This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. Growing up in Bangladesh’s sprawling capital of Dhaka, Farzana Faruk Jhumu learned about the
Few species have proved as adaptable as Homo sapiens. From their origin in the Horn of Africa, modern humans extended their reach to the frigid plains of Siberia, the torrid deserts of
This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. In September of 2020, California was in the midst of a record-setting heat wave.
Miami, Oklahoma is caught in a vice, being squeezed from both sides. To the north, dust from abandoned lead mines is seeping into the ground and into waterways. To the south, homeowners
When Hurricane Laura slammed into Lake Charles, Louisiana at the end of August, it downed power lines, felled trees and stripped roofs off houses in its path. After the storm passed and
In July, Lorenzo Pernigotti, a seasoned mountain climber who has summited over 100 peaks in the Alps, scaled Aiguilles du Diable—“devil’s horns” in English—a set of rock towers on one of 11 major high pointsin
Record heat across California last weekend spurred Golden Staters to blast their air conditioners. The strain on the power grid was so great that California’s grid operator started rationing electricity. For the