South Asia’s twin threat: Extreme heat and foul air

Climate change means many health risks. Any one of them raises the danger. What happens when extreme heat meets bad air? South Asia's humid megacities face special jeopardy.

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Killer whale migration upends Arctic waters

Slipping through the frigid water, the sleek black dorsal fin of a killer whale is iconic; but they're being seen in new parts of the world more frequently, thanks to climate change breaking up sea ice.

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‘Extremophile’ scientist trades Antarctica for COVID-19 research

J.J. Hastings came off the grid into a pandemic. Stranded in Washington, she started swabbing for the virus.
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Plunging solar energy prices spell bright future for clean electricity

Solar energy has fallen in cost faster than experts predicted. How did electricity from photovoltaic panels get so cheap?

Joe Biden and climate change: A chance to make history in the 2020 election

Joe Biden might not have been the climate left's least favorite candidate but he was pretty far down their list. He won without them, but he will need their help to win in November.

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County fines U.S. Steel more than $360K for violations at Clairton plant

The Allegheny County Health Department on Wednesday fined U.S. Steel $361,400 for over 300 air pollution and permit violations at the Clairton Coke Works dating back to October.

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The grand old trees of the world are dying, leaving forests younger and shorter

The effects on wildlife and the ability of forests to store CO2 from fossil fuels could be enormous.
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Post-pandemic public transit's goals may have to change

Concept designs with plexiglass shields probably aren’t coming to transit. Instead, cities have to figure out how to make the systems safe and useful for the people who don’t have a choice but to use them.
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Ben Feldman, Kate Creps: We must save farmers' markets

Without more support, the impact of losing markets could be massive to farmers, eaters, and regional economies.

In Puerto Rico, an economic disaster looms amid fears of coronavirus

The island’s swift lockdown has further frayed a safety net strained by hurricanes and political upheaval.

Empire State, big New York City buildings aim to cut carbon footprints

New York’s most famous skyscraper shrank its planet-warming emissions by 40 percent. Can the rest of the city do the same?

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