Pacific Northwest Heat Wave Study Predicts More Extreme Heat
by Henry Fountain on 2021-07-26 in Heat and Heat Waves, Research, Global Warming, Nature (Journal), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Pacific Northwestern States (US)
A study suggests that the world can expect more record-shattering heat waves in the future, unless drastic action is taken to curb climate change.
Climate Crisis Turns World’s Subways Into Flood Zones
by Hiroko Tabuchi and John Schwartz on 2021-07-26 in Global Warming, Subways, Infrastructure (Public Works), Floods, Transit Systems, Buses, Rain, Deaths (Fatalities), China, Zhengzhou (China), London (England), New York City, Tokyo (Japan)
Swift, deadly flooding in China this week inundated a network that wasn’t even a decade old, highlighting the risks faced by cities globally.
India Landslides and Floods From Monsoon Rains Kill Scores
by Karan Deep Singh on 2021-07-26 in Landslides and Mudslides, Floods, Weather, Rain, Deaths (Fatalities), Monsoons, Global Warming, Maharashtra (India), Himachal Pradesh (India)
Every monsoon season poses risks to the country, but this one is shaping up as especially destructive as climate change turbocharges rainfall.
Jill Biden, Changing the Fashion Game at the Olympics
by Vanessa Friedman on 2021-07-26 in Sustainable Living, Fashion and Apparel, Olympic Games (2020), Politics and Government, First Ladies (US), Narciso Rodriguez LLC, Biden, Jill Tracy Jacobs, Ford, Tom, Kors, Michael, Maxwell, Brandon (1984- ), Polo Ralph Lauren Corp, your-feed-fashion
Cheering the American Olympians, the first lady broke with recent sartorial customs.
How to Calm Your Climate Anxiety
by Molly Peterson on 2021-07-26 in Mental Health and Disorders, Anxiety and Stress, Depression (Mental), Global Warming, Emotions, Wildfires, Energy Efficiency, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms
Between wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes, we’re all feeling nervous about the future. But stewing or ignoring the problem won’t ease your burden.
As China Boomed, It Didn’t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must.
by Steven Lee Myers, Keith Bradsher and Chris Buckley on 2021-07-26 in Floods, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Weather, Communist Party of China, China, Zhengzhou (China)
China’s breathtaking economic growth created cities ill-equipped to face extreme weather. Last week’s dramatic floods showed that much will have to change.
In Fighting Climate Change, What’s an Individual to Do?
by Paul Sullivan on 2021-07-26 in Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Caps and Emissions Trading Programs, Content Type: Service, Solar Energy, Fuel Emissions (Transportation), Conservation of Resources, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Real Change, American Airlines, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Exxon Mobil Corp
Investors can look for companies that reduce or remove carbon from the atmosphere. Working from home helps, too, as does rooftop solar.
How Climate Change Hit Wine Country
by Christopher Flavelle on 2021-07-26 in Global Warming, Wines, Grapes, Wildfires, Water, Insurance, Agriculture and Farming, California, Napa (Calif), Sonoma County (Calif), Drought
Sunscreen on grapes. Toilet water that is treated and used for irrigation. Napa Valley winemakers are taking extreme steps in the face of climate change.
The Bootleg Fire Is Now Generating Its Own Weather
by Henry Fountain on 2021-07-26 in Global Warming, Wildfires, Weather, California, Forests and Forestry, Oregon, Bootleg Fire, Fires and Firefighters, Lightning
Unpredictable winds, fire clouds that spawn lightning, and flames that leap over firebreaks are confounding efforts to fight the blaze, which is sweeping through southern Oregon.
Toyota Led on Clean Cars. Now Critics Say It Works to Delay Them.
by Hiroko Tabuchi on 2021-07-26 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Automobiles, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Hydrogen, Toyota Motor Corp, Toyoda, Akio, Fuel Emissions (Transportation), Fuel Efficiency
The auto giant bet on hydrogen power, but as the world moves toward electric the company is fighting climate regulations in an apparent effort to buy time.
Jonathan Kanter Will Lead Antitrust at the Justice Dept.
by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Jason Karaian, Sarah Kessler, Stephen Gandel, Michael J. de la Merced, Lauren Hirsch and Ephrat Livni on 2021-07-24 in Corporate Social Responsibility, Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Private Spaceflight, Google Inc, Bezos, Jeffrey P, Frazier, Kenneth C
Jonathan Kanter will lead the Justice Department’s trustbusting unit.
In Charleston, S.C., Saving Historic Homes Means Hoisting Them in the Air
by Richard Fausset and Christopher Flavelle on 2021-07-24 in Charleston (SC), Real Estate and Housing (Residential), Historic Buildings and Sites, Floods, Area Planning and Renewal, Global Warming
A city known for extraordinary architecture is coming to terms with intensifying storms, a rising sea and streets that flood with distressing regularity.
Flood Deaths in China Show Road Risks From Climate Change
by Keith Bradsher on 2021-07-24 in China, Floods, Bridges and Tunnels, Roads and Traffic, Deaths (Fatalities), Global Warming
At least four people died in a highway tunnel in central China that flooded at the same time as a subway tunnel after eight inches of rain fell in a single hour.
