Abrahm Lustgarten

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Abrahm Lustgarten covers energy, water, climate change and anything else having to do with the environment for ProPublica.

The Flooding Will Come ‘No Matter What’
The complex, contradictory and heartbreaking process of American climate migration is underway.
Climate Crisis Is On Track To Push One-Third Of Humanity Out Of Its Most Livable Environment
As conditions that best support life shift toward the poles, more than 600 million people are already living outside of a crucial “climate niche,” facing more extreme heat, rising food scarcity and higher death rates.
A Water War Is Brewing Over the Dwindling Colorado River
Diminished by climate change and overuse, the river can no longer provide the water states try to take from it.
As Colorado River Dries, the US Teeters on the Brink of Larger Water Crisis
The megadrought gripping the western states is only part of the problem. Alternative sources of water are also imperiled, and the nation’s food along with it.
40 Million People Rely on the Colorado River. It’s Drying Up Fast.
LUFENG, April 28, 2020 -- People work at the construction site of Chahe grand bridge of the Kunming-Chuxiong expressway in southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 28, 2020. The construction of the 2.06-km-long Chahe grand bridge was pushed forward smoothly under strict epidemic prevention measures. (photo by Yang Zongyou/Xinhua via Getty) How Climate Change Is Contributing to Skyrocketing Rates of Infectious Disease
A catastrophic loss in biodiversity, reckless destruction of wildland and warming temperatures have allowed disease to explode. Ignoring the connection between climate change and pandemics would be “dangerous delusion,” one scientist said.
WASGINGTON DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES - 2013/06/03: EPA building, Environmental Protection Agency. (Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images) How The EPA And The Pentagon Downplayed A Growing Toxic Threat
A family of chemicals — known as PFAS and responsible for marvels like Teflon and critical to the safety of American military bases — has now emerged as a far greater menace than previously disclosed.
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