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An idea that could help replenish California’s groundwater supplies

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Release Date: 12/02/2022

Utility workers are seeing consequences of extreme weather firsthand show art Utility workers are seeing consequences of extreme weather firsthand

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Researcher Katerina Gonzales is working with one utility to engage front-line workers in climate adaptation efforts and tap into their on-the-ground knowledge. Learn more at  

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Connecticut program helps 15,000 households a year cut utility bills show art Connecticut program helps 15,000 households a year cut utility bills

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The initiative, called Energize Connecticut, provides free or low-cost home energy assessments and recommendations for improving energy efficiency. Learn more at  

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Is climate change affecting the polar vortex?  show art Is climate change affecting the polar vortex?

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Some researchers link disruptions to the polar vortex to climate change, while others attribute them to natural variability. Learn more at  

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Study finds disparities in how heat affects Phoenix residents show art Study finds disparities in how heat affects Phoenix residents

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While some Arizonans can afford to run their AC constantly, many low-income residents struggle to pay high utility bills and suffer in the heat. Learn more at  

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Extreme rainfall exacerbates pollution threat from Oklahoma Superfund site show art Extreme rainfall exacerbates pollution threat from Oklahoma Superfund site

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Decades-old abandoned lead and zinc mines in Ottawa County pose lingering health risks to nearby residents — particularly as the threat of flooding increases. Learn more at  

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Can EVs meet the needs of rural drivers? show art Can EVs meet the needs of rural drivers?

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Manufacturers are offering a growing number of electric vehicles with longer ranges and all-wheel drive. Learn more at  

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Simple energy-saving tips for winter show art Simple energy-saving tips for winter

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Reducing energy use during the winter can save money and reduce pollution. Learn more at  

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Tree thinning in dense forests could bolster Western snowpack, researchers suggest show art Tree thinning in dense forests could bolster Western snowpack, researchers suggest

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In a Washington state forest, a research team thinned trees and created small clearings, leading to more snow accumulation on the forest floor. Learn more at 

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Seattle-area agency distributes free air filtration kits to low-income residents show art Seattle-area agency distributes free air filtration kits to low-income residents

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The Seattle and King County Public Health Department is working to ensure that all residents have access to tools for protecting themselves against wildfire smoke. Learn more at 

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People build artificial beaver dams in drought-stricken Montana show art People build artificial beaver dams in drought-stricken Montana

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They’re hoping that the new dams will eventually attract real beavers. Learn more at .

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Groundwater pumping during droughts is straining the state’s underground aquifers, but this approach might help. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/