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Vermont Climate Impact Fee Heads to Governor’s Desk

Inspired by the EPA’s superfund cleanup program, the bill aims to hold companies responsible for contributing to climate change and its harmful impacts.

May 9, 2024 - NBC News

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New Documentary Highlights Regenerative Agriculture and Climate Change

Common Ground is a recently released documentary which urges viewers to rethink our relationship with soil and approach to agriculture and food production.

May 7, 2024 - In These Times

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How Freeway Projects Impact Climate Resilience

In addition to displacement and public health impacts, highway expansions can also make communities less resilient to flooding and other climate-related disasters.

April 25, 2024 - Transportation for America

Three people, one in fatigues and hard hat, standing in front of bulldozer discussing relocation plans in Newtok, Alaska.

Alaska Village Becomes Test Case for Climate Change Relocation

The Yup’ik village of Newtok is the first Alaska community to begin a full-scale relocation necessitated by the impacts of climate change. Another 31 Alaska communities remain vulnerable.

April 23, 2024 - Alaska Public Media

Green hills with orange California poppies in bloom in foreground in Chino Hills State Park, California.

Making California State Parks More Climate-Resilient

A recently released report offers recommendations for keeping state parks healthy and robust, including acquiring additional land for conservation and recreation.

April 22, 2024 - Spectrum News 1

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Southern Water Infrastructure at Risk From Climate Impacts

A water main breaks somewhere in the United States every two minutes, according to an estimate from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

April 21, 2024 - The Conversation

Nighttime view of wildfire in Los Angeles hills.

Significant Investments Needed to Protect LA County Residents From Climate Hazards

A new study estimates that LA County must invest billions of dollars before 2040 to protect residents from extreme heat, increasing precipitation, worsening wildfires, rising sea levels, and climate-induced public health threats.

April 17, 2024 - Los Angeles Times

Aerial view of five-level freeway interchange in Houston, Texas with bridges spanning green bayou.

USDOT Issues Grants for Resilient Transportation Infrastructure

The department issued $830 million in grants for improving roads, bridges, and other infrastructure vulnerable to extreme weather and other climate impacts.

April 15, 2024 - Spectrum News 1

Two workers in white hard hats looking up at large photovoltaic solar panels.

‘Green Bank’ Network To Fund Climate Projects

The federal government announced a $20 billion investment to support low-interest loans for climate and clean energy projects.

April 8, 2024 - Inside Climate News

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Soaring Property Insurance Rates Threaten Affordable Housing Development

Rapidly rising insurance premiums are forcing affordable housing developers to cut back on programming, lay off staff, and even sell. To add insult to injury, some insurers also seem to be adding penalties or withdrawing coverage for housing voucher holders.

April 3, 2024 - Shelterforce Magazine

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Texas Court Vacates Federal Emissions Rule

The decision vacates a USDOT rule that would have required states to establish emission reduction plans.

March 31, 2024 - Smart Cities Dive

Flooded road with red and white gate barrier blocking entry in Houston, Texas.

The Potential and Pitfalls of Climate Migration

As more Americans are displaced by wildfires, flooding, erosion, and other climate risks, safer regions should prepare for a wave of migration.

March 26, 2024 - The Atlantic

Aerial view of forest damaged by wildfire in Texas.

How Climate Change Drives Bigger Wildfires

In many places, climate change is creating ideal conditions for fires to grow larger and more destructive.

March 25, 2024 - USA Today

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Study: Half of Global Commutes Made by Car; Rates Vary Widely

The United States is conspicuously consistent in its high rates of car usage, a new analysis finds.

March 19, 2024 - Phys.org

Aerial View of Chuckanut Drive and the Blanchard Bridge in the Skagit Valley.

Washington Tribes Receive Resilience Funding

The 28 grants support projects including relocation efforts as coastal communities face the growing impacts of climate change.

March 18, 2024 - The Seattle Times

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Resilience Matters: Building Sustainable Futures

A new e-book highlights the work of people and organizations planning more resilient cities.

March 14, 2024 - Island Press

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Study: How EVs Perpetuate the Harms of Car Culture

While they emit less pollution, electric cars don’t solve many urgent issues like sprawl and fine particulate pollution.

March 12, 2024 - Bloomberg CityLab

Two-lane asphalt road with smoke filling the sky in Texas Panhandle.

Texas Faces Higher Wildfire Risks

Climate change is causing more destructive wildfires, prompting home insurers to reconsider coverage in the state.

March 6, 2024 - The New York Times

Aerial view of canal cut into beach in Charlestow, Rhode Island with boats parked in sand.

Northeastern Waterways More Polluted After Wet Year

Intense rains washed more runoff into local bodies of water, while warmer temperatures contributed to the growth of an invasive bloom.

March 1, 2024 - University of Rhode Island

Front view of stone home with severe tornado damage and portions of roof ripped off.

10 States Where Insurance Costs Impact Housing Affordability

Insurance companies are responding to the increasing frequency and intensity of severe weather events caused by climate change by raising home insurance premiums in high-risk states, adding another hurdle to housing affordability in the U.S.

February 26, 2024 - Fox Business

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