This Louisiana town lost 90% of its population. Is climate change to blame?

Some locals call Cameron, Louisiana a ghost town. A series of hurricanes have devastated the area, forcing almost 90% of the population to relocate. This summer is expected to be a particularly volatile hurricane season. Rising sea surface temperatures arising from global warming are making hurricanes strengthen faster than ever before — a major problem for people living near the Gulf Coast.

Battered by hurricanes and tired of rebuilding, 90% of population has left this coastal town

CAMERON PARISH, La. — Seven days a week, Tressie LaBove Smith makes the two-hour round trip from Lake Charles to what’s left of her Cajun restaurant in Cameron, Louisiana, an unincorporated town perched along the stormy Gulf Coast. Business once boomed at Anchors Up Grill, which opened in 2014 as Cameron's only sit-down restaurant. In 2020, Hurricane Laura destroyed the restaurant along with most of the town.

U.N. establishes fund for developing nations affected by climate change

Delegates from the almost 200 nations attending the global COP28 climate summit in Dubai reached a breakthrough agreement on Thursday that establishes a fund for loss and damage in developing countries affected by climate change. The fund will funnel voluntary contributions from developed countries to low- and middle-income nations struggling to cope with billions of dollars in damages from climate-exacerbated drought, extreme weather and sea-level rise. António Guterres, the United Nations se

With boos, a pushback on climate denialism at the first GOP debate

The Republican Party’s varied and evolving ideas on how to address climate change were front and center Wednesday night at the first Republican presidential debate. Still at issue, however, is just how much Republican leaders accept the overwhelming scientific consensus around global warming. Following an audience question on climate change, Fox News moderator Martha MacCallum asked for a show of hands on who among the candidates believed in human-induced climate change. Only former Arkansas G

Blood-sicles and misters: Zookeepers look to keep animals cool in oppressive heat

Many of the Phoenix Zoo’s 3,000 animals are used to hot weather. Still, with the city reaching a record 21 consecutive days of temperatures at 110 F or higher, zookeepers are having to get creative. That means everything from fans and misters to frozen treats like ice pops for most animals and blood-sicles — frozen blood refreshments — for the carnivores, said Drew Foster, the zoo’s director of living collections.
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