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Heat and wind in Oregon are fueling the nation’s largest wildfire. – The New York Times

Extreme Weather and Climate Updates Aug. 3, 2021Updated  Aug. 3, 2021, 4:51 p.m. ET Aug. 3, 2021, 4:51 p.m. ET Firefighters worked to contain the Bootleg Fire near Silver Lake, Ore., last week. It has burned more than 400,000 acres…

Infrastructure deal will spend billions targeting climate change – Yahoo News

A bicycle burns in a wildfire in the Rancho Santa Fe area of San Diego in 2007. (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni) With extreme weather disasters making headlines almost daily this summer, Congress appears ready to start spending billions of dollars to fight…

A united world can beat back climate change | US Embassy & Consulates in Italy – US Embassy Rome

Preserving our planet requires the collective action of every nation on earth. Each country must do its part, even if its contribution is small, said Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry. “We have to make choices — together. Life is…

Climate-change crisis is a catastrophe right now – Maui News

This 4th of July reminded me of “Ship of Fools,” about a cruise as the world careened toward World War II. Except we’re not careening toward a climate crisis — it’s a catastrophe right now. In the U.S. and Canada,…

Energy Sec. Granholm Under Fire For Ethical Lapses, Ties To Battery Company

The Biden administration’s Energy Department suffers from a “pattern of ethical issues” under Secretary Jennifer Granholm, according to Republican members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. In a Tuesday letter to Granholm that focused on whether Assistant Secretary Kelly…

Climate solutions could cause their own problems – Axios

World leaders are pondering unprecedented moves to combat global warming by speeding up the transition to clean tech — but they’re also learning more about the potential downsides of those changes. Why it matters: The changes will be needed to…

The hidden culprit killing lithium-metal batteries from the inside

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) The first nanoscale images ever taken inside intact, lithium-metal coin batteries (also called button cells or watch batteries) challenge prevailing theories and could help make future high-performance batteries, such as for electric vehicles, safer, more powerful and longer lasting.

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CHINA: Most powerful agency put in charge of climate policies

China’s top economic planning body has been put in charge of devising a plan for the world’s biggest polluter to cut greenhouse gas emissions, indicating that climate policies are gaining a more central role in the nation’s long-term development strategy.

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FINLAND: Arctic Lapland area swelters in record heat wave

Finland’s northernmost Arctic Lapland region has recorded its hottest temperature for more than a century at 92.5 degrees Fahrenheit, during a heat wave that’s been afflicting the entire Nordic country for weeks.

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