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EPA issues new rules aimed at cutting carbon emissions, boosting electric vehicles and hybrids

The rules relax initial tailpipe limits proposed last year but eventually get close to the strict standards set out by the Environmental Protection Agency.
sunset evening light shadows aerial highway system
sunset evening light shadows aerial highway system

Seven countries met the WHO's air quality guidelines?— and the U.S. and Canada aren't among them

More than 92% of the countries and regions analyzed exceeded guidelines for particulate pollution, according to a report from IQAir, a Swiss air quality-monitoring company.
Canada Wildfires
Canada Wildfires

Battered by hurricanes and tired of rebuilding, 90% of population has left this coastal town

The consequences of climate change are already taking a toll on some U.S. communities. In Cameron, Louisiana, hope comes from a natural gas plant that activists call a "carbon bomb."
Wide view of Cameron, Louisiana
Wide view of Cameron, Louisiana

Miami's chief heat officer knows the challenges of a climate-focused job in Florida

Jane Gilbert is working to figure out how one of the hottest cities in the U.S. can protect its most vulnerable denizens while navigating Florida politics.
Miami-Dade County Chief Heat Officer Jane Gilbert in Miami on May 15, 2023.
Miami-Dade County Chief Heat Officer Jane Gilbert in Miami on May 15, 2023.

A warming island’s mice are breeding out of control and eating seabirds. An extermination is planned.

Conservationists are planning a mass extermination using helicopters and hundreds of tons of rodent poison.
A house mouse
A house mouse

Heat in one Arizona county played a role in 645 deaths last year

Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix and many of its suburbs, was hit by a brutal heat wave last sumer.
Image: Adrian Mata stands in the shade while waiting for the bus in Phoenix on July 15.
Image: Adrian Mata stands in the shade while waiting for the bus in Phoenix on July 15.

Wildfires are becoming night owls?—?and that’s a big problem

Droughts leading to dry vegetation are providing the fuel for wildfires to remain hot overnight, making them more destructive.
Wildfires spread through residential houses in Sicily, Italy on Sept. 23, 2023.
Wildfires spread through residential houses in Sicily, Italy on Sept. 23, 2023.

Olympic athletes could face a tough opponent: Brutal Paris heat

The Olympics are planned for the same stretch of days as a catastrophic 2003 heat wave. Continued global warming has only increased the odds of another.
france hot heat cool off sunbathe landmark
france hot heat cool off sunbathe landmark

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef hit by fifth mass bleaching event in eight years

Bleaching does not necessarily kill coral reefs, but it can make them more susceptible to disease.
Bleaching affecting branching coral at a site in the Keppel Islands, Southern Great Barrier Reef, on March 5, 2024.
Bleaching affecting branching coral at a site in the Keppel Islands, Southern Great Barrier Reef, on March 5, 2024.

A lack of ice is reshaping winter life around the Great Lakes

The lack of snow and lake ice has left some hearty Midwesterners who ski, skate and fish to?question how their lifestyles will persist as the world warms.
Rae-Ann Eifert gathers buckets of water for testing from Lake Michigan
Rae-Ann Eifert gathers buckets of water for testing from Lake Michigan

U.S. companies will have to start telling the public about their climate risks

New rules from the Securities and Exchange Commission require sizable public companies to disclose their emissions and how a warming world could threaten their businesses.
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The Phillips 66 Los Angeles Refinery Wilmington Plant

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