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Tenants may soon have a right to air conditioning in New York City

Tenants may soon have a right to air conditioning in New York City

A New York City councilman is introducing a bill to require landlords to provide air conditioning to tenants during the summer to prevent heat-related illnesses.

Hilary Howard reports forThe New York Times.

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Heat wave intensifies crisis in overcrowded Philippine jails

Heat wave intensifies crisis in overcrowded Philippine jails

A severe heat wave in the Philippines has exacerbated dire conditions in the country's already overcrowded detention facilities, causing a surge in heat-related illnesses among inmates.

Regine Cabato reports for The Washington Post.

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Countries have successfully reduced harmful atmospheric gases

Countries have successfully reduced harmful atmospheric gases

Researchers have detected a significant decrease in hydrochlorofluorocarbons in the atmosphere, marking progress in global efforts to protect the ozone layer and mitigate climate change.

Sarah Kaplan reports for The Washington Post.

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Environmental Defense Fund to research artificial cooling methods

Environmental Defense Fund to research artificial cooling methods

The Environmental Defense Fund will invest in exploring technologies that could artificially cool the planet, reflecting sunlight into space as a way to combat rising global temperatures.

Christopher Flavelle reports for The New York Times.

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More schools in cooler climates now need costly air conditioning

More schools in cooler climates now need costly air conditioning

As heat waves move north, schools that once didn’t need air conditioning are now facing high costs to keep classrooms cool.

Anna Phillips and Veronica Penney report for The Washington Post.

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Heat waves threaten power grid stability with potential blackouts

Heat waves threaten power grid stability with potential blackouts

Prolonged heat waves could increasingly cause blackouts by overheating power transformers, particularly in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas, new research indicates.

Harry Stevens reports for The Washington Post.

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Texas prisons face lawsuit over dangerously high temperatures

Texas prisons face lawsuit over dangerously high temperatures

Advocates seek judicial intervention to manage life-threatening heat in Texas prisons this summer.

Pooja Salhotra and William Melhado report for The Texas Tribune.

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