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Small pests, big problems: The global spread of bark beetles.

Warming temperatures are fueling the expansion of pine and spruce beetle outbreaks across North America, Europe, and Siberia, ravaging tens of thousands of square miles of woodlands. Scientists warn that some forest ecosystems may never recover....

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Puerto Rico evacuates 70,000 after dam fails in Hurricane Maria's wake.

Officials are rushing to evacuate tens of thousands of people from their homes in western Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria inflicted structural damage on a dam and unleashed “extremely dangerous” flash floods....

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Climate change terms altered in another corner of EPA’s website.

Numerous mentions of “climate change,” “greenhouse gasses” and other phrases related to global warming have been found to be altered or deleted from another portion of the Environmental Protection Agency’s website, according to a new environmental watchdog report....

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Facing months in the dark, ordinary life in Puerto Rico is beyond reach.

Everyone from the governor of Puerto Rico to the mayor of San Juan is predicting that it could take four to six months to resume electrical service. For Puerto Ricans, that means empty refrigerators, campfire cooking, bathing in their own sweat and perhaps wrangling for fresh water....

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Immigration attorneys warn against using the term 'climate refugee.'

The problem with the term climate refugee starts with the word “refugee.” The legal definition of refugee goes back to the years following World War II....

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An Arctic adventure, a melting world .

Rowing through the melting Northwest Passage means meeting the local people affected by climate change....

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