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Opinion: Wave of flooding a wake-up call

'The set of global catastrophic events over the past month serve not only as warnings, but as a call to action.'| Short Read

Catastrophic flooding is ravaging coastal and inland communities across the Central Midwestern United States, including Michigan. Images of communities coming together to build barriers using sand bags and putting the pieces back together after experiencing damaging floods are sweeping across the news.

We’ve seen an increase in the frequency and intensity of severe storms, and this trend will likely continue as the effects of climate change become more pronounced. These events serve as warnings that we must better prepare and plan for the future ahead.

Read the full story in The Detroit News.

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Hands-on in the Amazon

As the climate changes, a grad student and mom decodes the math that drives the rainforest. | Medium Read