The Slow Bake of Our Infrastructure

[ad_1] As England, Spain and huge swaths of the U.S. deal with record-shattering high temperatures, the time has come to stop looking at heat and heat waves as temporary inconveniences. As the climate warms, heat waves have become longer, more frequent and more...

U.S. Jump-Starts Effort to Curb Residential CO 2 Emissions

[ad_1] CLIMATEWIRE | In 2010, the Dutch government launched a program to sharply cut carbon dioxide emissions from one of the world’s largest and most problematic sources: homes. It put up $40 million and called it “Energiesprong,” or “Energy Jump” in English. The...

Why Was Afghanistan’s Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake So Devastating?

[ad_1] This week eastern Afghanistan was struck by a middle-of-the night earthquake that became the country’s deadliest in two decades. The epicenter was in the province of Paktika, about 30 miles from the city of Khost. Hundreds of homes and buildings collapsed....

We Need to Improve Indoor Air Quality: Here’s How and Why

[ad_1] We spend 90 percent of our lives indoors, yet most of us seldom spare a thought for the quality of the air we breathe there. More than a century ago, pioneering nurse and statistician Florence Nightingale proclaimed the importance of open air and bedroom...

Biden Order Will Boost Heat Pumps and Building Insulation

[ad_1] CLIMATEWIRE | Solar panels are getting their moment in the sun after President Joe Biden yesterday invoked the Defense Production Act to jump-start the renewable energy sector. But just as important — if less flashy — are two other things Biden’s order seeks to...