Climate Change

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Last week we talked about how prepared we are for hurricane season. This week we’re speaking with scientists dedicated to understanding the nature of storms and the role climate change plays in creating extreme weather events.

Also, the legislative sessions in Connecticut and New York are over. Or are they? We check in with reporters to find out which bills were approved, rejected and what happens next.

A conversation with:

flooding
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The city of New Haven said it will build a mile-long flood wall near Long Wharf.

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Connecticut towns and cities will get $30 million for climate change resiliency projects. Governor Cuomo declares a new state emergency in New York, helping former prison inmates in Connecticut, and a local veteran’s fight for VA benefits.

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A student group that lobbies for climate action is disappointed in New York lawmakers for failing to pass certain environmental bills during the past legislative session. Students for Climate Action was started in Sayville, Long Island, in 2017. The group has since launched student chapters across the rest of New York, Massachusetts and Texas.

President Joe Biden congratulates Cadet Daisy Anne Atayan, one of the two first female Philippine Coast Guard-sponsored cadets, during the commencement for the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Wednesday, May 19, 2021.
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President Joe Biden told graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London they’d soon be defending America in a changed world during his keynote address at the academy’s 140th commencement ceremony.

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