T/environment

  1. Climate Change Could Devastate Emperor Penguins, U.S. Officials Warn Climate, Today

    The Fish and Wildlife Service announced a proposal on Tuesday to list the birds as a threatened species.

  2. In the Infrastructure Bill, a Recognition: Climate Change Is a Crisis Climate, Today

    For the first time, both parties have acknowledged — by their actions, if not their words — that the United States is unprepared for global warming and will need huge amounts of cash to cope.

  3. The West Is on Fire. It’s Past Time to Act on Climate Change. Op Ed, Today

    The infrastructure deal is a good start. But much more must be done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  4. Will These Places Survive a Collapse? Don’t Bet on It, Skeptics Say. Express, Today

    A pair of English researchers found that New Zealand is best poised to stay up and running as climate change continues to wreak global havoc. Other scientists found flaws in their model.

  5. $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Pours Money Into Long-Delayed Needs Washington, Yesterday

    The sprawling, 2,702-page bill includes historic investments in traditional projects as well as broadband expansion and funds for some climate projects.

  6. Climate in the infrastructure bill: A substantial investment in resilience. Washington, Yesterday

    The legislation contains what could be the largest investment in climate resilience in American history.

  7. After a scorching, parched summer across much of the U.S., what will August bring? National, Yesterday

    We’re on top of the latest in extreme weather in the United States, and around the world. Follow along here for heat waves, wildfires, floods and more.

  8. Queen Guitarist’s Flooded London Basement Foretells a Climate Under Pressure Foreign, Yesterday

    After a heat wave and two Southeast Asia-style rainstorms that flooded the capital’s streets, subways and Brian May’s cellar, it seems timely to ask if the city is prepared to deal with wild weather.

  9. Biden’s Climate Plans Are Stunted After Dejected Experts Fled Trump Climate, August 1

    Hundreds of scientists and policy experts left the government during the Trump administration. The jobs remain unfilled six months into President Biden’s term.

  10. Climate Chaos Is Avoidable. Here’s How. Podcasts, July 30

    The big changes that can still save us.

  11. Devastation Grips California as Dixie Fire Burns Video, July 30

    The Dixie Fire continued to burn through Northern California at an alarming rate as firefighters struggled to contain the strong blaze amid record-breaking temperatures.

  12. Bootleg Fire Victim Tours Remains of Burned Home Video, July 30

    The Bootleg Fire, which has burned hundreds of thousands of acres in southern Oregon, is the nation’s largest active blaze. Marc Valens showed us how the fire destroyed his home.

  13. California Wine Country Rebuilds as Threats Persist Dining, July 29

    The drought in Northern California is severe, and the risk of fires remains high. But winemakers are trying to adapt to climate change.

  14. Climate Crisis Catches Power Companies Unprepared Climate, July 29

    Utilities are fighting to keep the lights on amid extreme wildfires, heat and flooding fueled by global warming.

  15. The Best and Worst Cities to Live Without a Car Real Estate, July 29

    Want to help the environment? Going carless is an excellent start.

  16. Looking at Chicago’s Climate Problem, From Above and Below Summary, July 29

    A team of Times journalists collaborated to explain visually the city’s complicated challenges involving Lake Michigan.

  17. A Carbon Calculation: How Many Deaths Do Emissions Cause? Climate, July 29

    A new study looks at “the mortality cost of carbon”: lives lost or gained as emissions change over time.

  18. Meet the People Burning California to Save It Video, July 29

    Frequent, low-intensity fires known as prescribed burns are one of the best ways to stop wildfires. So why isn’t California lighting more of them?

  19. Democrats Call Infrastructure Bill a Down Payment on Climate Climate, July 28

    A bipartisan package includes the largest-ever federal spending for electric vehicle charging stations, public transit and clean water.

  20. An Early Leader on Clean Cars Now Works to Delay Them Climate, July 28

    Toyota, maker of the Prius, is resisting stricter emissions standards.

  21. He Wrote a Gardening Column. He Ended Up Documenting Climate Change. Magazine, July 28

    Over 45 years, his advice to Alaskans has changed with the transformation of the planet.

