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How back-to-back disasters strain community resources

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Release Date: 09/12/2023

How camping skills can help prepare you for weather disasters show art How camping skills can help prepare you for weather disasters

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Many skills used while camping can help you stay safe during emergencies. Learn more at 

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From flood zones to green zones show art From flood zones to green zones

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In Charlotte, North Carolina, flood-prone apartments were converted into a wetland habitat that now helps protect the community from flooding. Learn more at 

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The promise and potential pitfalls of locking carbon in soil show art The promise and potential pitfalls of locking carbon in soil

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Farmers can help store planet-warming pollution in the ground. But some measures of the benefits may provide misleading results, a researcher says. Learn more at 

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Beavers can help reduce damage caused by wildfires show art Beavers can help reduce damage caused by wildfires

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The animals create wetlands that can reduce drying and burning. Learn more at 

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The climate benefits of mangroves show art The climate benefits of mangroves

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Their roots and branches help break up waves and reduce flooding in coastal communities. Learn more at 

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Got climate anxiety? Taking action can be the right medicine. show art Got climate anxiety? Taking action can be the right medicine.

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“Being part of the solution is psychologically empowering,” says therapist Leslie Davenport. Learn more at 

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San Diego neighborhood wins protections from new industrial development show art San Diego neighborhood wins protections from new industrial development

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Residents of Barrio Logan have been fighting for cleaner air for decades. Learn more at 

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Eelgrass makes a comeback along the Virginia coast show art Eelgrass makes a comeback along the Virginia coast

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These spindly plants provide vital habitat for marine life, reduce coastal erosion, and absorb carbon pollution. Learn more at 

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Seattle summers are no longer reliably mild show art Seattle summers are no longer reliably mild

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Many locals don’t have AC, so heat waves can be deadly.  Learn more at 

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Low-income residents buy into solar project at Minneapolis school show art Low-income residents buy into solar project at Minneapolis school

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A solar garden at North High School provides electricity to the school, the city, and residential subscribers.  Learn more at  

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