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Model Predicts Economic Damage from Climate Change to be Greatest in the South in the US

Maps showing how climate change will adversely affect the United States in areas of agriculture, crime, life span, property damage, and labor. Source: Hsiang, et. al, 2017.Maps showing how climate change will adversely affect the United States in areas of agriculture, crime, life span, property damage, and labor. Source: Hsiang, et. al, 2017.

A new model maps out the agriculture, crime, coastal storms, energy, human mortality, and labor costs of climate change in the United States.

From Which Us City Can You Travel North, South, East, or West and End up in the Same State?

Map showing how traveling due north, south, east, or west from Stamford, Connecticut results in travel that passes through the state of New York.Map showing how traveling due north, south, east, or west from Stamford, Connecticut results in travel that passes through the state of New York.

Can you answer this geography riddle? From which United States city can you travel due north, south, east, or west and still enter the same bordering state?

Oregon Judge Rules that Climate Change Inaction Violates Rights of Today’s Youth

A national group called Our Children’s Trust has made serious progress in their fight against climate change in April, when a judge in Eugene, Oregon turned down government motions for dismissals and recommended that the federal government must take further, immediate actions to combat greenhouse gas emissions and associated climate changes which threaten future generations.