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Toyota Led on Clean Cars. Now Critics Say It Works to Delay Them.

 

The auto giant bet on hydrogen power, but as the world moves toward electric the company is fighting climate regulations in an apparent effort to buy time.

As China Boomed, It Didn’t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must.

 

China’s breathtaking economic growth created cities ill-equipped to face extreme weather. Last week’s dramatic floods showed that much will have to change.

In Charleston, S.C., Saving Historic Homes Means Hoisting Them in the Air

 

A city known for extraordinary architecture is coming to terms with intensifying storms, a rising sea and streets that flood with distressing regularity.

Climate Crisis Turns World’s Subways Into Flood Zones

 

Swift, deadly flooding in China this week inundated a network that wasn’t even a decade old, highlighting the risks faced by cities globally.

The Science of Climate Change Explained: Facts, Evidence and Proof

 

Definitive answers to the big questions.

How Green Are Electric Vehicles?

 

In short: Very green. But plug-in cars still have environmental effects. Here’s a guide to the main issues and how they might be addressed.

Pacific Northwest Heat Wave Study Predicts More Extreme Heat

 

A study suggests that the world can expect more record-shattering heat waves in the future, unless drastic action is taken to curb climate change.

India Landslides and Floods From Monsoon Rains Kill Scores

 

Every monsoon season poses risks to the country, but this one is shaping up as especially destructive as climate change turbocharges rainfall.

Jill Biden, Changing the Fashion Game at the Olympics

 

Cheering the American Olympians, the first lady broke with recent sartorial customs.

Flood Deaths in China Show Road Risks From Climate Change

 

At least four people died in a highway tunnel in central China that flooded at the same time as a subway tunnel after eight inches of rain fell in a single hour.

When Euphemisms (but Never Sharks) Attack

 

Plus, orphaned grizzlies, baby deer in the shower, hoot-owl restrictions and more in the Friday edition of the Science Times newsletter.

Russia Signs Deal With Dubai Logistics Company to Navigate Thawing Arctic

 

DP World, a leading logistics company, agreed on Friday to cooperate with a Russian state company on shipping ventures in the Arctic Ocean.

It’s a Grizzly Bear Survival Program. For Grizzly Bears.

 

In British Columbia, researchers have undertaken a unique challenge: tracking orphan grizzly cubs, reared in a shelter, to see whether they can thrive back in the wild.

How to Calm Your Climate Anxiety

 

Between wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes, we’re all feeling nervous about the future. But stewing or ignoring the problem won’t ease your burden.

Putting a Price on Pollution

 

The European Union has an ambitious plan to phase out the bloc’s reliance on fossil fuels. Will it work?

Washington Issues Warning Not to Eat Raw Shellfish After 'Heat Dome'

 

Health officials said that high temperatures and low tides were likely to blame for an outbreak of vibriosis, an intestinal disease associated with eating raw oysters and other shellfish.

National Weather Service Will Send Mobile Alerts for ‘Destructive’ Thunderstorms

 

The agency hopes the alerts will get people to take shelter before a thunderstorm unleashes baseball-size hail or winds of at least 80 m.p.h.

The West Is Burning. Covid Is Surging. U.S. Politics Are Stagnant.

 

Despite raging crises, the gears of government seem as stuck as ever, partly because Americans interpret the events “from the framework they started with,” as one political scientist put it.

New Extreme Weather Record? Not So Fast.

 

The process of formally vetting an extreme weather record can require months or years of investigation. A few have been rejected.

Across the Country in an Automobile Built for Two

 

A Times reporter leaving New Jersey for a new job in Texas asks his 2008 Smart car for one more easy-parking adventure.

Red Tide Piles Up Dead Fish on Florida Beaches

 

“This,” proclaimed an editorial in The Tampa Bay Times last week, “is what climate change smells like.”

PG&E Aims to Curb Wildfire Risk by Burying Many Power Lines

 

The California utility said the work would involve about 10,000 miles of its network, a project potentially costing tens of billions of dollars.

Maine Will Make Companies Pay for Recycling. Here’s How It Works.

 

The law aims to take the cost burden of recycling away from taxpayers. One environmental advocate said the change could be “transformative.”

Rural Oregon Awaits Bootleg Fire Evacuations: 'Everybody Is Freaking Out.'

 

A family prepared to evacuate as the Bootleg Fire burned closer to their home and restaurant. In another town, T-shirts memorialized the nation’s largest blaze.

Iran's Problems Compounded by Water Shortages

 

A prolonged drought worsened by climate change and government mismanagement has added a volatile new element to the swirl of challenges in Iran, ranging from the pandemic to U.S. sanctions.

This Butterfly Was the First in North America That People Made Extinct

 

New research suggests the iconic Xerces blue butterfly may have been its own species.

Climate Change Comes for Rich Countries

 

Brutal heat and deadly floods show a world unprepared to cope with extreme weather.

Jeff Bezos vows to fight climate change, but space tourism could do more harm, critics say.

 

Mr. Bezos says space tourism is a first step toward moving people (and heavy industry) into space to avert an energy crisis on Earth.

Jonathan Kanter Will Lead Antitrust at the Justice Dept.

 

Jonathan Kanter will lead the Justice Department’s trustbusting unit.

British Columbia Declares a State of Emergency as Wildfires Rage

 

Nearly 300 fires in British Columbia have prompted evacuation orders affecting more than 5,700 people, officials said.

Your Wednesday Briefing

 

India’s Covid deaths could be in the millions.

To Battle Climate Change, Begin With Your Air-Conditioner

 

In “After Cooling,” Eric Dean Wilson explores the ways that temperature-controlled environments contribute to the climate crisis.

Bezos' Remark on Amazon Prompts Backlash Over His Vast Wealth

 

The world’s richest man thanked Amazon employees and customers for making his flight to space possible.

Democrats Prepare for Vote on Tracy Stone-Manning to Lead Bureau of Land Management

 

As a graduate student in the 1980s, Tracy Stone-Manning was linked to a tree-spiking effort by environmentalists. Republicans say that makes her unfit to lead the Bureau of Land Management.

France Passes Climate Law, but Critics Say It Falls Short

 

The law bans some short flights, requires more vegetarian school meals and curbs wasteful plastic packaging. But activists say it’s not enough.