won't be in time for billions of dollars of federal infrastructure spending.

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Heavy rain is still hitting California. A few reservoirs figured out how to capture more for drought

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Decades-old rules mean most reservoirs aren't allowed to fill up in the winter. A new approach using weather forecasts is helping some save more water to help with California's drought.

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How can coral reefs deal with climate change? Get better roommates

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Hotter temperatures are threatening coral reefs worldwide. Now, scientists are pinpointing how some "super corals" are better able to withstand the heat.

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World leaders have reached a new agreement on climate change

Monday, November 21, 2022

Climate change negotiations have concluded at the U.N. summit in Egypt. World leaders took a historic step to help developing countries pay for damages from climate impacts. But did they do enough?

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Did the world make progress on climate change? Here's what was decided at global talks

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Delegates reached a last-minute deal to pay vulnerable countries for damages caused by climate change. But the final agreement does not put humanity on track to avoid catastrophic warming.

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Coping with climate change: Advice for kids — from kids

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Climate anxiety is on the rise in younger generations, as they face inheriting a hotter planet. Here's their advice on how to cope with those feelings.

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Here's what happened on Friday at the U.N.'s COP27 climate talks

Friday, November 11, 2022

President Biden touted American progress reining in emissions and said he intends to push for more money for developing countries. Here's what happened at COP27 today.

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Biden says U.S. will rise to the global challenge of climate change

Friday, November 11, 2022

The President said the United States is cutting its greenhouse gas emissions, and promised again to give more money to developing countries on the front lines of climate change.

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Are climate change emissions finally going down? Definitely not

Friday, November 11, 2022

World leaders are discussing how to get climate change under control, but new reports show the post-pandemic rebound and war in Ukraine are driving emissions even higher.

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Here's what happened on Day 5 of the U.N.'s COP27 climate talks

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Russia's war in Ukraine also threatens to wreck climate goals, members of Congress arrive, and an actor changes his name to draw attention to global warming

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Here are 3 dangerous climate tipping points the world is on track for

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Global leaders are negotiating about how to cut greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as possible. Scientists say every passing day, and every tenth of a degree, makes a big difference.

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Here's what happened on day 4 of the U.N.'s COP27 climate talks

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

A U.S. funding plan for lower-income countries faced criticism and a big map of who is releasing greenhouse gasses was released. Here's what happened at COP27 today.

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Here's what happened on day 3 of the U.N.'s COP27 climate talks

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Pakistan's leader sounded the alarm, climate scientists called for more equitable research and the U.N. tried to crack down on greenwashing. Here's what happened at COP27 today.

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Here's what happened today at the U.N.'s COP27 climate negotiations

Monday, November 07, 2022

A new early warning system for weather disasters, calls for wealthy nations and corporations to pay up and dire descriptions of human suffering. Here's what happened at COP27 today.

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Developing countries want climate reparations. Here's what it could cost

Monday, November 07, 2022

At global climate negotiations, developing countries say they're being devastated by a problem they didn't cause. So they're looking for compensation for the losses and damage from climate change.

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FAQ: What's at stake at the COP27 global climate negotiations

Monday, November 07, 2022

World leaders are meeting in Egypt for the next two weeks to talk about reining in climate change and paying for its deadly effects. Here's what you need to know.

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Here's how far behind the world is on reining in climate change

Thursday, October 27, 2022

The world is set to start crucial climate change negotiations soon. To avoid extreme warming, nations have to make deep cuts in heat-trapping emissions, fast.

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