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Changing Climate

Changing Climate

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

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.

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 11:15 AM EDT

DC Heads to 100% Renewable Energy, a Symbolic Move for the Country

DC Heads to 100% Renewable Energy, a Symbolic Move for the Country

As the Trump administration moves to dismantle federal laws to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Washington D.C. is working to bring renewable energy to the White House and the rest of the city. Under a law...

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 at 08:39 AM EDT

Pollen Problems: How Climate Change Supersizes Allergy Season

Pollen Problems: How Climate Change Supersizes Allergy Season

Climate change is changing pollen production patterns and impacting everyone with seasonal allergies. Take a deeper look at the problem and see what you can do to help fight off the coughing and sneezing.

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 at 07:11 AM EDT

3 DC Entrepreneurs Share How They're Fighting Climate Change

3 DC Entrepreneurs Share How They're Fighting Climate Change

Sam Teicher remembers coral reefs brimming with schools of fish, turtles and dolphins. Now, when he revisits those places, “it’s like entering an elephant graveyard,” he said. Since Teicher, 29, was scuba...

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 at 10:51 AM EDT

How to Switch to Clean Energy in Maryland, DC and Virginia

How to Switch to Clean Energy in Maryland, DC and Virginia

Switching from coal and fossil fuels to clean energy sources can be a hard task. But in recent years, Maryland, D.C. and Virginia have passed legislation to make it easier for residents to make the leap. Here...

Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 at 08:17 AM EDT

Climate Change Delays Move of National Aquarium Dolphins

Climate Change Delays Move of National Aquarium Dolphins

An aquarium in Maryland has been looking to build a refuge in the tropics for its captive dolphins. But it's having trouble finding the right location because of pollution and warming waters from climate...

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