  22. Is This the End of Summer as We’ve Known It? National, July 28

    Wildfires. Drought. Monsoons. Sewage spills. A resurgent virus. The summer season we thought we knew has become something ominous.

  23. Finding the ‘Believers’ Who Will Remake a Damaged Earth Book Review, July 27

    In a travelogue, Lisa Wells searches for communities and individuals committed to healing the damage of climate change.

  24. Why was Pacific Northwest heat off the charts? Recent research offers clues. Climate, July 26

    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.

  25. The E.P.A. will revise a Trump-era rule on toxic wastewater from coal plants. Washington, July 26

    The agency said the changes will prevent lead, selenium and other toxic pollutants from contaminating waterways.

  26. La crisis climática convierte los metros del mundo en zonas de inundación en Español, July 26

    Las rápidas y letales inundaciones recientes en China anegaron una red que ni siquiera tenía una década de antigüedad, y pusieron de manifiesto los riesgos a los que se enfrentan las ciudades en todo el mundo.

  27. Scores Die in India as Monsoon Rains Swamp Towns and Send Boulders Tumbling Foreign, July 26

    Every monsoon season poses risks to the country, but this one is shaping up as especially destructive as climate change turbocharges rainfall.

  28. As China Boomed, It Didn’t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must. Foreign, July 26

    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.

  29. This ‘Shazam’ for Birds Could Help Save Them Op Ed, July 26

    The new Merlin Bird ID app allows users to identify birds by their song, and it has the potential to raise appreciation for our endangered avian friends. 

  30. Toyota Led on Clean Cars. Now Critics Say It Works to Delay Them. Climate, July 25

    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.

  31. The Sunday Read: ‘The Little Hedge Fund Taking Down Big Oil’ The Daily, July 25

    An activist investment firm won a shocking victory at Exxon Mobil. But can new directors really put the oil giant on a cleaner path?

  32. In Charleston, S.C., Saving Historic Homes Means Hoisting Them in the Air National, July 24

    A city known for extraordinary architecture is coming to terms with intensifying storms, a rising sea and streets that flood with distressing regularity.

  33. Flood Deaths in China Show Road Risks From Climate Change Foreign, July 24

    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.

  34. Apocalypse Right Now Op Ed, July 24

    Mother Nature called. She's had it.

  35. Russia Signs Deal With Dubai Logistics Company to Navigate Thawing Arctic Foreign, July 23

    DP World, a leading logistics company, agreed on Friday to cooperate with a Russian state company on shipping ventures in the Arctic Ocean.

  36. What to Do About Climate Despair Interactive, July 23

    The antidote for anxiety is meaningful action.

  37. How to Calm Your Climate Anxiety Parenting, July 23

    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.

  38. Putting a Price on Pollution The Daily, July 23

    The European Union has an ambitious plan to phase out the bloc’s reliance on fossil fuels. Will it work?

  39. El bamboleo de la Luna, las mareas y las inundaciones en Español, July 23

    Los científicos dicen que se trata menos de un bamboleo y más de un ciclo lento y predecible. Y aunque el fenómeno contribuirá a la subida de las mareas causada por el cambio climático, es solo uno de los muchos factores.

  40. Germany Is in Shock. Its Politicians Are on Autopilot. Op Ed, July 23

    Catastrophic floods have done strangely little to shake up the contest to replace Angela Merkel.

  41. Climate Crisis Turns World’s Subways Into Flood Zones Climate, July 22

    Swift, deadly flooding in China this week inundated a network that wasn’t even a decade old, highlighting the risks faced by cities globally.

  42. After Recent ‘Heat Dome,’ Washington Issues Warning Not to Eat Raw Shellfish Express, July 22

    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.

  43. Where Is Biden’s Climate Change ‘Revolution’? Op Ed, July 22

    The clock is ticking.

  44. The West Is Burning. Covid Is Surging. U.S. Politics Are Stagnant. Politics, July 22

    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.

