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Over 1.7 billion city dwellers face multiple days of dangerous heat each year

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Release Date: 05/27/2022

New manufacturing process stores carbon pollution in concrete show art New manufacturing process stores carbon pollution in concrete

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It can cut the carbon footprint of concrete by more than half. Learn more at 

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Oak pollen concentrations are increasing 5% a year in Atlanta show art Oak pollen concentrations are increasing 5% a year in Atlanta

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Climate change is contributing to longer and more severe allergy seasons. Learn more at 

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Free environmental justice courses available to middle, high school students show art Free environmental justice courses available to middle, high school students

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Course creator Sierra Generette says she hopes the trainings inspire students to become a voice for change. Learn more at 

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Dams, climate change threaten Missouri River cottonwood forests show art Dams, climate change threaten Missouri River cottonwood forests

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Young cottonwoods survive only when the river is allowed to shift its path over time. Learn more at 

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Chicago’s vintage homes become more energy-efficient show art Chicago’s vintage homes become more energy-efficient

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Homeowners typically see a 30% reduction on their electric bill and a 50% reduction on their gas bill. Learn more at 

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How Georgia’s undeveloped barrier islands are adapting to sea-level rise show art How Georgia’s undeveloped barrier islands are adapting to sea-level rise

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With few roads or buildings, the islands move naturally in response to storms and rising seas. Learn more at 

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Some people prepare for climate change with survival training show art Some people prepare for climate change with survival training

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The Mountain Scout Survival school teaches primitive survival skills and urban emergency preparedness courses. Learn more at 

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Solar power keeps some Puerto Rico fire stations running during blackouts show art Solar power keeps some Puerto Rico fire stations running during blackouts

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The stations can continue providing services even when the electricity grid goes down. Learn more at 

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Climate change could dry up ideal Northern Plains duck habitat show art Climate change could dry up ideal Northern Plains duck habitat

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So wetland conservation is more important than ever. Learn more at 

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As electric cars gain popularity, states will need to make up gas-tax revenue show art As electric cars gain popularity, states will need to make up gas-tax revenue

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Oregon already offers drivers an option to pay a per-mile charge instead of a gas tax.  Learn more at 

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High heat and humidity can make people sick. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/