"In the country that gave the world the word tsunami, the Japanese nuclear establishment largely disregarded the potentially destructive force of the walls of water. The word did not even appear in government guidelines until 2006, decades after plants — including the Fukushima Daiichi facility that firefighters are still struggling to get under control — began dotting the Japanese coastline."
"Federal agencies suggest caution in U.S. bat research to avoid transmitting the novel coronavirus to wildlife."
"In mid-April, hundreds of scientists from around the world were supposed to fly to Ecuador for a five-day meeting about the latest research on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere."
"Companies report billions in losses and decreased value of assets, but still plan to expand oil and gas production going forward. "
"What was once Hurricane Isaias has been downgraded to a tropical storm after making landfall late Monday night in North Carolina. The National Hurricane Center said in its 5 a.m. ET advisory Tuesday that threats of tornadoes were beginning to spread into southeastern Virginia."
"The Apple Fire burning in parts of Riverside and San Bernardino counties has grown to at least 20,516 acres and is 5% contained, the California Interagency Incident Management Team said."
"Two Northern California wildfires have merged to form one that exceeds the size of last year’s biggest blaze in the state, fire officials said Thursday morning."
"Officials across the Caribbean and the southern U.S. have urged citizens to brace for Hurricane Isaias after the storm gained strength and barreled over Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic."
"As climate change raises sea levels, storm surges and high tides will push farther inland, a team of researchers says."
"Torrential rains have submerged at least a quarter of Bangladesh, washing away the few things that count as assets for some of the world’s poorest people — their goats and chickens, houses of mud and tin, sacks of rice stored for the lean season." "The country’s latest calamity illustrates a striking inequity of our time: The people least responsible for climate change are among those most hurt by its consequences."