  45. Fauci vs. Rand Paul on Vaccines: No ‘Bromance’ Here Letters, July 22

    "It is clear that Dr. Fauci will not allow himself to be used as a punching bag," a reader writes. Also: Climate change; unvaccinated hospital workers; reconnecting in a national park.

  46. How Big Is the Bootleg Fire? Interactive, July 22

    The 400,000-acre fire is still growing. And it is only 38 percent contained.

  47. What I Saw in Yosemite Was Devastating Op Ed, July 22

    What does it mean if we can't protect even our protected land from climate change?

  48. ‘It’s gross’: A summer of red tides piles up 600 tons of dead fish on Florida beaches. National, July 21

    “This,” proclaimed an editorial in The Tampa Bay Times last week, “is what climate change smells like.”

  49. Maine Will Make Companies Pay for Recycling. Here’s How It Works. Climate, July 21

    The law aims to take the cost burden of recycling away from taxpayers. One environmental advocate said the change could be “transformative.”

  50. ‘I Am Thirsty!’ Water Shortages Compound Iran’s Problems Foreign, July 21

    A prolonged drought worsened by climate change and government mismanagement has added a volatile new element to the swirl of challenges in Iran, ranging from the pandemic to U.S. sanctions.

  51. Climate Change Comes for Rich Countries Climate, July 21

    Brutal heat and deadly floods show a world unprepared to cope with extreme weather.

  52. Jeff Bezos vows to fight climate change, but space tourism could do more harm, critics say. Business, July 21

    Mr. Bezos says space tourism is a first step toward moving people (and heavy industry) into space to avert an energy crisis on Earth.

  53. America in 2090: The Impact of Extreme Heat, in Maps Op Ed, July 21

    Global warming will get worse unless we cut greenhouse gas emissions.

  54. Oregon Governor Says Climate Change Is Fueling Wildfires Video, July 20

    Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon told residents that the devastating wildfires burning across the state are the result of a “climate crisis,” which has also led to more heat waves and drought conditions across the Western United States.

  55. Your Wednesday Briefing N Y T Now, July 20

    India’s Covid deaths could be in the millions.

  56. To Battle Climate Change, Begin With Your Air-Conditioner Book Review, July 20

    In “After Cooling,” Eric Dean Wilson explores the ways that temperature-controlled environments contribute to the climate crisis.

  57. France Passes Climate Law, but Critics Say It Falls Short Foreign, July 20

    The law bans some short flights, requires more vegetarian school meals and curbs wasteful plastic packaging. But activists say it’s not enough.

  58. Extremist or Bridge-Builder? A Brawl Over Biden’s Pick to Oversee Public Lands. Climate, July 20

    As a graduate student in the 1980s, Tracy Stone-Manning was linked to a tree-spiking effort by environmentalists. Republicans say that makes her unfit to lead the Bureau of Land Management.

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  60. How Bad Is the Bootleg Fire? It’s Generating Its Own Weather. Climate, July 19

    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.

  61. Democrats Propose a Border Tax Based on Countries’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions Climate, July 19

    Senators introduced a plan on Monday to tax iron, steel and other imports from countries without ambitious climate laws.

  62. Britain’s weather office issues its first-ever extreme heat warning. National, July 19

    The warning system is new, an acknowledgment that climate change is warming a nation not known for balmy temperatures.

  63. ‘Nadie está a salvo’: el clima extremo afecta a los países más prósperos en Español, July 19

    Los fenómenos meteorológicos extremos han afectado enormemente a todo el mundo. Y las recientes inundaciones en Alemania y los incendios en el oeste de EE. UU. evidencian que ningún país está preparado para afrontar las consecuencias del cambio climático.

  64. Extreme heat bakes the Northern Rockies as wildfires rage in the West. Express, July 19

    The soaring temperatures have made wildfire season particularly dangerous.

  65. Scorched, Parched and Now Uninsurable: Climate Change Hits Wine Country Climate, July 18

    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.

  66. OPEC Plus Agrees on Oil Production Increase, Easing Pressure on Supplies and Prices Business, July 18

    The pact clears the way for the group to pump more oil as global economies revive from pandemic lockdowns.

