Rebecca Hersher

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Oil refineries release lots of water pollution near communities of color, data show

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Oil refineries release billions of pounds of pollution into waterways each year, according to regulatory data. NPR found that pollution is concentrated near places where people of color live.

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Climate change makes heat waves, storms and droughts worse, climate report confirms

Monday, January 09, 2023

The connection between weather and climate change has never been clearer. And simultaneous extremes, such as hot and dry weather together, are particularly dangerous.

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How the EPA is cracking down with tighter limits on soot

Friday, January 06, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency announced new limits on dangerous soot pollution. Public health officials say reducing soot in the air saves lives.

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Many glaciers are set to vanish more quickly than previously thought, study says

Thursday, January 05, 2023

A new study suggests that mid-latitude glaciers, including those in western Canada, the Rocky Mountains and central Europe, will be gone by the end of the century.

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How our perception of time shapes our approach to climate change

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

Climate goals can feel distant. But climate change is happening right now. Speed up the benefits for taking action, psychologists say, if you want leaders and others to pay attention and act.

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The 2022 hurricane season shows why climate change is so dangerous

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

This year's hurricane season got off to a very slow start. But it only takes one big storm to wreak havoc. And climate change makes such storms more likely.

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Climate change is making the weather more severe. Why don't most forecasts mention it?

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Scientists and forecasters are trying to figure out how to talk about the connection between climate change and severe weather. It could have big impacts on how people think about global warming.

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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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Climate talks are wrapping up. The thorniest questions are still unresolved.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Despite new agreements to limit methane emissions and beef up weather forecasts, vulnerable countries aren't getting any more help and the Earth is headed for catastrophic warming.

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'It could just sweep us away': This school is on the front lines of climate change

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Climate change is an everyday reality for students and teachers living in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal. At one school, they are trying to learn more about the forces that could upend their lives.

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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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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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U.N. plan would help warn people in vulnerable countries about climate threats

Monday, November 07, 2022

About half the world isn't covered by early warning systems that send alerts for weather emergencies. The worst is in developing countries, which have been hit hardest by global warming.

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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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As the Earth warms, city parks will become climate oases

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

As the Earth warms, city parks will become more and more important as climate oases. This is a day in the life of one city park.

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