Read the full story in the New York Times’ Climate Fwd newsletter.
Climate change and related natural disasters can take a toll on mental health, according to a 2017 report by the American Psychological Association. That can include depression and anxiety.
Children may be one of the hardest-hit groups. According to a poll by the Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation, more than seven in 10 teenagers and young adults in the United States say climate change will cause harm to their generation. That includes young people who identify as Democratics and Republicans.
In order to lighten that anxiety, experts say, parents should talk to their children.
Read the full story from KSL.
Each year for more than a century, state wildlife biologists place metal bands on various ducks, geese and swans with the purpose of tracking migration patterns. Now, a new comprehensive website allows anyone to see where those birds went after they were tagged — and there are some interesting places.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources launched Utah’s Waterfowl Band Returns Tuesday. The website features data collected from thousands of waterfowl — including the American wigeon, Canada goose, cinnamon teal, Gadwall, green-winged teal, mallard, northern pintail, and redhead duck — that have been tagged by state biologists over time.
Read the full story in Vox.
Stores like Aldi and Trader Joe’s are trying to decrease excess plastic, but experts say it’s not enough.
Read the full story in Nature.
State supreme court will determine whether case that accuses government of endangering public welfare can proceed.
Read the full story from FarmWeek.
This year’s collection held in Pinckneyville also served 12 counties in southwestern Illinois.
Read the full story at Stateline.
Buyouts have long been a tool for federal, state and local officials to encourage homeowners to retreat from flood-prone areas. But in the past, buyouts often occurred after major disasters, such as the Missouri River floods of 1993 or Hurricane Floyd in 1999, using investments from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Washington is one of the rare states to have its own state-funded buyout and restoration program, one that is set up to remove development from flood-prone areas on an ongoing basis, not just as federal relief money becomes available in the wake of a massive disaster.
Working from lists selected by local partners, the state grant program, established in 2013, pours money into projects that have been identified as subject to persistent flooding. The projects it funds don’t just remove vulnerable residents, they enlist nature as an ally. By restoring floodplains to their natural state, they help to lessen the risk of flooding elsewhere.
Read the full story at Ensia.
As demand for renewable electricity surges, so too does demand for efficient, safe and sustainable storage
Read the full story at The Rising.
For Generation Z, those born from 1998 onwards, the “trend” is to be unique. There is a lot more emphasis on finding your own style and even more leverage on not only shopping according to their aesthetic, but considering their beliefs. Forever 21’s main selling points of being cheap, large, and convenient is no longer impressive to a substantial portion of its target audience.
Read the full story in Fast Company.
Through a new pilot program, consumers can send their used bricks to Give Back Box, which will clean and repackage the toys for reuse.
Read the full story in the Christian Science Monitor.
Access to nature is an intangible and often underappreciated privilege. One community activist is rejuvenating Chicago with urban oases for both birds and humans, bringing nature – and birding – to the inner city.