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Ohio and Pennsylvania are leading the way in the completion of a more robust national charging network, but the scale of the work ahead remains significant

This article sheds light on Arizona State University's (ASU) efforts to combat the escalating heat in Maricopa County, particularly in areas like Phoenix.

This article explores the impact of extreme heat on urban areas, referring to it as a "silent killer."

A study published by The Guardian reveals that the damage caused by the climate crisis through extreme weather events has cost an estimated $16 million (£13 million) per hour.

This NPR piece explores how the U.S. military is increasingly adopting microgrids to enhance climate resilience and combat global threats.

Grist's staff writer, Kate Yoder, reports on an interactive map released by the Environmental Defense Fund and Texas A&M University.

Published on Grist, Paul Krantz delves into the environmental impact of tire pollution, a concern exacerbated by the increasing adoption of electric vehicles (EVs).

Forbes contributor Silvio Marcacci discusses President Biden's launch of the American Climate Corps, drawing parallels with President Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation.

In August 2023, Del Norte County in California faced a power crisis when wildfires threatened its only transmission lines, leaving its 27,000 residents in the dark.

NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS) in New York reported that the summer of 2023 was the hottest on record for Earth since global temperature records began in 1880.

In this article by Charlotte Horwood published on TechRound, the significance of solar power in sustainable urban planning is explored.

Harris and Galveston counties in Texas have been designated as "disaster resilience zones" under the Community Disaster Resilience Zones Act of 2022.

Africa Climate Week 2023 (ACW) concluded after a dynamic week in Nairobi, Kenya, highlighting Africa's commitment to becoming a global leader in climate action.

This research report by Hannah Stephens, Manann Donoghoe, and Andre M. Perry highlights the disproportionate impact of extreme heat and energy insecurity on Black renters.

This article from Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center explores the critical relationship between urban tree canopy cover, surface temperatures, and human health.

A report by Grist discusses the underestimation of climate-related deaths in the United States, highlighting that the country's death surveillance system is ill-equipped to handle

In South Texas, a relentless and scorching heat wave has been contributing to the deaths of migrants attempting to cross the border from Mexico into the United States.

The article discusses the emergence of tiny forests, densely packed clusters of native plants, and their significant environmental benefits.

A study conducted by economists of nearly 15,000 public companies has estimated that corporations worldwide could lose about 44% of their profits if they were to pay damages.

The Biden administration's plan to establish a direct air capture (DAC) hub in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, as part of a $1.2 billion investment to combat climate change.

The article highlights the negative impact of extreme heat on student learning and test scores, particularly in the context of rising temperatures and heat waves.

A study from the University of Massachusetts Amherst reveals that the top 10% earners in the U.S. are responsible for 40% of the country's greenhouse gas emissions.

Maui County's lawsuit against major oil and gas companies, filed in 2020, accuses them of concealing their knowledge that fossil fuel emissions.

The United States is undergoing an accelerated transition toward clean energy, moving away from fossil fuels and embracing wind, solar, and other renewable sources of energy.

The City of Chicago is working to address environmental justice issues by overhauling its zoning and land use policies. The city is consulting with communities affected by industr

Despite extreme heat waves hitting various parts of the United States, the electric grid has remained stable, avoiding blackouts and brownouts.

The debate over tax subsidies for hydrogen production is heating up, with the Treasury Department's upcoming guidance at the center of attention.

The article discusses the challenges of redeveloping potentially contaminated sites, known as brownfields, in Houston due to the city's lack of zoning laws.

The article addresses the issue of environmental racism and its connection to the ongoing wave of wildfires in Canada.

Seville, one of Europe's hottest cities, is exploring an ancient cooling technique to combat extreme temperatures.

A report by the UN Environment Programme (Unep) and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University.

California and New York, known for their aggressive efforts to combat climate change, may fall short of their 2030 climate targets, state officials warn.

The White House has issued new guidance to federal agencies, instructing them to consider the benefits of natural resources for the public before approving projects or regulations

The recent record-breaking heatwave across three continents highlights not only extreme temperatures but also the underlying story of environmental racism.

Amidst rising temperatures in Arizona, researchers are exploring ways to combat the heat island effect, including the use of "cool pavement."

A White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council is pushing for more robust soot and smog standards, citing their significant impact on public health.

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a U.S. climate law passed a year ago, is driving significant investment in clean energy technology and accelerating the transition to renewable

The increasing frequency and intensity of climate-driven disasters, such as wildfires and hurricanes, are causing a home insurance crisis in various states

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA), a significant climate spending legislation, has been in effect for almost a year.

States across the United States are taking millions of dollars from the Inflation Reduction Act to plan how to cut climate pollution.

Climate change is having a profound impact on the spread of diseases worldwide.

Dallas has announced a plan to map "urban heat islands" in the city on August 5th

Microgrids are emerging as a cost-effective solution to provide electricity to local communities during emergencies, such as wildfires.

Inequality plays a significant role in vulnerability to heat, with marginalized communities often lacking proper resources and infrastructure.

At least two companies are planning to convert natural gas pipelines to carry carbon dioxide instead, but there aren’t yet any federal safety rules to cover them.

Heavy concentrations of gases like carbon dioxide and others act as a blanket around our planet.

One company, Targa Resources, vented more than 500,000 pounds of toxins into the air during 17 reported events over a week-long period of extreme heat.

