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Climate Change Could Devastate Emperor Penguins, U.S. Officials Warn

Climate change is threatening emperor penguins with extinction in much of their range, federal wildlife officials said on Tuesday as they announced a proposal to protect them under the Endangered Species Act. The penguins live much of the year on…

Infrastructure Bill Recognizes Climate Change Is a Crisis

The bipartisan infrastructure deal struck this week provides new money for climate resilience unmatched in United States history: Tens of billions of dollars to protect against floods, reduce damage from wildfires, develop new sources of drinking water in areas plagued…

The West Is on Fire. It’s Past Time to Act on Climate Change.

If you are on the East Coast, the sunrises you saw last week were probably tinged with a bit of red. That haze was the smoke from the fires scorching the West, including the 400,000-acre-plus Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon,…

Study: Which Countries Will Best Survive a Collapse?

Will civilization as we know it end in the next 100 years? Will there be any functioning places left? These questions might sound like the stuff of dystopian fiction. But if recent headlines about extreme weather, climate change, the ongoing…

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…

$1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Pours Money Into Long-Delayed Needs

WASHINGTON — Amtrak would see its biggest infusion of money since its inception a half-century ago. Climate resilience programs would receive their largest burst of government spending ever. The nation’s power grid would be upgraded to the tune of $73…

What the Infrastructure Bill Does About Climate Change

As the United States staggers through another year of devastating wildfires, drought, storms and other calamities, the infrastructure bill before Congress would pour major resources into a response. The measure agreed to over the weekend includes billions of dollars to…

What the Infrastructure Bill Does About Climate Change – The New York Times

As the United States staggers through another year of devastating wildfires, drought, storms and other calamities, the infrastructure bill before Congress would pour major resources into a response. The measure agreed to over the weekend includes billions of dollars to…

August Forecast: What’s Next for a Hot, Dry U.S. Summer?

Michael Hambrick has been putting out fires for over 25 years. But last month, the Dixie Fire raged so quickly through Plumas County in California that Mr. Hambrick, a helicopter attack firefighter, couldn’t save even his own house. By the…

Queen Guitarist’s Flooded London Basement Foretells a Climate Under Pressure

LONDON — Brian May is best known as the songwriter and guitar god who backed Freddie Mercury in the British band Queen. He has a doctorate in astrophysics and studies asteroids as a hobby. But lately, Mr. May has gotten…

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