Climate-Related Disasters Boost Risk of Conflict in Vulnerable Countries

Droughts will linger longer and flood waters will reach further inland due to climate change in the coming years, and those disasters will also prove to exacerbate armed conflicts in developing countries across the globe, new research posits.

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EPA Audit: Monitoring of Hurricane Harvey Air Pollution Insufficient

Hurricane Harvey cost more than $125 billion in damages and filled more than 80,000 homes with at least 18 inches of water. But monitoring efforts failed to fully assess the effect of hundreds of tons of hazardous air pollutants industrial facilities released during the natural disaster, a federal watchdog reported Monday. 

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