  67. Collapse Raises New Fears About Florida’s Shaky Insurance Market National, July 17

    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?

  68. Joe Biden’s Monumental Environmental Gambit Editorial, July 17

    Biden has made progress on climate, even if activists can’t see it.

  69. ‘No One Is Safe’: Extreme Weather Batters the Wealthy World Climate, July 17

    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.

  70. Floods Thrust Climate Change to Center of German Campaign as Toll Mounts Foreign, July 17

    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.

  71. As Frozen Land Burns, Siberia Fears: ‘If We Don’t Have the Forest, We Don’t Have Life’ Foreign, July 17

    Northeastern Siberia is a place where people take Arctic temperatures in stride. But 100-degree days are another matter entirely.

  72. European Floods Are Latest Sign of a Global Warming Crisis Foreign, July 16

    Floods like these, which have left more than 100 dead, had not been seen in perhaps 1,000 years. For many, the warnings came too late, raising questions about lapses in Germany’s flood alert system.

  73. ‘It Is All Connected’: Extreme Weather in the Age of Climate Change Climate, July 16

    The storm that brought flooding and devastation to parts of Europe is the latest example of an extreme weather event. More are expected.

  74. Flooding in Europe, in Pictures Foreign, July 16

    Sinkholes that swallowed up houses. Streets disemboweled, their utility lines exposed. Cars carried away and deposited upside down. Homes emptied out, their contents mixed with mud.

  75. Wildfires Are Intensifying. Here’s Why, and What Can Be Done. Climate, July 16

    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.

  76. Wonking Out: Two Cheers for Carbon Tariffs Op Ed, July 16

    Saving the planet is more important than free-trade mysticism. 

  77. ‘We have to make the state more climate-proof,’ one official says in response to Germany’s floods. Foreign, July 16

    Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, was among several other officials who made the connection. “It shows the urgency to act,” she said.

  78. How the Moon ‘Wobble’ Affects Rising Tides Express, July 16

    Scientists say it’s less like a wobble and more like a slow, predictable cycle. And while the phenomenon will contribute to rising tides caused by climate change, it is just one of many factors.

  79. ‘Es un ciclo negativo’: la Amazonía comienza a emitir dióxido de carbono en vez de absorberlo en Español, July 16

    Un nuevo estudio que analizó cientos de lecturas aéreas de emisiones sobre los bosques encontró que las regiones forestales en el sureste fueron las más afectadas.

  80. Is Your Town Threatened by Floods or Fires? Consider a ‘Managed Retreat.’ Op Ed, July 16

    When endangered by climate change, communities should move away more often and in more innovative ways.

  81. China Opened a National Carbon Market. Here’s Why It Matters. Business, July 16

    The program may help China eventually curb greenhouse gas pollution. But making emissions markets work is tricky.

  82. Europa quiere imponer un impuesto al carbono: ¿qué es y cómo funcionará? en Español, July 15

    Los partidarios dicen que podría presionar a otros países para que tomen medidas climáticas más firmes. Pero esta nueva herramienta podría ser complicada de implementar.

  83. Work Injuries Tied to Heat Are Vastly Undercounted, Study Finds Climate, July 15

    New data underline how heat waves can hurt people, especially the poorest workers, in unexpected ways.

  84. Democrats Roll Out $3.5 Trillion Budget to Fulfill Biden’s Broad Agenda Washington, July 14

    “We’re going to get a lot done,” President Biden said, as Senate Democrats began drafting the details on a social and environmental bill that could yield transformative change.

  85. Biden to Restore Protections for Tongass National Forest in Alaska Climate, July 14

    Former President Donald J. Trump invited mining and logging to a vast wilderness of bald eagles, black bears and 800-year-old trees. President Biden is reversing course.

  86. Democrats Call for a Tax on Imports From Polluting Countries Climate, July 14

    The party’s $3.5 trillion budget plan would include a carbon tariff, as well as a host of other climate actions.

  87. Your Thursday Briefing N Y T Now, July 14

    Europe’s bold climate move.

