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Study finds disparities in how heat affects Phoenix residents

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Release Date: 01/31/2023

Online misinformation is spreading from English to Spanish show art Online misinformation is spreading from English to Spanish

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Content aggregators are adding Spanish-language voice-overs or subtitles to misleading content that they think can go viral. Learn more at 

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The Gulf of Maine Research Institute offers free workshops to help residents prepare. Learn more at 

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Fifteen school districts in the state were awarded federal funds in the fall of 2022 to purchase electric buses. Learn more at  

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The armored mammals have been spotted in parts of the U.S. that were once thought to be too chilly for them. Learn more at 

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Julie Roth of Ann Arbor organized a get-together about solar panels. She ended up launching a community solar program called Ann Arbor Solarize. Learn more at  

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Trained volunteers are helping to monitor more than 1,000 species through a program called Nature’s Notebook. Learn more at  

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Despite Wisconsin’s solar rights law, HOAs still sometimes prevent solar installations show art Despite Wisconsin’s solar rights law, HOAs still sometimes prevent solar installations

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Though state law prohibits homeowners associations from banning solar panels, many unintentionally block installation. Learn more at  

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Simple solutions could reduce heat inequities in Phoenix show art Simple solutions could reduce heat inequities in Phoenix

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The city’s scorching summers disproportionately harm low-income and underserved communities. Learn more at  

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Residents face contamination and sanitation problems as groundwater levels increase. Learn more at  

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How Cincinnati's Climate Safe Neighborhoods Partnership promotes climate equity show art How Cincinnati's Climate Safe Neighborhoods Partnership promotes climate equity

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The initiative prioritizes the needs of low-income and communities of color, with the goal of ensuring they are better protected as the city gets hotter and wetter. Learn more at  

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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 https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/