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Climate change

Heat waves reveal another cost of climate change

by Kimberly Adams Jul 17, 2019
Rising temperatures associated with climate change will create a significant drain on economic productivity, according to researchers.
Glass installer Brian Herrera unloads a truck in Washington, D.C.  He says he often has to work in extreme heat, and has several strategies to protect himself.
Kimberly Adams

Climate adaptation isn’t surrender. It’s survival

by Molly Wood May 17, 2019
Investment in adaptation technology needs to grow.
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How We Survive

"How We Survive": suggested reading on climate change adaptation

by Marketplace Staff May 13, 2019
In addition to sharing our coverage of climate change adaptation on "Marketplace Tech," we also want to highlight great writing, important documents and interesting facets of the bigger conversations in play.
Sylvia Li

EPA decision could make it harder to impose environmental rules

by Scott Tong Dec 31, 2018
Coal mining companies and power plants that burn coal are trying to sort out the implications of a deregulatory move by the Trump administration late Friday. The EPA is proposing to re-think rules cutting the air pollutant mercury – it’s…

In the age of climate change, farmers weigh their options for the future

by Peggy Lowe Dec 27, 2018
National climate change report says the business of farming could dramatically change if global warming isn’t addressed.
A pasture of pure blue stem prairie grass, never touched by a plow during the 150 years the Teske family has owned this piece of northeast Kansas.
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How climate change will alter the economy

by , and Nov 26, 2018
Late Friday, the White House released the Fourth National Climate Assessment. And it was dire. Among the predictions: If we don’t take global warming seriously by the end of this century, the American economy will be 10 percent smaller than…
 An iceberg floats through the water on July 21, 2013 in Ilulissat, Greenland.
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Low-lying Netherlands is exporting its water-management expertise

by Stephen Beard Apr 4, 2017
Coastal cities around the world are hiring the Dutch to combat rising sea levels.
Bart Roeffen with his floating pavilion in Rotterdam harbor.
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Trump puts anti-global warming projects on chopping block

by Marketplace Contributor Mar 28, 2017
  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at moving forward on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama’s plan to curb global warming. The order will suspend, rescind or flag…
President Donald Trump signs one of five executive orders related to the oil pipeline industry in the Oval Office of the White House January 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Global warming could be a disaster sooner than later

by Scott Tong Mar 22, 2016
But a possible climate disaster 50 years off still seems far away
Ice cracks from the wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier located at Los Glaciares National Park, southwest Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, on March 10, 2016.
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How global warming all started

by Scott Tong Nov 13, 2015
Global warming caused by burning fossil fuels was first predicted more than a century ago.