  88. We Can’t Afford to Shrink the Infrastructure Bill Op Ed, July 14

    The dangers of climate change require major spending now. Future generations will thank us for it. 

  89. Europe Is Proposing a Border Carbon Tax. What Is It and How Will It Work? Foreign, July 14

    Supporters say it could pressure other countries to take stronger climate action. But this novel tool could be tricky to implement.

  90. How Europe’s Ambitious New Climate Agenda Will Affect Businesses Business, July 14

    The far-reaching plan to reduce the trade bloc’s carbon footprint includes tougher mandates for automakers, steel makers, airlines, energy producers and other industries.

  91. Chicago’s Big Climate Problem Climate, July 14

    It’s not heat or drought. It’s the level of Lake Michigan.

  92. Europe Unveils Plan to Shift From Fossil Fuels, Setting Up Potential Trade Spats Foreign, July 14

    The proposal would impose tariffs on some imports from countries with looser environmental rules. It would also mean the end of sales in the European Union of new gas- and diesel-powered cars in just 14 years.

  93. Parts of the Amazon Go From Absorbing Carbon Dioxide to Emitting It Climate, July 14

    A new study analyzing hundreds of aerial readings of emissions above the forest canopy found that forest regions in the southeast were most affected.

  94. Energy Department Targets Vastly Cheaper Batteries to Clean Up the Grid Climate, July 14

    The Biden administration's push for more wind and solar power poses big challenges. New types of energy storage could help — but only if they get much cheaper.

  95. The Heat Wave That Hit the Pacific Northwest The Daily, July 14

    Record-breaking climate extremes, from heat to drought to wildfires, are blanketing the United States this summer. This is how one region has been struck.

  96. Europe Plans Aggressive New Laws to Phase Out Fossil Fuels Foreign, July 13

    The proposals, expected Wednesday, are likely to be more ambitious and specific than other countries’ efforts to fight climate change and may include a border tax on imports deemed to be polluting.

  97. Drought Hits the Southwest, and New Mexico’s Canals Run Dry National, July 13

    Acequias, the fabled irrigation ditches that are a cornerstone of New Mexican culture, have endured centuries of challenges. Can they survive the Southwest’s megadrought?

  98. Hydrogen Is One Answer to Climate Change. Getting It Is the Hard Part. Business, July 13

    Hydrogen is one of the most plentiful elements in the universe, but producing it in a way that is emission-free is costly. Pioneering companies are working to change that.

  99. Climate Change’s Fingerprints on Heat Waves Interactive, July 12

    Human-caused climate change is influencing heat waves, making them more frequent and occurring over a longer period.

  100. E.P.A. Approved Toxic Chemicals for Fracking a Decade Ago, New Files Show Climate, July 12

    The compounds can form PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” which have been linked to cancer and birth defects. The E.P.A. approvals came despite the agency’s own concerns about toxicity.

  101. Wall Street Sees Blowout Profits Ahead Business, July 12

    Corporate leaders expect rosy company earnings, starting this week.

  102. Regresaron los viajes y la Tierra no los soportará en Español, July 12

    El turismo no debe regresar a su antigua normalidad derrochadora. La pandemia nos ha presentado una oportunidad para replantear la manera en que recorremos el planeta.

  103. More Power Lines or Rooftop Solar Panels: The Fight Over Energy’s Future Business, July 11

    The president and energy companies want new transmission lines to carry electricity from solar and wind farms. Some environmentalists and homeowners are pushing for smaller, more local systems.

  104. Death Valley Hits 130 Degrees as Heat Wave Sweeps the West National, July 10

    Temperatures were broiling from Utah to California as another “heat dome” led Western states to set up cooling centers and issue motel vouchers.

  105. Why the New York Subway Has a Water Problem Metro, July 9

    Thursday’s storms flooded parts of the subway system, underscoring its vulnerability to heavy rains, which could become more common with climate change.

  106. Heat-Related Deaths Increase as Temperatures Rise in the West National, July 9

    Record-breaking heat was expected throughout the West Coast this weekend, days after a deadly heat wave struck Oregon and Washington State.

