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Changing Climate

Changing Climate

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

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 05:50 PM EDT

Changing Climate Means Longer Mosquito Season

Changing Climate Means Longer Mosquito Season

As the Earth warms and climate changes, the D.C. region is also seeing its mosquito season grow. Higher temperatures and increased humidity have extended the mosquito reproduction season grow by a month, making...

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 10:54 AM EDT

DC Region Gets Failing Grade on Air Quality Measure: Report

DC Region Gets Failing Grade on Air Quality Measure: Report

It may be getting more difficult to breathe easy in the D.C. metro region, according to a new report from the American Lung Association.

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 at 08:11 AM EDT

How Countries Around the World Are Dealing With Climate Change

How Countries Around the World Are Dealing With Climate Change

From trading recyclable items for transportation passes to requiring all public buses be electric, countries are thinking of creative ways to reduce carbon emissions. Climate change continues to threaten...

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 at 09:11 PM EDT

How a Changing Climate Impacts Our Weather and Our World

How a Changing Climate Impacts Our Weather and Our World

Human activity is shifting the natural balance of our atmosphere by dramatically increasing the levels of greenhouse gases. These gases, such as carbon dioxide, are created when humans burn fossil fuels, and...

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 at 09:19 PM EDT

How Solar Power Gets to Maryland Homes Without Any Panels

How Solar Power Gets to Maryland Homes Without Any Panels

A community solar company is Maryland is offering residents the chance to power their homes on energy from the sun without installing panels.

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 at 06:57 AM EDT

Broccoli City Wants to Make the Environment Cool Again

Broccoli City Wants to Make the Environment Cool Again

You might recognize the name Broccoli City as an annual music and culture festival popular in D.C. for its incredible lineup. But you might not know that the festival's main mission is driving millennials to...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 08:04 AM EDT

Climate Change Threatens Chesapeake Bay Oysters

Climate Change Threatens Chesapeake Bay Oysters

The health of the Chesapeake Bay is in jeopardy as we continue to see more extreme weather events. News4's Wendy Rieger explains how a record rainfall killed much of the bay's oysters and the negative impact...

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 at 08:40 PM EDT

What to Expect for DC's Future Climate as the Earth Warms

What to Expect for DC's Future Climate as the Earth Warms

With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reporting that March 2019 was the second warmest March on record, the reality of climate change is difficult to dispute. But even more concrete are the...

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 08:51 AM EDT

Climate Change is Causing Billion-Dollar Disasters in US

Climate Change is Causing Billion-Dollar Disasters in US

In the last five years, the rate of billion dollar disasters per year has doubled since 1980. This is caused in part by our warming atmosphere and oceans supercharging storms. Storm Team4's Amelia Draper...

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 at 09:02 PM EDT

Metro Rolls Out Wide-Ranging Plan to Cut Its Energy Use

Metro Rolls Out Wide-Ranging Plan to Cut Its Energy Use

"Everybody is affected by climate change, and so this is something that we have put a focus on," said Sherri Ly, WMATA spokesperson.

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