HURRICANE IRMA’S OVERLOOKED VICTIMS: MIGRANT FARM WORKERS LIVING AT THE EDGE...

A line of residents of the rural migrant farm worker town of Immokalee, Florida, waited for emergency donations of food and supplies brought in by a volunteer group from Georgia. Hurricane Irma damaged homes, flooded their community and wiped out jobs they rely on. Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

 

Jobs, homes and lives are at risk when extreme weather strikes the communities that grow America's food...

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PUERTO RICO: HURRICANE MARIA LAID BARE EXISTING 'INEQUALITIES AND INJUSTICES'...

People use a rope line to cross Puerto Rico's San Lorenzo de Morovis river to deliver food and supplies to relatives. Flooding from Hurricane Maria destroyed the bridge. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images

 

People in poor communities hit hard by the hurricane are rationing their food, water and propane, and hospitals are trying to operate on shaky power supplies.

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PUERTO RICO'S ENVIRONMENTAL CATASTROPHE...

The flooded exterior of the paper mill and proposed incinerator site in Arecibo, Puerto Rico Vann R. Newkirk II / The Atlantic

 

Hurricane Maria has exposed and intensified the island’s ecological crisis and its human consequences. Can it build a sustainable future?

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EL NIÑO’S WARNING: SATELLITE SHOWS HOW FOREST CO2 EMISSIONS CAN SKYROCKET...

The Amazon and the tropical forests of Africa and Indonesia each responded to 2015's high temperatures in a way that played a role in rising carbon dioxide emissions. Credit: Neil Palmer/CIAT

 

NASA data collected in 2015, an exceptionally warm year, raises more concerns about spiraling global warming feedback...

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WILL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SOON HAVE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S CLIMATE?

Firefighters work to control a blaze in Sonoma County, California, last week. Jim Urquhart / Reuters
The Napa Valley wildfires are eerily similar to those that often flare up near Los Angeles...
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FOREST FIRE CLIMATE REFUGEES? AS FIRES MOVE ON, WINE COUNTRY WONDERS WHETHER IMMIGRANTS WILL, TOO...

Cameron Mauritson, who supplies 60 wineries in Sonoma County, Calif., overseeing the harvest on Monday. Losing immigrant labor would be “catastrophic to our economy,” he said. Credit Bryan Meltz for The New York Times

 

Many of the foreign-born workers the region depends on are undocumented and do not qualify for most disaster aid. They may struggle to find affordable housing.

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AMERICA’S CLIMATE REFUGEES HAVE BEEN ABANDONED BY TRUMP...

President Donald Trump visits Puerto Rico after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.Evan Vucci/AP

 

The Obama administration was slowly working on a plan to deal with the problem. The Trump administration isn’t interested...

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NYT OPINION: THE TRUMP DOCTRINE...

President Trump at the White House on Tuesday. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times

 

Well, it took almost a year, but we now have the “Trump Doctrine.” It’s very simple. And, as you’d expect, it fits neatly into a tweet. On nearly every major issue, President Trump’s position is: “Obama built it. I broke it. You fix it”...

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PUBLIC INDIFFERENT TO CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS, SAYS SURVEY...

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This report gives the background to this headline. I am inclined to agree with commenter, jeandemeung, who writes of the Paris agreement to limit CO2 emissions:

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RETURN OF 'OCEAN CHIMNEY' THE SIZE OF TASMANIA PUZZLES ANTARCTIC SCIENTISTS...

The polynya is located east of the Antarctic Peninsula, and even resembles an Orca. Photo: SCAR Atlas

 

A rare hole the size of Tasmania has opened up in the sea ice off Antarctica, enthralling scientists keen to understand its cause and the possible role of climate change in its formation...

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REGREENING THE PLANET COULD CUT AS MUCH CARBON AS HALTING OIL USE – REPORT...

Planting trees is one of the best ways to harness the power of nature to cut carbon emissions, says study. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

 

Natural solutions such as tree planting, protecting peatlands and better land management could account for 37% of all cuts needed by 2030, says study...

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NEED MORE EVIDENCE OF GLOBAL WEIRDING? THE TREES ARE HEADING WEST...

 

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Need more evidence that the world is getting really weird? Trees on the East Coast of the U.S. might be migrating west...

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AMAZON'S NEW HEADQUARTERS LOCATION SELECTION CRITERIA?

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It is been all over the news lately that Amazon is looking for a new headquarters for as many as 50,000 of its new and old employees. In this effort, Jeff Bezos and the Amazon location selection team deserve the highest kudos for their farsightedness and brilliance...

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ARE WE IN FOR AN UNBREAKABLE CYCLE OF GLOBAL WARMING?

 

Soil heated by global warming could trigger the release of high levels of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere. This feedback mechanism may increase global warming effects even more and in the process prompt massive new carbon releases in a cycle that could be hard, if not impossible to break...

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CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE DEATH TOLL RISES TO 40 AMID CLUSTER OF BLAZES 100 MILES WIDE...

The sun sets through smoke over the remains of homes in the Fountaingrove neighborhood in Santa Rosa. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

 

Three more deaths have been confirmed in the wildfires burning in northern California wine country, which were already the deadliest series of such fires in state history. By Saturday afternoon, the toll had reached 40...

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