Smoky haze, hot weather and powerful storms brought dangerous and uncomfortable conditions to parts of the U.S. heading into a long July Fourth weekend

Renewables are getting oil-rich Texas through scorching heat

Texas suffers under brutal, early heat wave. Experts say climate change is fueling it.

The history of American air pollution, explained.

The impacts of the climate crisis hurt low-income countries, and African elites like to blame the rich nations. They should reconsider their own attitudes too.

Closing the Coal Ash Loophole: EPA Proposal Aims to Regulate Unregulated Sites.

A New Satellite Could Help Clean Up the Air in America's Most Polluted Neighborhoods

The majority of power plant outages during Winter Storm Elliott were caused by freezing, mechanical and electrical, and fuel issues, echoing problems from previous cold spells, FE

The article discusses the #WeChooseNow project, which involves community leaders and advocates from Louisiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky coming together to develop climate

The release of cancer-causing benzene and other toxic gases from sites in Pennsylvania raises concerns about millions of other abandoned wells across the U.S.

Some local governments are much more prepared than others to apply for money and programs under the landmark federal law.

A new study published in the journal Nature Communications reveals the climate benefits of protecting natural areas, particularly carbon-storing forests, at a global scale.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has launched a new program aimed at addressing climate change by upgrading federal public rental housing units in need

Cities should be seen as living, dynamic systems that evolve with people alongside nature if we are to better design solutions to tackle the climate crisis, says one expert.

The challenge of removing carbon from the atmosphere to mitigate global warming has led to a debate on the best approach.

A debate is raging over "right of first refusal" laws that determine who gets to build power transmission lines, which are essential for the clean energy transition.

Carbon credits for nitrous oxide reductions could fill a key gap in international agreements and government regulations.

Supreme Court ruling on May 25, 2023, has curtailed the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) to regulate millions of acres of wetlands.

This article by Somini Sengupta discusses the dangerous feedback loops that extreme heat can trigger for hospitals and clinics in the United States.

Nearly two dozen lawsuits filed by cities and states aim to put fossil fuel companies on trial for deceiving the public about climate change.

EPA’s upcoming climate rules are expected to rely on carbon capture technology.

Final investment decision for Rio Grande LNG project, set to be built in Brownsville, Texas by Bechtel, is set to be made in June, says its developer.

Clean energy pursuits in Kuwait and Utah’s West Desert With Military Microgrids.

A new study by researchers in Britain takes a unique approach to identifying which places are most at risk.

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), countries spent a record-breaking $1 trillion on fossil fuel subsidies in 2022.

The only way to stop the long-lasting harms of lead poisoning in children is to end exposure to the chemical — and with data-driven and community-based action, that’s possible.

The A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice for All Act has been reintroduced by Representatives Raúl M. Grijalva and Barbara Lee, and Senators Tammy Duckworth and Cory Booker.

The Gulf of Mexico is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the oceans on earth, according to a new study.

The protection of children from pesticide exposure varies from state to state in the US due to different laws and regulations.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice have filed a complaint against Denka Performance Elastomer under Section 303 of the Clean Air Act

The US government has made $250 million available to states, local governments, Tribes, and territories to develop innovative strategies to cut climate pollution.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reported that carbon dioxide emissions related to energy increased by less than 1% last year to over 36.8 billion tonnes.

In 2020, indoor air pollution killed almost 3 million people, nearly as many as outside air pollution. What is obvious is that, just as poorer and disadvantaged individuals.

Traffic accounts for slightly more than half of Houston's recorded greenhouse gas emissions. This is the highest proportion among the biggest cities in the United States.

Minnesota legislators have enacted legislation mandating carbon-free power by 2040. Minnesota now joins a group of ten states.

In 2017, cities and counties in California set a precedent by suing hundreds of oil, gas, and coal firms under state "tort" laws intended to protect consumers .

More than a third of Harris County's acreage is in a FEMA-designated flood plain, a statistic that is anticipated to rise significantly when FEMA issues revised flood maps.

This year's Open Forum, a Davos 2023 side event, highlighted views from communities who are underrepresented in global business and government.

A newly released special research issue pulls participants and contributions from four continents and contains articles that explore global or transnational viewpoints.

Municipalities are pushing green climate-adaptive infrastructure projects to mitigate climate hazards and maximize socio-environmental advantages.

Climate experts expect El Niño will return for the first time since 2019, warming an already hot world.

The White House now has $370 billion at its disposal as a result of the Inflation Reduction Act.

The Rhodium Group, a nonpartisan research organization, released early figures showing that US energy and industrial greenhouse gas emissions grew last year.

In the late 1970s, Exxon scientists equipped one of the company's supertankers with cutting-edge technology to detect carbon dioxide in the air and water.

The beginning of 2023 did not bring the expected further waning of Covid-19. Africans face a higher risk of disease outbreaks than others.

The Climate Resilience for Frontline Clinics Toolkit, which was unveiled in December, was created by experts at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Center for Climate,

Willie Phillips will be named interim head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by President Biden (FERC). Phillips, whose tenure as a commissioner ends in 2026, will serve

The Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that exceptionally high daily temperatures in U.S. cities increased shootings. In the Northeast and Midwest, where hotter

For over three decades, developing nations have sought financial aid for loss and damage - investment required to replace and restore the physical and social infrastructure...

As the grid struggles to adjust to the shift to electric vehicles and the increased frequency and severity of storms caused by climate change, blackouts are becoming more common.