Climate Change

Floods and firestorms can spread toxins from Superfund sites

Wildfires and flooding exacerbated by climate change threaten to unleash contaminants from some of the most polluted sites across the United States, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) warned in a report publicly released Monday. According to the watchdog agency, about 60 percent of these sites are vulnerable to extreme weather events made worse by a…

How Airports Are Protecting Themselves Against Rising Seas

Next fall, San Francisco International Airport plans to begin environmental studies for its next big construction project. The $587 million project, targeted for completion in 2035, won’t produce another terminal, runway, or amenity for the airport’s 55 million annual passengers. It will be a seawall, an 8-mile-long bastion of steel and concrete. It will also…

Billionaire Buys ‘Climate Change’ on Google

When you have Mike Bloomberg money, there is no shortage of ways to spend it. And running for president opens up a whole new world of blowing through cash.Bloomberg announced he was seeking the Democratic nomination for president earlier this week along with plans to spend up to $1 billion of his own fortune on…

How Climate Change Is Erasing the Past

When Omar El Akkad returned to the playground where he snuck his first kiss as a teenager in Doha, Qatar, he was dismayed to find the swings and slides replaced with skyscrapers and hotels. But the rapid urban transformation of one of the richest countries on Earth reminded him of another kind of obliteration, a…