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Alex Brown / Stateline

Alex Brown / Stateline

Alex Brown covers environmental issues for Stateline, reporting from Washington state

Public health agencies lack money to combat climate threats

By: - August 22, 2022

Medical experts say climate change will affect nearly every aspect of public health. Many of those impacts already are being felt. Heat deaths in the United States are severely undercounted, researchers say, with some studies putting the actual total at thousands each year. Scientists are working to understand the health effects of wildfire smoke, which […]

Some cities and states say big oil should pay for climate damage

By: - April 15, 2022

In the waning days of 2021, a grass fire broke out in Boulder County, Colorado. Fueled by extreme drought and high winds, the fire swept through the communities of Superior and Louisville. Within hours, it had destroyed more than a thousand structures—making the Marshall Fire the most destructive in the state’s history. The December fire […]