Learn about the changing US environment with reports on climate, fire risks, floods, and other natural disasters. See how these topics intersect with policies on natural resources and environmental protections.
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The average age of a dam in the United States is 61 years, leaving them susceptible to structural failure risks.
Tampa, Florida has had the biggest increase in heat wave frequency. Philadelphia has experienced the greatest increase in heat wave intensity.
The White House has invested in an ambitious plan of deploying nuclear fusion on the electrical grid in the 2030s. While the science is still developing, fusion has the potential to dramatically alter the clean energy landscape.
While honey bee colonies have recovered in recent years, data on wild bee populations makes it unclear how fast these essential pollinators are dying off.
The average air quality in Arizona is considered unhealthy, while Hawaii has the country’s best air quality.
Cities in the Southwestern US have the country’s worst air quality.
Carbon capture is getting increasing attention as a part of the nation’s long-term climate goals. New Energy Department data identifies 58 active projects across the US.
The US lost 80% of its global solar market share from 2009 to 2019.
The Inflation Reduction Act aims to reduce emissions from agriculture and natural gas systems, the top two sources of methane emissions