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Climate crisis: Tube could become ‘unbearably hot’ and stations left flooded

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is warning that time is running out to act on the climate emergency, which will have devastating effects on the city.

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Is BART prepared for the catastrophic weather events climate change will bring?

In the San Francisco Bay Area, experts predict climate change will be felt far and wide with hotter temperatures, fiercer wildfires and more intense droughts than in previous years.

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Hitachi beefs up net zero strategy with ambitious new supply chain goals

Global technology and engineering giant Hitachi has announced it is to strengthen its net zero strategy by extending its goals for carbon neutrality to cover its entire value chain.

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Pittsburgh City Council to consider traffic rules for electric scooters

The orange-and-black scooters now seen across multiple neighborhoods were introduced July 9 as part of the city's MovePGH program, which the administration touts as a way to increase transportation options while reducing carbon emissions.

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Hayes Brown: Climate change won't stop while America hates trains and walking

With the world depending on a reduced use of fossil fuels, something has to change in the country that has the most cars on the road.

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Q&A: A sustainable transportation advocate explains why bikes and buses, not cars, should be the norm

Covid-19 temporarily upended how people use city streets. Courtney Cobbs says climate change and environmental justice demand more permanent changes to our transportation infrastructure.

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An inconvenient truth (about weed)

Federal laws bar cannabis from crossing state lines, driving up the cost — and the emissions — of an industry using indoor grow operations.
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Surging hybrid car sales are a good sign for Biden’s electric vehicle goals

Hybrid sales have grown faster than electric-vehicle sales for two years, according to data. Many think that’s a step in the right direction for the Biden administration’s ambitious auto goals.
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$1 trillion infrastructure bill pours money into long-delayed needs

The sprawling, 2,702-page bill includes historic investments in traditional projects as well as broadband expansion and funds for some climate projects.
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Michigan officials and climate justice advocates call for investment in clean transportation

Transportation accounts for almost a third of all U.S. emissions and is the single largest source of climate-harming carbon pollution in the U.S.

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Two dozen large cities produce 52 percent of urban carbon emissions

Just 25 cities globally are responsible for 52 percent of urban greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study that highlights the role that cities must play in reaching the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.

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Op-ed: Another road is possible

Years ago when my grandmother was hit by a car near her apartment in East Harlem -- and later run over by a taxi – she became part of the stupefying toll of Americans killed by motor vehicles.

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The Bolivian entrepreneurs tackling pollution with the humble bicycle

A group of young entrepreneurs are pedalling against pollution in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba with their bicycle messenger service Eco Delivery.

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House passes infrastructure bill

House Democrats loaded their infrastructure measure with climate change spending, staking out a contrast with the Senate’s bipartisan bill that President Biden has embraced.
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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

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