The worst drought in at least 12 centuries in the Southwest US, driven by climate change, has left the region really dry. That's according to a new study. The drought began in 2000. It has fueled wildfires, devastated farmland, and reduced water supplies.
Electric vehicles (EV) splashed across TV screens in multi-million-dollar Super Bowl ads. For the first time, EVs dominated over the weekend at the Chicago Auto Show, the US's biggest auto show. Sales of the vehicles around the world more than doubled in 2021, to 6.6 million, over 2020. EVs accounted for nearly 9% of global sales, up from 4%.
Nuclear fusion could be the energy source of the future. We’ve heard that for decades, of course. But scientists say it could be for real this time. They point to a recent breakthrough. It could turn nuclear fusion into a clean and nearly limitless source of climate-friendly energy.
Whaling’s on its way out in Iceland. The tradition dates to the 12th century, when fishermen hunted whales off the shores of the island nation. It plans to end whaling in 2024 as demand for Iceland’s whale meat declines. That will leave Norway and Japan as the only countries where whaling will remain legal.
The world’s newest space race has shifted into high gear, waged not by rival governments, but by car companies seeking to roll across the moon’s surface vehicles driven by future colonists. Among the companies, Toyota plans to build a lunar rover with the help of Japan’s space agency, JAXA.
Thought Question: How do you feel about the pace of climate change? How do you define your role in the matter?
Some of the world’s biggest companies have fallen far short of their pledges to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. That's according to a report released Monday.
A Pennsylvania groundhog named Phil is famous for his weather predictions. On Wednesday, he indicated that the US will suffer through six more weeks of winter. Perhaps proving him right, a major snowstorm has slammed the Midwest.
It seems unthinkable, a Winter Olympics with no real snow. When the 2022 Beijing Olympics open Friday, it will be the first time athletes at Winter Games compete entirely on artificial snow. Climate change has reduced the amount falling from the sky.
A monster “bomb cyclone” dumped 1-3 feet of snow from Maryland to Maine. It lashed coastlines with wind gusts up to 90 mph and heavy flooding. The storm plunged millions of Americans into a dangerous deep freeze. It dumped more than 30 inches of snow in parts of Massachusetts. Boston, no stranger to punishing winter weather, tied its record for its snowiest January day. 23.6 inches fell on Saturday.