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Polluted air, health problems brought by Southern California fires are expected to linger

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Source: The LA Times

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Climate change is the story you missed in 2017. And the media is to blame

Some of Trump’s tweets generate more national coverage than devastating disasters. As the weather gets worse, we need journalism to get better
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Source: The Guardian

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‘Buried in marshes’: sea-level rise could destroy historic sites on US east coast

New research shows by the end of the century an increase in sea level will threaten the White House, early colonial settlements and other historic places.
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Source: The Guardian
 

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‘I’ll never leave this place, and I hope this place will never leave me’

Even though repeated promises of a seawall have failed to materialize, teen and Tangier’s other residents refuse to give up hope
Photograph: Dave Harp
Source: The Bay Journal

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Magnitude 4.1 earthquake hits Delaware and jolts eastern US coast | US news | The Guardian

US Geological Survey says quake struck Thursday afternoon and was centered near the city of Dover, but was widely felt around the Mid-Atlantic region
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via Magnitude 4.1 earthquake hits Delaware and jolts eastern US coast | US news | The Guardian.

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