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When There’s No Heat: ‘You Need Wood, You Get Wood’

Community wood banks, like food banks, help people in need. Climate change is shaping their role.

Texas Storms, California Heat Waves and ‘Vulnerable’ Utilities

In California, wildfires and heat waves in recent years forced utilities to shut off power to millions of homes and businesses. Now, Texas is...

Meet Elizabeth Ann, the First Cloned Black-Footed Ferret

Last year, Ben Novak drove across the country to spend New Year’s Eve with a black-footed ferret. Elizabeth Ann had just turned 21 days...

Texas Blackouts Hit Minority Neighborhoods Especially Hard

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — When the lights went out Monday night in the Alazán-Apache housing project in San Antonio — which stands in one...

How Pandemic Lunches Gave Me Hope for the Planet

Leftovers. Leftovers may be the key to saving the planet.During the pandemic, there has been a lot of chicken. Chicken thighs with skin and...

Biden’s Climate Task Force Opens for Business, Aiming to Restore ‘Credibility’

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris and White House aides convened cabinet secretaries and the acting heads of 21 federal agencies on Thursday to...

Thieves Nationwide Are Slithering Under Cars, Swiping Catalytic Converters

About 80 percent of demand for palladium and rhodium now comes from the automotive sector. At the same time, the effects of the pandemic...

G.M.’s Profits From Trucks and S.U.V.s Fuel Its Electric Quest

Despite a pandemic that shuttered auto factories for nearly two months and sent car sales tumbling, General Motors made more than $6 billion last...

True Crime With a Climate Connection

Automakers are starting to get more serious about the transition to electric vehicles, and that means they’re going to need rechargeable batteries. Lots of...

Achoo! Climate Change Lengthening Pollen Season in U.S., Study Shows

Among the many disasters climate change is wreaking around the world, scientists have now identified a more personal one: It’s making allergy season worse.That...

Beauty, Serenity, Stillness: An Ode to the Final Miles of the Mississippi River

Growing up in the frigid confines of Endwell, N.Y., I tried to escape the endless winters and year-round rain by visiting my local library,...

‘Freight Train’ Storm Will Bring Up to 8 Inches of Snow to the East

A storm likened to a freight train — powerful and large — will bring half a foot of snow to many parts of the...

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WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, beginning the rollout of millions...

Digidog, a Robotic Dog Used by the Police, Stirs Privacy Concerns

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Golden Globes 2021: What to Watch For

LOS ANGELES — “Mank,” David Fincher’s black-and-white tale of Old Hollywood, is nominated for six trophies at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, the most of...