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Is climate change affecting the polar vortex?

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Release Date: 02/01/2023

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

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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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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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The Climate Change Tree Atlas, developed by the USDA Forest Service, is a resource for selecting Eastern U.S. trees to use in tree planting and forest restoration projects. Learn more at  

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A survey of more than 1,400 residents of flood-prone urban areas found that almost half would consider moving if flooding becomes more severe. Learn more at  

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The Wild Center's annual summit in the Adirondacks equips students with the tools and knowledge to address climate change. Learn more at  

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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 https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/