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Climate Change

Coverage of the impact of climate change. Most now agree that the climate is warming and that is spawning more intense natural disasters like wildfires, floods and storms, including hurricanes.

Three pilot projects using small electric shuttles in Austin, Texas, neighborhoods demonstrated various uses for the vehicles, which can provide last-mile service to transit as well as make transportation more equitable.
To mitigate the effects of climate change and environmental racism that impact certain hotter and more polluted areas of the city, a group in Stockton, Calif., has secured funding from a state grant program.
The Colorado Transportation Commission has set new rules that will direct less money toward highways for cars and more money toward alternate forms of transportation. Some rural areas oppose the rules.
A 36,000-gallon ocean and atmosphere simulator at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institute of Oceanography will allow researchers to study interactions between wind, waves and microbial life with unprecedented accuracy.
The university broke ground this week on renovations that will allow the power plant to burn less fossil fuels while making electricity through two turbines, and use waste heat to boil water into steam to heat campus.
Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by Congress will send billions in new public funding to projects that expand broadband and encourage the adoption of zero-emission vehicles, among other initiatives.
Nova Bus, a Canada-based member of Volvo Group, will provide three all-electric buses — manufactured in Plattsburgh, N.Y. — to the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency. The buses utilize BAE Systems technology.
Communities along south Baltimore’s Middle Branch of the Patapsco River have long benefited from the waterfront but are now facing increasing risk of flooding and the negative effects of the warming climate.
Last February, temperatures plummeted in Texas and rendered the power grid useless. Although Gov. Greg Abbott signed reforms to protect the electrical grid, some winterization steps haven't been taken.
Upcoming new Earth-centric missions will provide a more precise look at “everything that’s happening” with the oceans, the land and the atmosphere than ever before, NASA officials have said.