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Drought and Conflict in Somalia by City Tech Blogger Yocelyne Portillo

Past and recent reports have demonstrated that Somalia has had a big issue with conflict and drought. Droughts have become such a big problem that thousands of people have been displaced from their homes because of them. There are around 12.3 million people living in Somalia and 6.2 million of that population are in deep

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How Much Do Volcanoes Influence the Climate? by City Tech Blogger Maria De Leon

A volcano is a conical hill or mountain formed by material from the mantle being forced through an opening or vent in the Earth’s crust. Volcanic eruptions can affect climate in two ways, they release the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, contributing to the warming of the atmosphere, and sulfur dioxide contained in the ash cloud

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Climate Change to the Midwestern Farmer by Barnard Blogger Sara Lytle

The muggy summer evenings of Canfield, Ohio, were filled with countless lightning bugs in 2002. There were so many that I would run out of numbers that I knew as a six-year-old. This summer as I sat out on a porch swing fifteen years later, I made myself dizzy squinting to see if that one

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The Land of the Rising Blossoms: Detecting Climate Change through the Growth Rate of Cherry Blossoms by Barnard Blogger Erin Machida-Kwok

In Japan, cherry blossoms (or sakura in Japanese) are the epitome of spring. Hanami is known as the long standing tradition of welcoming spring1 as well as the annual appreciation of the fleeting beauty of nature. People congregate to enjoy festivities under the breath taking panorama of blooming flowers. Japanese citizens as well as tourists

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Climate Change Adaptation and New Jersey’s Widening Coastline by Barnard Blogger Samantha Goldberg

In 2012, Superstorm Sandy wrought destruction upon my hometown of Port Monmouth, New Jersey, along with many other communities on the New York-New Jersey coastline. With a storm surge of nearly 9 feet, my neighborhood was entirely inundated — to the effect that my neighbors down the street had to be rescued by boat after

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