As innocuous as it may seem, the common household air conditioner is a significant contributor to climate change.
Atlantic Canada has been left reeling from the impacts of one of the largest and most dangerous ocean storms to ever hit the region.
Coastal urban centers around the world are urgently looking for new, sustainable water sources as their local supplies become less reliable. In the U.S., the issue is especially pressing in California, which is coping with a record-setting, multidecadal drought.
The U.S. Senate voted to ratify an international treaty on Sept. 21, 2022, and join 137 other countries in agreeing to phase out a class of climate-warming chemicals that are widely used as coolants in refrigerators, air conditioners and heat pumps.
The powerful remnants of Typhoon Merbok pounded Alaska's western coast on Sept. 17, 2022, pushing homes off their foundations and tearing apart protective berms as water flooded communities.
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a package of new climate initiatives into law Friday, touting them as aggressive moves to address pollution and accelerate a clean energy transition in the Golden State.
The 1960s and 1970s were a golden age of infrastructure development in the U.S., with the expansion of the interstate system and widespread construction of new water treatment, wastewater and flood control systems reflecting national priorities in public health and national defense. But infrastructure requires maintenance, and, eventually, it has to be replaced.
In the U.S. West, several states were under heat advisories as September began, facing what the National Weather Service described as a "prolonged and possibly record heat wave" - including in areas contending with wildfire smoke.
Two months of scorching heatwaves and drought plunged China into an energy security crisis.