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Climate Connections

Release Date: 04/05/2024

The largely untapped energy source beneath our feet show art The largely untapped energy source beneath our feet

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Recent advances in technology could boost geothermal energy’s prospects. Learn more at 

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How Miami-Dade County is protecting public housing residents from dangerous heat waves show art How Miami-Dade County is protecting public housing residents from dangerous heat waves

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For one thing, the county installed 1,700 AC units in public housing last year. Learn more at 

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Biloxi, Mississippi, is losing a foot of salt marsh shoreline a year show art Biloxi, Mississippi, is losing a foot of salt marsh shoreline a year

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So Mississippi State University and Keesler Air Force Base are working on a project to shield a 2.5-mile stretch of the city from erosion. Learn more at 

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Storms, rising seas are growing threats to Portsmouth Village in North Carolina show art Storms, rising seas are growing threats to Portsmouth Village in North Carolina

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‘There can be standing water in the village nearly any day of the year.’ Learn more at 

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Estuaries provide more than a billion dollars in environmental benefits, research shows show art Estuaries provide more than a billion dollars in environmental benefits, research shows

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They serve as flood barriers and store climate-warming carbon pollution. Learn more at 

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West Virginia man works to boost solar industry in his home state show art West Virginia man works to boost solar industry in his home state

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Solar Holler founder Dan Conant wants to create new career paths for young West Virginians. Learn more at 

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Brook trout are in trouble in Adirondacks lakes show art Brook trout are in trouble in Adirondacks lakes

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Climate change is squeezing the habitat of this colorful fish. Learn more at 

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In praise of shade trees show art In praise of shade trees

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Urban areas with trees can be as much as 15 degrees cooler Fahrenheit than areas with less foliage. Learn more at 

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Field workers, farm owners, and buyers band together to protect workers from heat show art Field workers, farm owners, and buyers band together to protect workers from heat

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Heat-related illnesses are a growing risk as the climate warms. Learn more at 

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Why switching to an EV is good for the climate show art Why switching to an EV is good for the climate

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Over its lifetime, an electric vehicle produces much less climate-warming pollution than a similar gas-powered car. Learn more at 

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Before you start swapping your old, fossil-fuel-powered appliances for clean, electric versions, you’ll likely want to install a 200-amp electrical panel. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/