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In-Depth Coverage of Climate Change Issues and the Impact on the DC Area

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:15 AM EDT

‘Perfect Storm’: Ticks Flourish, Lyme Cases Spike As Temperatures Rise

‘Perfect Storm’: Ticks Flourish, Lyme Cases Spike As Temperatures Rise

Ticks and the diseases they carry are on the move, rapidly expanding into new territories once considered inhospitable. While many factors are to blame, the U.S. government affirmed with "high confidence" in a...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 08:39 AM EDT

2020 Hopeful Inslee Touts $9T Climate Plan as Economic Boom

2020 Hopeful Inslee Touts $9T Climate Plan as Economic Boom

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is pitching a $9 trillion-plus climate action plan that he touts as an economic renaissance and scientific necessity, putting the Washington governor at the forefront...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 07:43 AM EDT

Anne Arundel Co. Official to Unveil Bay Protection Policies

Anne Arundel Co. Official to Unveil Bay Protection Policies

The chief executive of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, has announced two new policies aimed at protecting the county's sensitive environmental areas and the Chesapeake Bay.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 07:55 AM EDT

Many Online Climate Change Lessons Are Actually Junk

Many Online Climate Change Lessons Are Actually Junk

When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 10:02 AM EDT

Climate Change Leading to More Rain, Fewer Droughts

Climate Change Leading to More Rain, Fewer Droughts

Precipitation rates are now at an all time high across the nation. Less than 10 percent of the country is experiencing drought conditions as a result. Storm Team4's Lauryn Ricketts explains.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:10 AM EDT

Why the Globe's Biodiversity Crisis Is Such a Big Deal

Why the Globe's Biodiversity Crisis Is Such a Big Deal

You may go your entire life without seeing an endangered species, yet the globe's biodiversity crisis threatens all of humanity in numerous unseen or unrecognized ways, scientists say. A massive United Nations...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 03:46 PM EDT

Solar for All? Removing Financial Obstacles to Green Energy

Solar for All? Removing Financial Obstacles to Green Energy

Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Illinois and more than a dozen other states are investing in programs to make clean energy available to low- and moderate-income households and to give jobs to people like...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 02:59 PM EDT

Democrats Challenge Trump's UN Nominee on Climate Change

Democrats Challenge Trump's UN Nominee on Climate Change

Three Democratic senators are calling on President's Donald Trump's nominee for U.N. ambassador to clarify that she will put U.S. interests ahead of her own financial interests when it comes to climate...

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 08:58 AM EDT

Presidential Hopeful Inslee Wants 100% Clean Energy by 2030

Presidential Hopeful Inslee Wants 100% Clean Energy by 2030

Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee, as part of his pledge to make combating climate change the top national priority, is calling for the nation's entire electrical grid and all new vehicles and buildings...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 08:35 AM EDT

1 Million Species Face Human-Caused Extinction: UN Report

1 Million Species Face Human-Caused Extinction: UN Report

Top scientists will tell the world Monday how bad off Mother Nature is. The United Nations plans to issue its first comprehensive scientific report on biodiversity, looking hard at the threat of extinction for...

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