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How Two Bills in Congress Could Have a Major Impact on Climate Action

WASHINGTON — President Biden has framed this moment as the country’s best chance to save the planet. “The nation and the world are in peril,” he said weeks ago in Queens, where 11 people drowned in their basement apartments after…

Can Geoegineering Fix Climate Change?

How to cool the planet? The energy infrastructure that powers our civilization must be rebuilt, replacing fossil fuels with carbon-free sources such as solar or nuclear. But even then, zeroing out emissions will not cool the planet. This is a…

Biden Administration to Draft Rules on Workplace Heat Dangers

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is opening an effort across federal agencies to address the health impacts from heat, including the first ever heat-specific workplace standard, as part of a growing recognition of the dangers posed by warming temperatures caused…

Tropical Storm Peter Forms in the Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Peter formed in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Caribbean on Sunday, forecasters said, announcing the 16th named storm of the 2021 season. As of 11 a.m. Eastern on Sunday, the storm was about 430 miles east of…

Climate Scientists Forecast High Temperatures Into the Fall

After a summer of blistering heat across much of the country, the hotter-than-normal conditions that have contributed to severe drought across the West are forecast to continue into the fall, scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday….

Why We’re Experiencing So Many Unusually Hot Summer Nights

Source: NOAA’s Global Historical Climatology Network·Temperature distributions show daily minimum temperatures for the summer months (June-August) in each decade, measured by the airport weather station. Data for the 2020s consists of the 2020 and 2021 summers. Nights are considered abnormally…

Tropical Storm Mindy Forms in the Gulf of Mexico

The links between hurricanes and climate change are becoming more apparent. A warming planet can expect to see stronger hurricanes over time, and a higher incidence of the most powerful storms — though the overall number of storms could drop,…

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…

Biden Opens New Federal Office for Climate Change, Health and Equity

WASHINGTON — Amid deadly heat waves and new evidence showing that wildfire smoke may contribute to premature births, the Biden administration is creating a new federal office to address the health consequences of climate change and their disproportionate effects on…

Athens Is Only Getting Hotter. Its New ‘Chief Heat Officer’ Hopes to Cool It Down.

ATHENS — On the hottest day of Greece’s record-breaking heat wave, when temperatures in Athens rose to 111 degrees Fahrenheit and wildfires choked the air, Eleni Myrivili stopped hanging laundry on her rooftop behind the Acropolis because she could hardly…

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