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A white dog swimming in a pond filled with algae.

A pup swims in a pond of blooming algae. Could he be at risk? (Ildar Sagdejev/Wikimedia Commons)

George Washington University
Climate Hits Home | Reoccurring algae blooms threaten life both in and out of the water. How will we break the news to our dogs?

A girl cooks yuka to make a drink, Napo Province, Ecuador. (Tomas Munita/Center for International Forestry Research)

George Washington University
Today at COP26, the theme is gender and industry. Our first story asks: Can COP26 become a turning point for gender responsive climate action?
A single beach goers sits in a beach chair in the sand in front of a row of palm trees.

Folly Beach in Charleston, South Carolina (Taylor Heery/Unsplash)

George Washington University
Climate Hits Home | In many ways, the cultural landscape of South Carolina mirrors the physical landscape. How is climate change impacting that?
Moss-covered temple in Cambodia

This temple at Angkor Wat in Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia, shows how nature adapted to grow around a man-made structure. But how will humans adapt to changes in nature due to climate change? (James Wheeler/Unsplash)

George Washington University
Today is day nine of COP26, and the theme is adaptation, loss, damage, and resilience.
Muddy brown waters fill what is presumably streets and lower levels of a parking garage, which stands behind a bank of trees. Two mid-height office buildings are in the background

Flooding took over the northeast after Tropical Storm Ida in early September 2021. These floodwaters are in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia's neighbor to the northwest. (Michael M Stokes/Flickr/Creative Commons 2.0)

George Washington University
Climate Hits Home | Philadelphia's sewage system and water infrastructure are being stressed by climate change and it's leading to a rather gross — and dangerous — situation.
A tall forest of trees are silhouetted and surrounded by mist, while blue sky peeks through the tops of the trees

(Mike Petrucci/Unsplash)

George Washington University
Today we look at a topic that spans almost every day of the conference: Indigenous peoples’ knowledge, experiences, and solutions to climate change.

Tanner Springs Park in Portland, Oregon, is connected to the busy Jamison Square two blocks away by a wooden boardwalk made of ipê, Tanner Springs Park is quiet and naturalistic, designed by Atelier Dreiseitl and GreenWorks PC. (Tony Moore/Flickr/Creative Commons 2.0)

George Washington University
It’s the seventh of COP26, and the themes of the day are nature and land use. 

A giant mural featuring the climate activist Greta Thunberg was in Bristol, England, created by local street artist Jody in 2019. As of July 2021 the mural was painted over and is no longer visible. (Duncan Cumming/Flickr/Creative Commons 2.0)

George Washington University
It’s the sixth day of COP26, and today the conference is focusing on youth empowerment, and water, oceans and coastal zones.
George Washington University
Climate Hits Home | My friends and I escaped the 2020 summer blues for a weekend camping. Before heading out, we stopped at the grocery store for food essentials. When we arrived at the site, we couldn’t cook any of it. 
George Washington University
Climate Hits Home | As temperatures continue to rise and summers get more unbearable every year, will the future generation of kids in France still be able to enjoy their summers like I did?

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