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This story was updated on 7/22/19 at 4 p.m. EST.

 

New research published this week finds communities across the county, including in West Virginia, can expect weeks of dangerously hot days in the coming decades if action to reduce global heat-trapping pollution isn’t taken.

 

 

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The Union of Concerned Scientists supports the EPA's proposed rules on carbon emissions, while officials with The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity oppose the rules. What began as a series of articles for The Charleston Gazette by Kate Long has turned into a full blown conference on how to raise awareness about healthy lifestyles. 

Union of Concerned Scientists Fellow Jeremy Richardson
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With coal industry jobs dwindling and many young people leaving the state to find work, speakers at the Bright Economic Future for the Mountain State Conference in Charleston outlined many of the challenges for the state’s economy. Even despite these obstacles, many entrepreneurs, policy experts and grassroots organizations who gathered at the conference said they see plenty of opportunity.