Is This the End of Summer as We’ve Known It?
by Shawn Hubler on 2021-07-28 in Summer (Season), Weather, Global Warming, United States
Wildfires. Drought. Monsoons. Sewage spills. A resurgent virus. The summer season we thought we knew has become something ominous.
As China Boomed, It Didn’t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must.
by Steven Lee Myers, Keith Bradsher and Chris Buckley on 2021-07-28 in Floods, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Weather, Communist Party of China, China, Zhengzhou (China), Urban Areas, Area Planning and Renewal
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.
Lake Tahoe Wildfire Prompts Evacuations
by Derrick Bryson Taylor on 2021-07-27 in Wildfires, Fires and Firefighters, Evacuations and Evacuees, Cal Fire, Lake Tahoe (Nev), California
Multiple blazes burning around California have strained crews.
Jill Biden, Changing the Fashion Game at the Olympics
by Vanessa Friedman on 2021-07-27 in Biden, Jill Tracy Jacobs, Sustainable Living, Fashion and Apparel, Olympic Games (2020), First Ladies (US), Narciso Rodriguez LLC, Ford, Tom, Kors, Michael, Maxwell, Brandon (1984- ), Polo Ralph Lauren Corp, your-feed-fashion, United States Politics and Government
Cheering the American Olympians, the first lady broke with recent sartorial customs.
India Landslides and Floods From Monsoon Rains Kill Scores
by Karan Deep Singh on 2021-07-27 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.
Finding the ‘Believers’ Who Will Remake a Damaged Earth
by Gretel Ehrlich on 2021-07-27 in Books and Literature, Earth, Global Warming, Believers: Making a Life at the End of the World (Book), Environment, Wells, Lisa (1982- )
In a travelogue, Lisa Wells searches for communities and individuals committed to healing the damage of climate change.
Germany Floods: Climate Change Moves to Center of Campaign as Toll Mounts
by Melissa Eddy and Steven Erlanger on 2021-07-27 in Floods, Politics and Government, Global Warming, Weather, Deaths (Fatalities), Elections, Germany, Merkel, Angela, Laschet, Armin, European Union, Green Party (Germany), Social Democratic Party (Germany), Baerbock, Annalena, Scholz, Olaf (1958- )
With more than 160 dead across the region, the receding waters revealed extensive damage as well as deep political divides around how far and fast Germans should go to stem carbon use.
Heat Wave Research Predicts More Extreme Temperatures
by Henry Fountain on 2021-07-27 in Heat and Heat Waves, Research, Global Warming, Nature (Journal), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Pacific Northwestern States (US)
A study helps explain why the “heat dome” in the Pacific Northwest a month ago was off the charts.
How Climate Change Hit Wine Country
by Christopher Flavelle on 2021-07-27 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 2021-07-27 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.
How to Plant a Street Tree
by Malia Wollan on 2021-07-27 in Content Type: Service, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Urban Areas
Make sure you have community support. Plan for decades of growth.
Miami Condo Collapse Raises New Fears About Florida’s Insurance Market
by Christopher Flavelle, Patricia Mazzei and Giulia Heyward on 2021-07-27 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.