Tag: Climate change

Study: Northwest heat wave impossible without climate change

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The deadly heat wave that roasted the Pacific Northwest and western Canada was virtually impossible without human-caused climate change that added a few extra...

Merkel party readies campaign for bid to keep top German job

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BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel's party on Tuesday presented a campaign for Germany's September election that portrays would-be successor Armin Laschet as a conciliatory,...

New infrastructure deal must focus on climate, activists say

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WASHINGTON — Climate activists and their Democratic allies in Congress are pressing with renewed urgency for huge investments to slow global warming, after a...

Summer swelter trend: West gets hotter days, East hot nights

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As outlandish as the killer heat wave that struck the Pacific Northwest was, it fits into a decades-long pattern of uneven summer warming across...

Tennessee Valley Authority considers replacing coal with gas

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The nation's largest public utility is looking at shutting down three of its five remaining coal-fired power plants, saying they are...

‘Nobody’s winning’ as drought upends life in US West basin

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TULELAKE, Calif. — Ben DuVal knelt in a barren field near the California-Oregon border and scooped up a handful of parched soil as dust...

Merkel’s likely heir favors her centrist path for Germany

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DUESSELDORF, Germany — As a child of the Cold War in West Germany, Armin Laschet remembers when then-U.S. President Ronald Reagan came to Berlin...

Arctic’s ‘Last Ice Area’ shows earlier-than-expected melt

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Part of the Arctic is nicknamed the “Last Ice Area,” because floating sea ice there is usually so thick that it’s likely to withstand...

Biden signs three bills to overturn Trump-era rules

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed three separate laws Wednesday that dismantle part of the Trump era, blocking payday lenders from avoiding caps on...

NASA looks at Louisiana delta system, eyes global forecasts

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MIKE ISLAND, La. — Erosion, sinking land and sea rise from climate change have killed the Louisiana woods where a 41-year-old Native American chief...