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What do the different hurricane categories mean?

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Release Date: 06/24/2024

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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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Sweltering summer days put Arizonans at risk of dangerous burns show art Sweltering summer days put Arizonans at risk of dangerous burns

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One burn center treated 85 people for contact burns in 2022 — and seven died from their injuries. Learn more at 

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New York regulations encourage the use of lower-emissions concrete show art New York regulations encourage the use of lower-emissions concrete

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Concrete is one of the biggest sources of planet-warming carbon pollution. Learn more at 

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How cover crops are helping a Kansas farmer adapt to climate change show art How cover crops are helping a Kansas farmer adapt to climate change

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At Lucinda Stuenkel’s farm, spring oats and peas are enriching her soil and helping it retain more moisture. Learn more at 

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A victory for environmental justice in Minnesota show art A victory for environmental justice in Minnesota

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A recently passed state law aims to limit new pollution in communities already struggling with a disproportionate burden. Learn more at 

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Could giant cylindrical sails propel the cargo ships of the future? show art Could giant cylindrical sails propel the cargo ships of the future?

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It’s just one idea among many for harnessing the wind to help ships save fuel. Learn more at 

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No matter the category, it’s important to take hurricanes seriously. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/