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Threatened by Climate Change? Consider Managed Retreat.

After suffering back-to-back floods in 1993, the town of Valmeyer, Ill., did something unusual. Instead of risking yet another disaster, it used funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Illinois to move the entire town a…

Work Injuries Tied to Heat Are Vastly Undercounted, Study Finds

Extreme heat causes many times more workplace injuries than official records capture, and those injuries are concentrated among the poorest workers, new research suggests, the latest evidence of how climate change worsens inequality. Hotter days don’t just mean more cases…

The fracking boom helps to rose crime rates in rural American states

(Ural Federal University) The shale boom (mining of shale oil and gas) has contributed to an increase of crime rates in US states where 50-60% of the population lives in rural areas. The rate of violent crime has increased by about 36%. Because of this, each state had to spend $ 15.67 million additional victimization costs per year.

Since When Have Trees Existed Only for Rich Americans?

By Ian Leahy and Yaryna Serkez Ian Leahy is the vice president of urban forestry at American Forests. Yaryna Serkez is a writer and a graphics editor for Opinion. Access to clean air and outdoor activities seems like a basic…

FEMA Disaster Aid Often Widens Racial Disparities

Research published in 2018 found that, for white Americans, living in a county hit by a large disaster was a financial boon. Those white residents didn’t just see their wealth grow — it grew five times as much, on average,…

More Than a Third of Heat Deaths Are Tied to Climate Change, Study Says

More than a third of heat-related deaths in many parts of the world can be attributed to the extra warming associated with climate change, according to a new study that makes a case for taking strong action to reduce greenhouse…

People of Color Are Exposed to More Pollution

These findings were consistent with the experiences of communities on the ground, said Robert D. Bullard, a professor at Texas Southern University who has written for more than 30 years about the need to redress environmental racism, and who was…

U.S. Intelligence Report Warns of Global Consequences of Social Fragmentation

Income inequality could grow worse, the report said, tying it at times to information inequality. The “trust gap” between an informed public that has faith in a government solution and a wider public with deep skepticism of institutions is growing,…

Biden Details $2 Trillion Plan to Rebuild Infrastructure and Reshape the Economy

WASHINGTON — President Biden introduced a $2 trillion plan on Wednesday to overhaul and upgrade the nation’s infrastructure, calling it a transformational effort that could create the “most resilient, innovative economy in the world.” “It is not a plan that…

Climate change needs ‘immediate’ action or the world could face economic damage of $1.7trn a year by 2025, experts warn – Sky News

The world needs to take “drastic action” to tackle climate change and failing to address it immediately could cost the global economy $1.7trn (£1.24trn) a year by 2025, experts have warned. The economic damage may rise to about $30trn a…

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