  107. Like in ‘Postapocalyptic Movies’: Heat Wave Killed Marine Wildlife en Masse Climate, July 9

    An early estimate points to a huge die-off along the Pacific Coast, and scientists say rivers farther inland are warming to levels that could be lethal for some kinds of salmon.

  108. Why Record-Breaking Overnight Temperatures Are So Concerning Upshot, July 9

    Nights are warming faster than days across most of the U.S., with potentially deadly consequences.

  109. California Braces for Dangerous Weekend of Record-Setting Heat Express, July 8

    The West Coast is preparing for yet another extreme heat wave, with highs in the triple digits in parts of the state on Saturday.

  110. A Crucial Test Is Coming for Biden’s Climate Agenda Politics, July 8

    We spoke with Coral Davenport, a climate reporter for The Times, about the steps the president has taken and the obstacles he faces.

  111. Summer Travel Is Back. Earth Can’t Handle It. Op Ed, July 8

    The travel industry wants to return to normal, but normal is not sustainable.

  112. Climate Change Drove Western Heat Wave’s Extreme Records, Analysis Finds Climate, July 7

    A rapid analysis of last week’s record-breaking heat found that it would have been virtually impossible without the influence of human-caused climate change.

  113. A Battle Between a Great City and a Great Lake Interactive, July 7

    The climate crisis haunts Chicago’s future as a warming world pushes Lake Michigan toward new extremes — higher highs, lower lows, greater uncertainty.

  114. Trump Gave Automakers What They Wanted. Biden Shouldn’t. Op Ed, July 7

    Trump gutted emissions reductions. The president must make up for time lost.

  115. Hello Mother, Hello Father: Summer Camp Is Getting a Lot Hotter Climate, July 7

    Organizers are being forced to deal with extreme heat, drought and wilder storms.

  116. Require a Year of National Service? Letters, July 7

    “A very good thing for the soul of America,” says one reader. “A terrible idea,” opines another. Also: Climate change; federal aid for “Hamilton.”

  117. Tropical Storm Elsa Makes Landfall in Florida and Heads North to Georgia Express, July 7

    Elsa became the first major storm of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season to hit Florida’s mainland when it moved over Taylor County, southeast of Tallahassee, on Wednesday morning.

  118. North America Has Its Hottest June on Record Climate, July 7

    An analysis by European scientists found that other parts of the world didn’t fare much better, with Europe logging its second-hottest June.

  119. France Drops Plans to Enshrine Climate Fight in Constitution Foreign, July 6

    The announcement marked a setback for President Emmanuel Macron, who had framed the constitutional change as the symbolic backbone of his environmental policies.

  120. Fox’s New Channel Changes the Climate for Weather TV Business, July 6

    As viewers tune out cable news, Rupert Murdoch is preparing the debut of Fox Weather, a potentially powerful new player in a sphere long dominated by the Weather Channel.

  121. La ‘última zona de hielo’ del Ártico sería más endeble por el calentamiento global en Español, July 5

    La región, un posible último refugio para los osos polares y otros animales salvajes que viven del hielo, no es tan sólida como se pensaba, según un nuevo estudio.

  122. Climate Change Is Making It Harder for Campers to Beat the Heat Climate, July 5

    Burn bans, flashlight campfires, extreme heat and stronger rainstorms: Today’s campers are experiencing their summer fun against the backdrop of climate change.

  123. La sequía amenaza las tierras más fértiles de EE. UU. en Español, July 5

    Un agricultor de California decidió que tiene más sentido comercial vender el agua de sus tierras que cultivar arroz. Un productor de almendros piensa arrancar sus sembradíos para instalar paneles solares. La sequía está transformando al estado, y eso impactará en el suministro de alimentos.

  124. The Deadliness of Hot Nights in a Heat Wave Interactive, July 2

    Climate change is contributing to worsening heat waves. One result is that people can no longer count on a reprieve: cooler evening temperatures. Here’s how high overnight temperatures can make heat waves deadlier.

  125. Since When Have Trees Existed Only for Rich Americans? Interactive, June 30

    Trees protect cities from extreme heat. But in most places, only the rich enjoy them.

