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The Coming Crisis Along the Colorado River

Reliant on the Colorado River with ambitions to grow, cities in the basin must share in the pain. It is inequitable to expect the agricultural sector to take painful cuts even as some states envision unrealistic futures in which additional…

How Joe Manchin Shaped the Climate Change Bill

Asked for comment, Mr. Manchin’s spokeswoman, Sam Runyon, pointed to those provisions as well as another $5 billion in the package that would allow existing coal-fired power plants to improve their efficiency and adopt environmental controls like scrubbers, which remove…

Climate Bill ‘Transformative’ for Auto and Energy Industries

“A big swath of middle-class Americans will be able to get this credit that otherwise would have been blocked out because of the credit limit,” said Joe Britton, executive director of the Zero Emission Transportation Association, whose members include Tesla…

The Barbados Rebellion: An Island Nation’s Fight for Climate Justice

Caribbean nations are trapped between the global financial system and a looming climate disaster. One country’s leaders have been fighting to find a way out. The Barbados Rebellion By Abrahm Lustgarten Photographs by Erika Larsen Late on May 31, 2018,…

Pakistan’s Deadly Flood Season Worsened by Climate Change and Bad Infrastructure

KARACHI, Pakistan — Year after year in Kausar Niazi Colony, a slum in the port city of Karachi, Murtaza Hussain and his neighbors watched as monsoon rains flooded into their homes, damaging furniture, televisions and other precious valuables. So when…

Extreme Heat Puts Life on Hold in Britain, a Land Not Built for It

LONDON — Trains slowed to a crawl. Schools and doctors’ offices shut their doors. The British Museum closed its galleries. Buckingham Palace curtailed the changing of the guard. And the government urged people to work from home. Much of Britain…

Biden Administration to Set Rules of the Road for Charging Electric Vehicles

WASHINGTON — Electric vehicle charging stations built with federal dollars should be positioned along Interstates every 50 miles, be able to recharge cars quickly and be located no more than a mile from a major highway, according to new rules…

Can Portland Be a Climate Leader Without Reducing Driving?

Nadja Popovich, a data and visual reporter, and Brad Plumer, a policy reporter, traveled to Portland, Ore., to find out why the city is struggling to reduce emissions from transportation. Photography and videos by Chona Kasinger. April 21, 2022 Portland…

Biden Restores Climate to Environmental Law, Reversing Trump

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it is restoring parts of a bedrock environmental law, once again requiring that climate impacts be considered and local communities have input before federal agencies approve highways, pipelines and other major projects….

As Gas Prices Went Up, So Did Web Searches for Electric Vehicles

Thinking about buying an electric car? You’re not alone. With gas prices painfully high and a series of climate reports underscoring the urgency of moving away from burning fossil fuels, more Americans are expressing interest in electric vehicles. Google searches…

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