Zahra Hirji, Bloomberg

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Past articles by Zahra:

The US Is Now Taking Applications to Run Public EV Chargers

Two grant programs will dole out $2.5 billion over the next five years to build EV chargers in publicly accessible places and along highways. → Read More

Ohio’s Toxic Train Derailment: Photos from East Palestine

Three weeks after a Norfolk Southern train filled with hazardous chemicals caught fire in East Palestine, residents are still reeling. → Read More

What the Ohio Train Derailment Says About the Dark Side of Plastics

The Norfolk Southern crash highlights the environmental and health dangers of the world’s growing reliance on plastics, which two of the train’s hazardous-material cargo are used to make. → Read More

The Race to Waterproof Your Outdoor Gear — Without Toxic Chemicals

From Patagonia to Lululemon, brands are only just starting to ditch dangerous “forever chemicals” in outdoor apparel. → Read More

US clears up confusion over ESG options for retirement funds

Move coincides with rising employee pressure for more climate-friendly investment choices → Read More

Can Climate Labels on Menus Turn People Off Cheeseburgers?

Researchers found that fast-food menus with climate-impact labels can shift people towards choices with lower greenhouse gas emissions. → Read More

16 Ideas for Greener Living

Do your 2023 goals for the new year include lowering your carbon footprint? Here are easy and more challenging tips for an environmentally friendly lifestyle. → Read More

Appliances devour your electricity on the sly

Many plugged-in devices and appliances are using power even when they are not turned on → Read More

What’s in Your 401(k)? Polluters Driving Climate Change

The majority of retirement plans include fossil fuel investments. If you’re worried about the carbon footprint of your savings, here’s a step-by-step guide to shrinking it. → Read More

Justin Trudeau Defends Canada’s Minuscule Climate Progress

A bevy of climate policies championed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have not yet translated into steep pollution cuts in the country. → Read More

You Don’t Have to Be Vegan to Help Save the Planet

Looking for foods that nutritionists and climate scientists agree on? From cutting back on beef to eating more plants, here are tips for a diet that’s better for the body and the environment. → Read More

Ian Photos: Flooded Homes, Washed-Out Roads, Broken Power Poles

As Hurricane Ian moves up the US East Coast, Florida is starting to assess the storm’s damage. → Read More

Hurricane Ian Is a Climate Disaster for the History Books

Ian is the type of storm experts have long warned could strike western Florida. And its destruction is nowhere close to done. → Read More

Biden to Skip UN Meeting as Climate Change Moves to ‘Back Burner’

The US president’s decision to skip informal talks in New York comes as global turmoil threatens to overshadow climate disasters at this week’s United Nations meeting → Read More

Jackson, Mississippi, Water Crisis Previews a Wetter, Hotter US Future

In the state’s capital, climate change is compounding the problems of decaying infrastructure and entrenched inequality. → Read More

How long you keep clothes can help fight climate change

Wearing items twice as many times as before could cut the emissions impact by 44%, report reads → Read More

How Zara is making party dresses from recycled greenhouse gases

Items include 20% of a type of polyester made with an ingredient sourced from industrial carbon emissions → Read More

Greening air travel will not be plane sailing

Aviation is one of the hardest industries to wean off fossil fuels → Read More

2021 Was One Of The Hottest Years On Record, Scientists Say

“Temperatures will keep rising as long as we keep increasing greenhouse gases,” one climate scientist said. → Read More

COP26: Climate Change Inaction Costs More Than Policies

Failing to act on climate change, climate experts warn, will cost even more money. So we tried to calculate just how much. → Read More