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Climate Change Could Make Extreme Downpours 3X More Likely, Says Study

"Extreme downpours could happen almost three times as often, and with a 70 percent increase in intensity, throughout the United States by the end of the century as a result of global warming, finds a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change."

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 12/07/2016

"Fishing Ban In International Arctic Waters Remains Elusive"

"More than a year ago, five Arctic nations signed a declaration pledging to keep their fishing fleets out of the international waters in the Arctic Ocean, an area increasingly ripe for exploitation as summer sea ice diminishes — and perhaps increasingly vulnerable with so little known about its ecology."

Source: Alaska Dispatch News, 12/06/2016

"A Bleak Outlook for Trump’s Promises to Coal Miners"

"Donald J. Trump made coal a centerpiece of his campaign, holding rousing rallies with miners in hard hats, who he said had been neglected under eight years of the Obama administration. ... Now, though, coal may prove a different sort of symbol — that is, of the challenges that the president-elect will face delivering on his many promises to restore struggling sectors of the American economy."

Source: NY Times, 11/21/2016

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