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The first five months of this year were the driest on record in California, with reservoirs in the state at 20 percent below normal levels
The Capitol Power Plant, which provides heating and cooling to the sprawling Capitol campus, is the largest single source of carbon emissions in Washington.
55 percent of Republicans in the House of Representatives and 65 percent of those in the Senate reject the science behind climate change or oppose action on climate change
Rainstorms that are said to be the worst in five decades have flooded large areas of southwest China, washing out bridges, setting off a landslide that buried dozens of people and destroying a memorial to victims of the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan Province that flattened large parts of the same area. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters and Editors Enlarge This Image China Daily, via Reuters Firefighters used a rope to help a woman walk across flood waters on Tuesday after heavy rains hit China's Sichuan Province. The state news media reported Wednesday that heavy rains, which began last weekend, have killed more than 50 people across China and disrupted two million lives.
An intense thunderstorm flooded expressways in and around Toronto, shut down the city’s transit system, closed one of its airports and led to power failures that affected hundreds of thousands of customers on Monday evening. More than three inches of rain, about the average rainfall the city receives in all of July, fell in about one hour during the evening rush hour.
Since 1970, Arizona has warmed at a rate 0.72 degrees per decade, the fastest among the 50 states
The chief economist at the International Energy Agency recommends leaving two-thirds of all fossil fuels in the ground
The Ogallala is a mined aquifer,” said Danny Krienke, a board member of the North Plains Groundwater Conservation District, an authority that spans eight counties and is overseeing the demonstration project. “That means we’re pumping out more than what is being recharged
more than nine million acres went up in flames during one of the worst fire seasons on record