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A Changing Climate

The Story Group is an independent, multimedia journalism company. We believe that storytelling remains a powerful tool in covering the critical issues of our times. We are proud to bring you our new Climate Change series, based on the 2014 National Climate Assessment.

    Oyster farmers and Ocean acidification

    Oyster farmers and Ocean acidification

    “The ocean is so acidic that it is dissolving the shells of our baby oysters,” says Diani Taylor of Taylor Shellfish Farms in Shelton, Washington. She and her cousin Brittany are fifth-generation oyster farmers, and are grappling with ocean waters that are more acidic and corrosive than their fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers knew. This “ocean […]

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    Dry and Drier in West Texas

    Dry and Drier in West Texas

    Texas rancher Clay Igo sums it up: “It seems like it is doin’ nothing but getting hotter, and drier, and less rain, yearly.” Clay and his father Kevin have watched as many of their neighbors around Plainview have lost their herds, the local meatpacking plant closed, and the tax base shrank. As Kevin puts it, […]

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    A Colorado fire chief faces more wildfires

    A Colorado fire chief faces more wildfires

    Elk Creek Fire Chief Bill McLaughlin’s career has followed the spread of wildfires throughout the western United States. In 2012, his teams fought the Lower North Fork Fire in Colorado, an unusual early-season fire that kicked off the most destructive fire season in Colorado’s recorded history — until 2013 eclipsed that record. According to the […]

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