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"Eight years left to turn the ship": Scientists share how climate change could change daily life - CBS News
Earlier this month, more than 300 people in South Africa were killed as record rainfall washed away buildings and infrastructure in the Kwa-Zulu Natal province. A day earlier, dozens were killed in the Philippines after tropical storm Megi spurred landslides and floods.  The world is rapidly shifting — and the impact of human-caused climate change […]
How an experimental Minnesota forest is helping predict what could happen in different climate change scenarios - CBS News
In Northern Minnesota, scientists work at the Marcell Experimental Forest. David Weston, a senior scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, along with more than 100 other researchers, comes to the forest to study how different degrees of global warming might impact the world’s northern forests.  “It’s giving us some idea of how far we can […]
Biden launches $6 billion effort to save nuclear power plants, to help combat climate change - CBS News
The Biden administration is launching a $6 billion effort to rescue nuclear power plants at risk of closing, citing the need to continue nuclear energy as a carbon-free source of power that helps to combat climate change. A certification and bidding process opened Tuesday for a civil nuclear credit program that is intended to bail […]
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns about climate change harm from nations racing to replace Russian oil and gas - CBS News
Berlin — Countries scrambling to replace Russian oil, gas and coal supplies with any available alternative may fuel the world’s “mutually assured destruction” through climate change, the head of the United Nations warned Monday. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the ‘all-of-the-above’ strategy now being pursued by major economies to end fossil fuel imports from Russia […]
Climate change to make pollen season longer and nastier, scientists say - CBS News
Climate change has already made allergy season longer and pollen counts higher, but you ain’t sneezed nothing yet. Climate scientists at the University of Michigan looked at 15 different plant pollens in the United States and used computer simulations to calculate how much worse allergy season will likely get by the year 2100. It’s enough […]
New Orleans art exhibition tackles issues that affect the city: "Climate change, social justice, these are issues that affect all of us." - CBS News
In New Orleans, the spot where a statue of Robert E. Lee once stood is now home to a depiction of an African deity. The installation by acclaimed sculptor Simone Leigh is part of “Prospect New Orleans,” a once-every-three-years event that invites contributions from artists all over the world. The exhibitions are usually temporary, but […]
Al Gore on Climate Change: Stop Using ‘Sky as an Open Sewer'
More than 40 years after Al Gore started sounding the alarm that global warming threatened the planet and human existence, the former vice president is still preaching the perils of climate change. Gore’s 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth made him a wealthy man and he won an Oscar and a Nobel Peace Prize, even though […]
Historic New York bill seeks to hold fashion retailers accountable on sustainability - CBS News
A historic bill in New York is aiming to hold major fashion brands in New York accountable on sustainability and worker’s rights. Backed by multiple environmental and human rights advocacy groups, the Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act would be the first of its kind in the nation.  The bill, sponsored by State Senator Alessandra […]
California rules signal end of road for high-pollution trucks and gas-powered lawn mowers - CBS News
Forget speeding tickets: California truck drivers will soon have to watch out for pollution tickets. State regulators on Thursday voted to crack down on heavy duty trucks weighing more than 14,000 pounds — those big semi-trailers that make up just 3% of all vehicles in California but spend so much time on the road they […]