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Parks combat summer heat. But not everyone has equal access

8 hours ago   |   Grist

To beat summer heat - and escape indoor environments where COVID-19 is easily transmitted - city parks are a necessary respite. But new data adds to the evidence that not...
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Does your state want to cut carbon emissions? These old laws could be standing in the way

8 hours ago   |   Grist

Last fall, the town of Brookline, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, tried to solve a climate change problem that's been put on the back burner in many state capitals: reducing...
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Ariana Grande gets back to nature with beau Dalton Gomez and pals in photos from recent trip to Utah

Ariana Grande gets back to nature with beau Dalton Gomez and pals in photos from recent trip to Utah

18 hours ago   |   Daily Mail

Ariana Grande and her boyfriend Dalton Gomez - as well as a few of their closest pals - recently escaped the city to enjoy a stay at the Amangiri resort in Canyon Point, Utah.
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COVID-19 canceled mass protests. Here's what youth climate activists are doing instead

1 day ago   |   Grist

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For young climate activists in the United States, staying...
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NOAA is crowdsourcing a national urban heat map

3 days ago   |   Grist

Summers are getting hotter, but the heat is not being suffered equally. The urban heat island effect - a phenomenon in which traditional urban design features attract the sun's...
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Want to save lives? Name heat waves like hurricanes, experts say

5 days ago   |   Grist

Last summer, a monstrous heat wave descended on the United States. It claimed four lives in Maryland, one in Arizona, and one in Arkansas. Temperatures skyrocketed, with heat...
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Extreme heat is worse in redlined neighborhoods

6 days ago   |   Grist

View the video in your browser As you move through a city, you probably notice summer heat can be a lot worse depending on which neighborhood you're in. This isn't a...
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DBC Pierre: 'You can be shut down from life because of one mistake'

9 days ago   |   The Guardian

The hellraiser turned Booker prize winner on the infantilising nature of the internet, his favourite reading choices and why second chances are so important DBC Pierre is the...
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COVID-19 is complicating Seattle's response to wildfire smoke

9 days ago   |   Grist

This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Before the pandemic, the Rainier Beach Community...
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How many wildland firefighters have COVID-19? Some agencies won't, or can't, say

10 days ago   |   Grist

Wildland firefighter Alexandru Oarcea fought fires in Arizona with his 20-person crew for four months this season. He faced three of the biggest wildfires in the state's...
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Ariana Grande gets back to nature with beau Dalton Gomez and pals in photos...

Ariana Grande gets back to nature with beau Dalton Gomez and pals in photos from recent trip to Utah

Ariana Grande and her boyfriend Dalton Gomez - as well as a few of their closest pals - recently escaped the city to enjoy a stay at the Amangiri resort in Canyon Point, Utah. Read more ...

Linford Lakes NR Moth Report for July 2020 - Gordon Redford

Linford Lakes NR Moth Report for July 2020 - Gordon Redford

Photos by Gordon Redford. Above: a Crescent moth If someone had asked me on the 31 st July how I thought the past month had been for mothing at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve I... Read more ...

Picnics Have United Us In Lockdown. Here's A Brief History

Picnics Have United Us In Lockdown. Here's A Brief History

You're reading our series Summer's Not Cancelled , where we celebrate summer in this new normal. From rediscovering nature and cherishing time with friends and family, to... Read more ...

Nature lover savaged by rabid bat while enjoying peaceful evening on her porch

Nature lover savaged by rabid bat while enjoying peaceful evening on her porch

Camilla Schumacher, pictured with her dog Kane, must quarantine for 45 days after she was bitten by a rabies-infected bat while enjoying her porch A nature lover has to... Read more ...

How fish stocks will change in warming seas

The study, which generated future projections of climate impacts on fish in a rapidly warming sea region, suggests changes in the availability and catchability of commercially... Read more ...

Genomic sequencing to screen newborns raises more false alarms than routine...

With advanced technology, clinicians can now sequence the genomes of apparently healthy newborn babies, seeking to turn up hidden inherited diseases that aren't caught by... Read more ...

Eight superb wildlife reserves in UK: readers' travel tips

From otters near Chepstow and myriad butterfly species in Croydon to ospreys in the Highlands, our readers celebrate nature nationwide Occupying the last remaining piece of... Read more ...

Does your state want to cut carbon emissions? These old laws could be...

Last fall, the town of Brookline, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, tried to solve a climate change problem that's been put on the back burner in many state capitals: reducing... Read more ...

Parks combat summer heat. But not everyone has equal access

To beat summer heat - and escape indoor environments where COVID-19 is easily transmitted - city parks are a necessary respite. But new data adds to the evidence that not... Read more ...

Is the carbon tax dead? Not yet, says this senator

For years, the idea of putting a price on carbon emissions seemed like a no-brainer - economists claimed that it would cut fossil fuel pollution quickly and efficiently, and at... Read more ...