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A Louisiana Republican Reckons with Climate Change

Garret Graves wants to help the Gulf Coast adapt to sea-level rise, but Democrats are skeptical about how far he will go.Illustration by Claire MerchlinskyGarret Graves wants to help the Gulf Coast adapt to sea-level rise, but Democrats are skeptical about how far he will go.Illustration by Claire MerchlinskyGarret Graves is a forty-seven-year-old Republican congressman…

Europe heatwave expected to peak and break records again

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionParis registered an all-time high for the city: 42.4C degreesParis saw a record high temperature of 42.6C (108.7F) on Thursday, amid a heatwave that broke records across Western Europe. A red alert – the highest level – was issued in northern France.Meanwhile Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the…

An Exhibition To Warn About Climate Change

« Sadness is a no gO-Zone », is a free-to-attend show at The Copeland Gallery features unique pieces from fifty European artists to raise awareness about the biggest issues facing the planet. Organized by Adapt, a team of volunteers and artists, the exhibition is a mix of various creatives intepretations of climate change. A beautiful way to…

‘Surprise’ Ocean Heat Waves Are Becoming More Common

Photo: GettyThere are two flavors of surprise: good and bad. Winning the lottery? Good. Extreme heat waves cooking the oceans with more regularity, ruining fisheries that millions of people rely on? Decidedly bad.Yet that’s our present predicament, one that’s likely to get worse as the oceans heat up even further. A new study released in…

Trump Administration Re-Authorizes Using ‘Cyanide Bombs’ to Kill Coyotes and Dogs. Here’s What to Know

The Trump Administration has withdrawn its decision to re-authorize the use of so-called “cyanide bombs”—which potentially kill thousands of coyotes, foxes and feral dogs in an effort to protect private livestock herds—amid opposition to the practice.The announcement on Thursday reverses the Environmental Protection Agency’s interim authorization of the traps just last week.The EPA had opened…

Trump Administration Guts Endangered Species Act

Photo: GettyAt a time when species face an unprecedented threat from human activities, the Trump administration is rolling back key protections for those most at risk of extinction. On Monday, the administration made official a proposal to weaken the Endangered Species Act that’s been in the works for a year. The landmark conservation law is…