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For FEMA head, trip to wildfire regions reaffirms drive to address climate change

The wildfire season has officials concerned due to its extremely active and early start.

Jul 29, 2021 - Energy & Environment
Heat dome sends temperatures soaring from Oregon to Louisiana

The latest heat wave may not be as potent as the events seen in June, but it is still dangerous.

Jul 29, 2021 - Energy & Environment
Study: Cost of carbon emissions measured in lives lost is high

Millions of lives would be saved if emissions were slashed to zero by 2050, a revised model shows.

Jul 29, 2021 - Energy & Environment
Heat dome roasts Northwest, Central states as "derecho" threat looms in Midwest

The heat is expansive and downright dangerous to public health.

Jul 28, 2021 - Energy & Environment
Australian wildfires had bigger influence on climate than lockdowns: Study

The wildfires acted like a volcanic eruption that cooled the planet, a study finds.

Jul 27, 2021 - Energy & Environment
Drought pushes 2 major U.S. lakes to historic lows

Lake Powell and the Great Salt Lake are both at their lowest capacity on record.

Jul 27, 2021 - Energy & Environment

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Ben Geman, author of Generate
19 hours ago - Politics & Policy

White House: Climate among "root causes" of migration

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The new White House strategy for improving conditions in Central America to slow migration includes helping to build resilience to climate change.

Why it matters: Climate change is increasingly understood as one of many drivers of human displacement, both within and across borders, due to flooding and other extreme weather, effects on food security and more.

Bryan Walsh, author of Future
22 hours ago - Energy & Environment

Study: New Zealand is the best place to wait out the apocalypse

New Zealand's epic Mount Cook. Photo: Sanka Vidanagama/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Kiwis have an edge when it comes to surviving total societal collapse, according to a new study.

Why it matters: Civilization is "in a perilous state," according to the researchers behind the study, and New Zealand's mix of geographical isolation and ability to grow its own food and maintain electricity and manufacturing makes it particularly well-suited to see it through the end times.

Ben Geman, author of Generate
Jul 29, 2021 - Energy & Environment

SEC boss offers rough roadmap on climate plans

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Securities and Exchange Commission chair Gary Gensler yesterday shared his thinking on looming climate risk disclosure rules and said he wants more coherence around climate-friendly investing.

Driving the news: Gensler, in comments yesterday, said he's tasked SEC staff with coming up with a draft regulation by the end of the year.

Bryan Walsh, author of Future
Jul 29, 2021 - Energy & Environment

Americans have been moving where the water isn't

Urban sprawl in Henderson, Nevada, outside of Las Vegas. Photo: David McNew/Getty Image

Even as population growth in the U.S. as a whole slows down, numbers are still rising in the Southwest and Mountain West.

  • One problem: many of these communities are among the most drought-prone in the country, and are likely to get even drier.
Ben Geman, author of Generate
Jul 27, 2021 - Energy & Environment

Private equity giant TPG Capital raises $5.4 billion for new climate fund

Jon Winkelried, co-CEO and partner of TPG Capital LP, speaks during the Bloomberg Equality Summit in New York on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Photo: Bess Adler/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Private equity giant TPG this morning said it raised $5.4 billion for the inaugural round of its TPG Rise Climate fund.

Why it matters: Per the New York Times, it's the "largest climate-focused fund in the world." And there's more coming.

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