July 11, 2018

July 10, 2018

Extreme Downpours Turn Deadly in Japan

Japan is notoriously prone to natural disasters, and it prepares for them. So why has record rainfall caused more than 100 deaths? "The frequency of heavy rain-linked disasters is on the rise, and we are facing a world where the rules learned from your experiences no longer apply," said scientist Hiroyuki Ohno.

Phoenix Tries to Reverse Its 'Silent Storm' of Heat Deaths

More than 155 people died from heat-related causes in the Phoenix area last year, a new record in a place where the number of such deaths has been on the rise. Former Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton deemed it a public health crisis, and the city has launched an overhaul of how it prepares for and deals with extreme heat.

Social Media Offers Clues on New EPA Head

Who is Andrew Wheeler? His social media postings reveal that he is a fan of Dolly Parton, Paul Ryan and Lisa Murkowski, and was critical of Donald Trump before the 2016 election. Read more from ICN about six key ways Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, could reshape climate policy as head of EPA.

July 9, 2018

Climate Change Threatens Nomadic Way of Life in Mongolia

Dry summers and extreme weather are making life difficult for people living a traditional nomadic life in Mongolia. Climate change is contributing to conditions that are hurting their animal herds. This, along with creeping signs of modernity, are transforming a culture that had been slow to change.

July 6, 2018

July 5, 2018

California Revives 100% Carbon-Free Energy Bill

California lawmakers on Tuesday revived a long-stalled proposal to set a goal of generating 100 percent of the state's energy from carbon-free sources. State lawmakers face an array of decisions this year with implications for the future of renewable power, the grid and consumers' electric bills.

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