‘No One is Safe’: How the Heat Wave Has Battered the Wealthy World
by Somini Sengupta on 2021-07-24 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Floods, Wildfires, Heatstroke, Europe, Germany, Western States (US), British Columbia (Canada), United States, Deaths (Fatalities), Politics and Government, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Heat and Heat Waves
Floods swept Germany, fires ravaged the American West and another heat wave loomed, driving home the reality that the world’s richest nations remain unprepared for the intensifying consequences of climate change.
Heat Wave Bakes the Northern Rockies
by Derrick Bryson Taylor and Christine Hauser on 2021-07-24 in Weather, Wildfires, Fires and Firefighters, Global Warming, National Weather Service, Billings (Mont), Boise (Idaho), Idaho, Oregon, Pacific Northwestern States (US), Salt Lake City (Utah)
The soaring temperatures have made wildfire season particularly dangerous.
Miami Condo Collapse Raises New Fears About Florida’s Insurance Market
by Christopher Flavelle, Patricia Mazzei and Giulia Heyward on 2021-07-23 in Surfside, Fla, Building Collapse (2021), Homeowners Insurance, Buildings (Structures), Suits and Litigation (Civil), Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Florida, Real Estate and Housing (Residential), Coastal Areas, Surfside (Fla), Global Warming
Insurers were already skittish after losses from repeated hurricanes. The recent condo collapse has brought new insecurity. How long will Florida’s coast be insurable?
When Euphemisms (but Never Sharks) Attack
by Matt McCann on 2021-07-23 in Sharks, Extraterrestrial Life, Young Men and Fire: A True Story of the Mann Gulch Fire (Book), your-feed-science, your-feed-animals
Plus, orphaned grizzlies, baby deer in the shower, hoot-owl restrictions and more in the Friday edition of the Science Times newsletter.
Russia Signs Deal With Dubai Logistics Company to Navigate Thawing Arctic
by Andrew E. Kramer on 2021-07-23 in Arctic Ocean, Ships and Shipping, Dubai Ports World, Rosatom, Russia, Global Warming
DP World, a leading logistics company, agreed on Friday to cooperate with a Russian state company on shipping ventures in the Arctic Ocean.
It’s a Grizzly Bear Survival Program. For Grizzly Bears.
by Alanna Mitchell and Alana Paterson on 2021-07-23 in your-feed-science, Bears, Endangered and Extinct Species, Animals, Orphans and Orphanages, Wilderness Areas, Wildlife Sanctuaries and Nature Reserves, Conservation of Resources, your-feed-animals, Alaska, British Columbia (Canada), Canada, Pacific Northwestern States (US), Biology and Biochemistry, International Union for Conservation of Nature
In British Columbia, researchers have undertaken a unique challenge: tracking orphan grizzly cubs, reared in a shelter, to see whether they can thrive back in the wild.
Putting a Price on Pollution
by Michael Barbaro, Michael Simon Johnson, Sydney Harper, Soraya Shockley, Chris Wood and Dan Powell on 2021-07-23 in Global Warming, European Commission, Europe, Climate Change (Album)
The European Union has an ambitious plan to phase out the bloc’s reliance on fossil fuels. Will it work?
Washington Issues Warning Not to Eat Raw Shellfish After ‘Heat Dome’
by Michael Levenson on 2021-07-22 in Seafood, Heat and Heat Waves, Weather, Food Contamination and Poisoning, Oysters, Bacteria, Global Warming, Pacific Northwestern States (US), Washington (State)
Health officials said that high temperatures and low tides were likely to blame for an outbreak of vibriosis, an intestinal disease associated with eating raw oysters and other shellfish.
Wildfires Are Intensifying. Here’s Why, and What Can Be Done.
by Winston Choi-Schagrin on 2021-07-22 in Wildfires, Fires and Firefighters, Global Warming, Forests and Forestry, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The danger from flames and smoke is growing as blazes spread more swiftly and unpredictably as a consequence of climate change. Here are answers to five important questions.
Rural Oregon Awaits Bootleg Fire Evacuations: ‘Everybody Is Freaking Out.’
by Sergio Olmos and Christine Hauser on 2021-07-22 in Wildfires, Fires and Firefighters, Restaurants, Weather, Forests and Forestry, Evacuations and Evacuees, Oregon
A family prepared to evacuate as the Bootleg Fire burned closer to their home and restaurant. In another town, T-shirts memorialized the nation’s largest blaze.
National Weather Service Will Send Mobile Alerts for ‘Destructive’ Thunderstorms
by Alyssa Lukpat on 2021-07-22 in National Weather Service, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, thunderstorm, Text Messaging, Accidents and Safety, United States, Weather, Disasters and Emergencies
The agency hopes the alerts will get people to take shelter before a thunderstorm unleashes baseball-size hail or winds of at least 80 m.p.h.
The West Is Burning. Covid Is Surging. U.S. Politics Are Stagnant.
by Maggie Astor on 2021-07-22 in United States Politics and Government, Global Warming, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Polls and Public Opinion
Despite raging crises, the gears of government seem as stuck as ever, partly because Americans interpret the events “from the framework they started with,” as one political scientist put it.