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OUR TAKE: Cooling Down the Earth

The Guardian recently ran a story by reporter Oliver Milman entitled “Planet has just 5% chance of reaching Paris climate goal, study says.” The headline is stark, and says it all: we have only a 5% chance to keep global warming to 2°C (3.6°F) by 2100. The study referenced was published in Nature Climate Change

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If You Live On or Near the Coast, You’re Gonna Get Wet

Where do you live? If you live on or near the coast, you’re gonna get wet. A study just published by the Union of Concerned Scientists says that already 90 cities, mostly in Louisiana and Maryland, are inundated, which is defined as a non-wetland area subject to flooding 26 or more times a year. Within

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Rooftop Choices to Cool Things Down by Paul Rivers for ClimateYou

So here’s the question: If you’re an urban apartment dweller, what are your rooftop options? How can you, as a tenant, educate yourself and figure out which kind of rooftop is the most feasible for your particular building. For example, green and white or reflective roofs are growing as technologies to replace inefficient and heat

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Increasing Sahel storms in West Africa by City-Tech Blogger Mariano Huaman

A new study has found that in West Africa Sahel climate change is making a difference in the storms. This area is between the Atlantic and the Red Sea. Climate change impacts has upset rainfall patterns making storms three times stronger than in the previous years. Sahel storms are considered among the most powerful around the world.

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It’s Getting Hotter in Rio Grande by City-Tech Blogger Branden Harris

Rio Grande New Mexico has been affected by global warming lately, according to an article on Climate Central. Temperatures have risen at the Upper Rio Grande by approximately 2°F since the 1980s. This rapid rise was caused by natural weather variation and global warming. Scientists have discovered that the low efficiency with which Upper Rio Grande

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