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Some cities reimburse residents for the costs of rain gardens or cisterns

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Release Date: 08/16/2022

Activists in Los Angeles won a ban on new oil and gas wells show art Activists in Los Angeles won a ban on new oil and gas wells

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Now they’re making sure the city follows through. Learn more at 

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How misael soto uses public art to help Miami Beach reckon with sea-level rise show art How misael soto uses public art to help Miami Beach reckon with sea-level rise

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For one project, they created an amphitheater out of sandbags. Learn more at 

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Artificial islands could provide a refuge to people threatened by sea-level rise show art Artificial islands could provide a refuge to people threatened by sea-level rise

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But constructing them can damage underwater ecosystems. Learn more at 

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Utah house designed to be fossil-fuel-free show art Utah house designed to be fossil-fuel-free

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Roslynn McCann, who designed and lives in the home, gives tours to show the possibility of sustainable buildings. Learn more at 

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Scientists map hidden waterways under Naples show art Scientists map hidden waterways under Naples

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Researchers with the Cool Cities project believe that the water could be used to cool the city. Learn more at 

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Massachusetts DOT adds solar panels to stretch of highway noise barrier show art Massachusetts DOT adds solar panels to stretch of highway noise barrier

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The barrier near Lexington, which protects residents from the sound of traffic, will now also generate clean energy. Learn more at 

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App helps California volunteers prevent food waste show art App helps California volunteers prevent food waste

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California is starting to require grocery stores and restaurants to donate unsold food, but businesses need help getting it to hungry people. Learn more at 

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Nonprofit trains women and gender-nonconforming people for green jobs show art Nonprofit trains women and gender-nonconforming people for green jobs

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Energy and construction are historically male-dominated industries. Learn more at 

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Community forest project brings together people who have been excluded from environmentalism show art Community forest project brings together people who have been excluded from environmentalism

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With a new $4.5 million grant, the Shelterwood Collective will manage the land using Indigenous methods. Learn more at 

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New Orleans group helps families feed infants during emergencies show art New Orleans group helps families feed infants during emergencies

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Birthmark Doula Collective trains first responders and distributes emergency feeding kits when disaster strikes. Learn more at 

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But the programs can be difficult for low-income households to access. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/