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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.

Heat index values climb above 108 Tuesday. Highs will remain over 100 degrees throughout the week, with the lowest lows at 75. The spike comes Thursday when temps climb above 105, according to the National Weather Center.
The real threat to fire management is death by a thousand cuts, each breakdown leading to shutdowns, each partisan group extracting a concession, that together so encumber the practice that it can’t be implemented.
With heat index values expected to rise to between 100 and 110 degrees, the National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Warning covering all of western Ohio set to remain in effect through Wednesday night.
The California Air Resources Board held the first of two hearings to consider a new requirement to transition the state to 100 percent electric vehicle sales by 2035. The board is expected to finalize the rule this year.
A skyscraper built entirely from local timber not only reduces the amount of greenhouse gas-emitting construction materials, but also captures carbon from the atmosphere and uses AI to analyze its energy needs.
The Chicago-based firm helps cities, universities and other organizations spot ways to reuse materials, which in turn can reduce costs, waste and carbon emissions. The company operates in the “circular economy” space.
Efforts like reducing carbon emissions are important to fight climate change, but cities should also be looking at how they can reinforce roads, stabilize electric grids and use new technologies to build resilient communities.
Prolonged drought, severe sea-level rise, dramatic flooding, raging wildfires. Climate change is having tangible impacts in regions across the country. Here’s what the models are telling us.
As natural disasters grow more severe across the country, local governments are increasingly using predictive analytics to understand where and when an emergency will impact their communities.
Representatives with the Army Corps of Engineers met with Wilson County officials on Tuesday to discuss area floodplains and how the county can more effectively stand up against damaging flood scenarios.