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Firefighters keep watch on the Blue Cut fire burning near Wrightwood, California, U.S., August 17, 2016.   REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni - RTX2LLTI

Is climate change to blame for extreme weather?

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July was recorded as the planet’s hottest month since records began more than 100 years ago, prompting some to question the influence of climate change will have on weather. Continue reading

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Climate Change and Your Community

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Ninety-seven percent of scientists currently agree that global surface temperatures have increased over recent decades and that these trends are almost certainly due to human activities.…read more

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Third mass coral bleaching in 18 years threatens Great Barrier Reef

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by Amanda Wilcox One of the seven wonders of the natural world is currently in peril: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, which spans 2,300 miles of…read more

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Take a poll, debate the issue: Environmental policy

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Where do students stand on environmental policy? In this lesson plan, have students take a poll before and after they debate the issue to see if their views change. Continue reading

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Paris Agreement is “first step” in addressing threat of climate change

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Before I took a class on human impact on the environment, I would not have considered myself an environmentalist. Sure, our use of the environment was destroying the earth, but we wouldn’t see the consequences anytime soon, at least not here. Right? Continue reading

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