Stories tagged: "climate change"

The Oak Park Motel was destroyed by the flames of the Beachie Creek Fire east of Salem, Ore., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.  (Rob Schumacher/Statesman-Journal via AP, Pool)
Experts Warn of Mass Migrations in as Little as 30 Years as America Grapples With Changing Climate

New research model shows large swaths of the United States will become uninhabitable due to rising heat, humidity, and sea levels.

While the economic toll of 2020's wildfires is still not known, the US has experienced huge increases in billion-dollar weather disasters in the past four decades due to climate change (AP Photo/Noah Berger).
Billion-Dollar Disasters Are More Frequent Than Ever in the US—Wildfires Are Only Part of That Toll

Wildfires in the West will have an enormous financial toll, but they are part of a more worrying trend of huge financial losses tied to extreme weather events caused by climate change.

Eden McCarthy pets her dog Hina in the rubble of her home destroyed by the Almeda Fire, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Talent, Ore. (AP Photo/John Locher)
‘A New Future’: 40,000 Evacuate, the Skies Turn Red, and Air Quality Plummets as Fires Burn in the West

The wildfires have led to surreal, dystopian conditions across the West that, more than any data or report, visibly highlight the growing and very real threat of climate change.

Biden's climate change plan is specifically focused on building a US economy around preventing further climate change (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).
Climate Change Will Collapse the US Economy—These Five Policies Could Stop That From Happening

Economists and financial analysts believe that climate change will likely decimate the US economy. And the only way to stop that from happening is by creating a sustainable economy that fights climate change.

Graphic by COURIER/Denzel Boyd; Image via screengrab
Why Jennifer Lopez Wants Moms to Vote in Honor of Their Kids

Other celebrities taking part in the viral challenge include Salma Hayek, Zoe Saldana, Karla Souza, and Eva Longoria Bastón.

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks after Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden introduced her as his running mate during a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, DE. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Kamala Harris Has Been Fighting for Environmental Justice Since 2005

As San Francisco's district attorney, Harris started the city's first environmental just unit fifteen years ago.

Workers board up shops in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in advance of storms expected to make landfall on the Southern Louisiana coast. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Senate Democrats Target Fossil Fuel Companies as Frequency of Extreme Weather Events Increases

“It is a very specific and successful attack on American democracy by an industry with truly massive financial motivation to corrupt democratic institutions.”