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Salamanders have a secret to survive drought, heat waves, and climate change – Vox.com

This story is part of Down to Earth, a Vox reporting initiative on the science, politics, and economics of the biodiversity crisis. A decade ago, a team of salamander researchers made a dire prediction: that climate change would make much…

Why Was $66 Billion Spent On Renewables Before The Texas Blackouts?

The oldest maxim in politics is “follow the money.” That maxim also applies to electric grids. Following the billions of dollars that have been spent on the Texas grid explains why the state continues to have electricity shortages. On Monday,…

China Is The Real Winner Of Western Climate Politics

The future of global greenhouse gas emissions will not be determined by G7 countries but by developing countries, which have shown almost no interest in imposing any cost on their development to meet climate targets. The G7 meeting was a…

How Bad Is the Drought? These Maps Tell the Story.

By Nadja Popovich You may have heard: Drought is gripping the American West, again, and it’s looking bad. To help readers understand just how dire conditions have become, we published a series of maps and charts that visualize the crisis….

Rising heat-related deaths linked to global warming – SciDev.Net

[NEW DELHI] An international team of researchers has quantified how heat-related deaths are attributable to global warming, with Latin America and South-East Asia the worst hit. Ana Maria Vicedo-Cabrera, lead author and head of the Climate Change and Health Research…

Federal Judge Says Biden Cannot Pause New Leases for Drilling on Public Lands

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Louisiana has blocked the Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters, in the first major legal roadblock for President Biden’s quest to cut fossil fuel pollution and…

Texas Power Grid, Strained Last Winter, Now Faces an Early Heat Wave

AUSTIN, Texas — On Monday, when soaring temperatures drove electricity demand in Texas to a June record, state regulators asked citizens to use less power or face a repeat of the deadly failures in February that left 69 percent of…

Deb Haaland Wants to Restore National Monuments Slashed by Trump

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has advised President Biden to restore sweeping environmental protections to three major national monuments that had been stripped away by former President Donald J. Trump. In a report sent to the White House earlier…

Costly frost in France attributed to climate change – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

BERLIN – Scientists say damaging frost that caused significant economic loss to France’s central winegrowing region this year was made more likely by climate change. A report released Tuesday by researchers who study the link between global warming and weather…