  126. How Weird Is the Heat in Portland, Seattle and Vancouver? Off the Charts. Interactive, June 29

    The heat smothering the Pacific Northwest has little precedent in four decades of record-keeping.

  127. How Severe Is the Western Drought? See For Yourself. Interactive, June 11

    Maps show that drought conditions are the most widespread and severe in at least 20 years, with reservoirs running dry.

  128. Scenes From the Western Drought Interactive, June 8

    Much of the Western half of the United States is in the grip of a severe drought of historic proportions.

  129. How Do Animals Safely Cross a Highway? Take a Look. Interactive, May 31

    There are few things Americans can agree on these days. Wildlife crossings, it seems, are one of them.

  130. Where Wind and Solar Power Need to Grow for America to Meet Its Goals Interactive, May 28

    A broad shift toward renewable energy could transform landscapes and coastlines all over the United States.

  131. The Electrification of New York City Vehicles Interactive, May 13

    New York City's sanitation department unveiled a fully electric street sweeper last week.

  132. There’s a New Definition of ‘Normal’ for Weather Interactive, May 12

    New baseline data for temperature, rain, snow and other weather events reveal how the climate has changed in the United States.

  133. What Slashing Emissions Could Mean for You Interactive, April 22

    President Biden announced an ambitious goal at today’s climate summit: a plan to cut the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions in half.

  134. The U.S. Has a New Climate Goal. How Does It Stack Up Globally? Interactive, April 22

    President Biden’s new pledge to cut emissions at least 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 is one of the more aggressive near-term targets among advanced economies.

  135. 5 Books to Read This Earth Day Interactive, April 21

    If you’re inspired to pick up a book about climate change, here are five good options.

  136. A Climate Change Guide for Kids Interactive, April 18

    The future could be bad, or it could be better. You can help decide.

  137. Electric Cars Are Coming. How Long Until They Rule the Road? Interactive, March 10

    A new car sold today can last a decade or two before retiring. This “fleet turnover” poses a major challenge for climate policy.

  138. In the Atlantic Ocean, Subtle Shifts Hint at Dramatic Dangers Interactive, March 2

    A warming atmosphere is causing a branch of the ocean’s powerful Gulf Stream to weaken, some scientists fear.

  139. Why Is It So Cold in the United States? Interactive, February 18

    Here’s why the weather went wild, even as the globe is warming.

  140. They’re Arctic Survivors. How Will They Adapt to Climate Change? Interactive, February 11

    Crisscrossing the tundra, digging dens, chasing prey: a rare look at the elusive wolverine in a rapidly changing region.

  141. Where 2020's Record Heat Was Felt the Most Interactive, January 14

    Data issued Thursday by NASA confirmed that 2020 has effectively tied the hottest year on record. That means the last seven years have been the warmest since the beginning of modern record-keeping.

  142. New Year’s Resolutions for the Planet Interactive, December 29

    Here are some ideas you wonderful readers sent to us.

  143. Konrad Steffen Was a Prophet of Climate Change, and its Victim Interactive, December 23

    The very ice melt he warned would threaten the planet turned out to be his undoing.

  144. The Year in Climate Interactive, December 16

    A lot happened in 2020. Here’s how The Times’s Climate Desk covered it.

  145. How Russia Wins the Climate Crisis Interactive, December 16

    Climate change is propelling enormous human migrations, transforming global agriculture and remaking the world order — and no country stands to gain more than Russia.

  146. They’re Among the World’s Oldest Living Things. The Climate Crisis Is Killing Them. Interactive, December 9

    California’s redwoods, sequoias and Joshua trees define the American West and nature’s resilience through the ages. Wildfires this year were their deadliest test.

  147. How Does Your State Make Electricity? Interactive, October 28

    America isn’t making electricity the way it did two decades ago. Now the future of the nation’s energy mix has become a major election issue.

  148. In the West, Lightning Grows as a Cause of Damaging Fires Interactive, October 23

    In the West, wildfires caused by lightning have been growing bigger and occurring more frequently. With climate change, other parts of the country may feel the effects, too.

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