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Climate Change

Coverage of the impact of climate change. Most now agree that the climate is warming and that is spawning more intense natural disasters like wildfires, floods and storms, including hurricanes.

Miami is already experiencing such groundwater flooding. The Atlantic Ocean has risen enough that it routinely pushes subterranean water levels so they breach the land's surface in some neighborhoods there on a daily basis.

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has said he will quickly sign a bill that calls for green economy expansion and the closure of all coal-fired power plants in the state by 2045. Critics say the bill would cut too many jobs.