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Serious heat is a serious threat, and people must get better at talking about it.
Floodwaters surround farm equipment in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., on Sept. 16, 2018.
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Donald Trump claims his administration has carried out an "all-out effort" in preparing for the effects of climate change. Nothing could be further from the truth.
One African city trying to manage rising sea levels is Cape Town.
Without action about 50 African countries and surrounding islands will be affected by rising sea levels.
Relocation from risky areas is the only safe response.
A handy source of information about questions big and small.
Google search histories can be used to reveal how much the public knows about climate change in countries all over the world - and how ready they are to take action to guard against its effects.
The fertile, mountainous terrain of Colombia’s coffee-producing central region is vulnerable to climate change impacts such as stronger storms and hotter temperatures.
Colombia's coffee industry is at risk due to unpredictable seasons, floods, landslides, droughts and pests. Farmers say they want to learn to adapt to these environmental changes but don't know how.
The sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty, July 1, 2018.
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July is the hottest month in much of North America. Experts explain who is most affected by heat waves and ways to cope with them.
Crop insurance is designed to help farmers weather disasters such as Hurricane Irma, which devastated many Florida citrus farms in 2017.
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Crop insurance cushions farmers against natural disasters, but it also can lead them to overuse resources and reduce their incentive to adapt to climate change.
People who live in cities understand their climate contexts sometimes better than scientists.
Tackling climate change in African cities is difficult but multiple perspectives from all over the continent can help.
Many residents in cities in the global South have very poor and limited access to water.
Cape Town's water crisis holds valuable insights for other cities that need to adapt to the realities of climate change.
Without proper support it’s hard for villagers in Namibia to manage water.
Namibia has followed a community based water management strategy.
Will the yellow warbler survive a changing climate?
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As the climate warms, some species will not be able to evolve fast enough to adapt to the new conditions. Rachael Bay examined DNA for clues as to which yellow warblers were most vulnerable.
Flood waters rise in the Montreal neighbourhood of Cartierville in May 2017.
The risk of urban flooding is rising. Overall, residents and municipalities are ill prepared, but there are steps homeowners can take to protect themselves.
‘Soft fall’ surfaces are widely used in play areas where children might fall, but can also get very hot in the sun, which undermines this safety benefit.
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Commonly used surfaces in play areas, such as "soft fall" materials and Astroturf, can heat up to 80-100°C in the sun. This makes them a hazardous design choice, especially as the climate gets hotter.
Coastal municipalities need to prepare for higher chances of storms and rising sea levels.
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A climate scientist explains how New Hampshire managed to overcome the political divide to make real progress on climate change.
Giant triton molluscs are a useful ally in battling the coral-grazing crown-of-thorns starfish.
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The federal government's new funding aims to spread the net wide in investigating possible ways to protect the Great Barrier Reef's corals. Winning this battle will require a wide range of weapons.
Extreme cold weather in Atlanta, Ga., on Jan. 3, 2018.
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Many parts of the US have experienced extreme heat or extreme cold in the past year. Recent research projects that climate change will increase deaths from both types of weather, especially cold spells.
A motorist drives through “nuisance flooding” in Charleston, SC, Oct. 1, 2015.
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Climate change is raising global sea levels. Now research shows that 'hot spots' where seas rise another 4 to 5 inches in five years can occur along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, further magnifying floods.
COP 22 President Salaheddine Mezouar from Morocco, right, hands over a gavel to Fiji’s prime minister and president of COP 23 Frank Bainimarama, left, during the opening of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.
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Although climate change threatens the world's small island nations, many can find ways to adapt and preserve their homes and cultures – especially if wealthy countries cut emissions and provide support.
Crews work to restore power and traffic lights knocked out by Hurricane Matthew, Oct. 8, 2016, in Flagler Beach, Florida.
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As Texas and Florida rebuild after Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, they should plan for future climate change and design infrastructure that can respond to and recover from extreme events.