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BHP turns to electric pickups as miners seek emissions cuts

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 6:44am
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.

Forced medication recommended for Danish suspect in wildfire

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 6:44am
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.

Henri losses may reach $4B as heavy rains trigger floods

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 6:43am
Flooding from Tropical Storm Henri may cause as much as $4 billion in losses after drenching the U.S. Northeast with record rainfall.

Fossil leaves may reveal climate in last era of dinosaurs

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 6:43am
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.

D.C., NYC ranked for infrastructure, environmental security

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 6:42am
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

New climate observatory tackles Western water woes

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 6:41am
The project launches at the end of a milestone summer for the beleaguered Colorado River.

Will Biden keep Trump's Fed chair amid rising climate risk?

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 6:40am
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.

Report: Global power plant emissions are surging

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 6:39am
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.

This Democrat is bucking Biden’s climate plan

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 6:39am
New Jersey Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer has tussled with party leaders before. But this is different.

Food waste spikes in U.K. as lockdown restrictions lifted

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 6:44am
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.

Aid groups: Millions in Syria, Iraq losing access to water

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 6:43am
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.

Chinese cities aren't ready for climate disasters

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 6:43am
Climate change is making China’s annual summer floods worse, and cities housing millions of people aren’t prepared to handle the damage.

Heat wave brings scorching temperatures to a dozen states

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 6:42am
Cooling centers have opened in Mississippi's capital city as a heat wave scorches temperatures in several states in the South and Midwest.

Maui to go 100% renewable in 2 years

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 6:42am
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.

Record Northwest drought leaves reservoirs 'basically empty'

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 6:41am
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.

Paddlers, guides leave Boundary Waters as fire spreads

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 6:40am
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 worsened record European floods

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 6:40am
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.

'Seriously flawed': Experts clash over social cost of carbon

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 6:38am
An academic debate over a key metric for greenhouse gases is heating up, just as a high-profile courtroom battle is scheduled to begin.

Brazil city district slipping into sea after river diverted

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 6:47am
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.

Calif.'s wildfires are already erratic; worst may be ahead

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 6:46am
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.