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BHP Group and Mitsubishi Corp. will deploy electric pickup trucks and fast-charging units at an Australian coal mine to test technology that could aid the challenging task of cutting the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions.
A psychiatrist has recommended that a mentally ill Danish man accused of starting a wildfire that burned 149 homes should be forcibly medicated, which could pave the way to him being able to stand trial over three years later.
Flooding from Tropical Storm Henri may cause as much as $4 billion in losses after drenching the U.S. Northeast with record rainfall.
Richard Barclay opens a metal drawer in archives of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum containing fossils that are nearly 100 million years old. Despite their age, these rocks aren't fragile. The geologist and botanist handles them with casual ease, placing one in his palm for closer examination.
Washington politicians are mired in debate over infrastructure and climate change. Yet the U.S. capital city ranks among the world’s best-performing on metrics of infrastructure and environmental security
The project launches at the end of a milestone summer for the beleaguered Colorado River.
Speculation is intensifying over who President Biden will tap to steer a financial agency that advocates say should play a major role in the fight against climate change: the Federal Reserve.
Global carbon dioxide emissions from power plants surged in the first half of 2021, erasing any hope of a green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and raising questions about the world’s emissions trajectory.
New Jersey Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer has tussled with party leaders before. But this is different.
The amount of food wasted by British households has returned to pre-pandemic levels as the reopening of the economy means families backtrack on food-saving habits and opt for more take-away meals.
Millions of people in Syria and Iraq are at risk of losing access to water, electricity and food amid rising temperatures, record low water levels due to lack of rainfall and drought, international aid groups warned yesterday.
Climate change is making China’s annual summer floods worse, and cities housing millions of people aren’t prepared to handle the damage.
Cooling centers have opened in Mississippi's capital city as a heat wave scorches temperatures in several states in the South and Midwest.
At some point in 2023, engineers plan to pull a switch, and the 70,000 electricity customers on Hawaii’s island of Maui may set a record. If everything works, they will become the world’s first electric grid, with large numbers of users that can operate for long periods of time on 100 percent renewable electricity.
A record-setting drought in the Pacific Northwest has damaged wheat crops, cut available drinking water supplies and created a tinderbox that has contributed to most of the major forest fires in the U.S.
One of the wettest regions of North America is catching fire, forcing hundreds of canoeists and backcountry guides from Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, the most visited wilderness area in the United States.
Climate change likely worsened the extreme rainfall and catastrophic flooding that swept across Europe last month by increasing downpour intensity between 3% and 19%, according to a study released today.
An academic debate over a key metric for greenhouse gases is heating up, just as a high-profile courtroom battle is scheduled to begin.
Decades ago, Júlia María de Assis thought someday she would take over the hotel her father had begun building in Atafona, a seaside district in Brazil's northern Rio de Janeiro state.
Images of homes engulfed in flames and mountains glowing like lava would make it easy to conclude the Golden State is a charred black landscape. That's hardly the case, but the frightening reality is that the worst may be yet to come.