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Heavy Rains in India and Nepal Kill Dozens

NEW DELHI — Unseasonably heavy rainfall has destroyed crops, washed away bridges and killed dozens of people across India and Nepal in a reminder of the devastation caused by a changing climate. The death toll continued to rise on Wednesday…

As Floods Ravage China, 14 Die After Bus Falls Off Bridge

For the second time in three months, China is grappling with the aftermath of violent floods caused by days of unusually intense rains that have left at least 29 people dead and displaced more than 120,000 across northern parts of…

As Ida Flooded New Jersey, He Was Swept Down a Sewer Pipe

“Our infrastructure is inadequate to handle weather at this rate,” she added. New Jersey is expected to begin requiring builders to factor in climate change, including rising sea levels and emission levels, in order to win government approval for projects….

The Greatest Killer in New Orleans Wasn’t the Hurricane. It Was the Heat.

Neighbors said Ms. Bergerol largely stayed in her apartment with the doors and windows closed. Still, she seemed to be surviving. On Sept. 3, she texted Josh Hailey, a neighbor, asking if she could visit his cat while he was…

After a Summer of Disasters, Some Lawmakers See a Chance for Climate Action

WASHINGTON — As the country reels from the cascade of deaths and devastation wrought by this summer’s record floods, heat waves, droughts and wildfires, President Biden and progressive Democrats are using the moment to push for aggressive climate provisions in…

43 Die as Ida, Deadliest Storm Since Sandy, Devastates the Northeast

Part of the reason more people died in New York than in the South is that residents of coastal Louisiana have grown used to evacuation orders and have shown willingness to abandon their threatened homes, however reluctantly. Evacuation is an…

How Ida Turned Basement Apartments Into Death Traps

In one of the most expensive housing markets in the world, they have offered low-income New Yorkers, including many working-class families who work in restaurants and hotels, affordable places to live. The basement apartments also provide some extra income for…

How Government Decisions Left Tennessee Exposed to Deadly Flooding

The floods that killed at least 20 people in Tennessee last weekend arrived with shocking speed and force — seemingly a case study of the difficulties of protecting people from explosive rainstorms as climate change gets worse. A closer look…

Flooding in China kills 21, as thousands escape to shelters.

Flooding caused by torrential rain killed 21 people in China’s Hubei Province, officials said on Thursday, the latest deadly downpour in a summer of extreme weather that has killed hundreds of people across the country’s central region. The heavy rainfall,…

A Future With Dangerous Warming Locked In

By Henry Fountain Over the three decades that scientists with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have been issuing major reports about the state of the climate, they’ve gradually expressed more certainty about what is happening and why. The latest…

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