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The UN Special Report on Global Warming

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report on global warming and its impact on the world. Here are five major takeaways: “Global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C [above pre-industrial levels] between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase...

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The Ocean Cleanup Launch

Who can use good news? This month The Ocean Cleanup launched a 2,000-foot boom designed to gather plastic debris and clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. According to The New York Times, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch floats between California and Hawaii and is comprised of...

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Mama Nature: Bedrock Rising

Mama Nature is phenomenal. This month, scientists from The Ohio State University discovered that the earth’s bedrock in Antarctica is rising at one of the fastest rates ever recorded -- a whopping 41 millimeters (1.6 inches) per year!   Wait, the earth rises? Shh, we didn’t realize that...

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Earthquakes, Fires, & Hurricanes: Climate Change & Overdevelopment

  Over the past month, the world has witnessed massive earthquakes in Mexico, wildfires in the American West, and thousand-year hurricanes in the Atlantic. Believe it or not, like it or not, ready or not, climate change is here, and overdevelopment plays a role in the danger...

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