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Climate

An Early Leader on Clean Cars Now Works to Delay Them

When Toyota paid almost $1 billion to become an official sponsor of the Tokyo Olympics, the company hoped the event would be an opportunity to put a spotlight on its hydrogen fuel-cell cars.That technology, unlike traditional gas-powered cars, produces...

Is This the End of Summer as We’ve Known It?

LOS ANGELES — In the state that perfected if not invented the American summer, the smell of 17 million gallons of spilled sewage lingered last week on a Southern California beach. There were bare rocks where snow once capped...

Jill Biden, Changing the Fashion Game

The game of first lady fashion is one played 12 months a year, at pretty much any time, watched by a global mass of avid spectators who care for reasons national, personal and political. Participants are drafted as soon...

Finding the ‘Believers’ Who Will Remake a Damaged Earth

BELIEVERSMaking a Life at the End of the WorldBy Lisa Wells“Believers” is a young woman’s book of wandering at a time when our human footprint on earth matters more than ever. Lisa Wells follows a cast of unruly and...

How to Plant a Street Tree

“You can’t just go and cut concrete and put a tree in the ground,” says Rose Tileston, who is 32 and works on urban tree-planting projects across the country as part of her job at American Forests, a nonprofit...

Why was Pacific Northwest heat off the charts? Recent research offers clues.

The ferocious heat wave that hit the Pacific Northwest in late June stunned some climate scientists because it was so much more extreme than anything the region had experienced before.In most heat waves, if local temperature records are broken,...

Scores Die in India as Monsoon Rains Swamp Towns and Send Boulders Tumbling

NEW DELHI — Within seconds, the scenic mountain valley resembled a war zone.“Guys, we have to run!” said a man filming the devastation unfolding in his hillside town in northern India on Sunday, as a landslide set off by...

As China Boomed, It Didn’t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must.

China’s breakneck growth over the last four decades erected soaring cities where there had been hamlets and farmland. The cities lured factories, and the factories lured workers. The boom lifted hundreds of millions of people out of the poverty...

Toyota Led on Clean Cars. Now Critics Say It Works to Delay Them.

On paper, Toyota’s approach to zero-emissions vehicles, the hydrogen fuel cell, is a dream: Unlike battery-powered electric vehicles, these cars carry hydrogen tanks and fuel cells that turn the hydrogen into electricity. They refuel and accelerate quickly, and can...

In Charleston, S.C., Saving Historic Homes Means Hoisting Them in the Air

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Over the course of 150 years, the generations who lived in the handsome house at 17 Logan St. shared a similar experience when walking out of the front door: There were four or five steps to...
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FDA allows automatic ‘generic’ swap for brand-name insulin

U.S. regulators took action Wednesday that will make it easier to get a cheaper, near-copy of a brand-name insulin...
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