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California’s Climate Whiplash

ExplainerCaliforniaNicole Greenfield
The state broke snowfall records after three of its driest years ever. Now floods wreak havoc. These swings are the new normal—and they’re very hard to manage.

The Lyme Epidemic Is Worse Than Ever

ExplainerUnited StatesClara Chaisson
Prevention is the best medicine for Lyme disease—but we’ve got our work cut out for us as climate change gives ticks a warm welcome.

Atlantic Oil Drilling Is a Terrible Idea

ExplainerUnited States
While past leasing proposals have included the Atlantic among other large swaths of the U.S. coastline, today the vast majority of Americans agree that opening up more areas for leasing spells disaster for our climate and our economy.