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EPA warns Puerto Ricans to stop drinking water from Superfund sites, but everything's fine!

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Why we are naively optimistic about climate change.

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Why Hurricanes Harvey and Irma won't lead to action on climate change.

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Cosumnes River provides model for floodplain restoration in California.

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Hurricane Maria passed, but for two women in Puerto Rico, the terror was only...

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Why Harvey is stuck near Texas.

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City of Montreal declares state of emergency from flooding.

The city of Montreal declared a state of emergency on Sunday afternoon as floodwaters spread from torrential rains that have lashed the city since...

Climate change will alter flow of River Nile.

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