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Nidhi Sharma

Nidhi Sharma is an associate producer with the NBC News Climate Unit.

Nidhi Sharma is an associate producer with the NBC News Climate Unit.

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California bill would force large companies to disclose greenhouse gas emissions

A first-of-its-kind bill that would require large companies operating in California to publicly disclose their greenhouse gas emissions passed the state Senate this week despite strong opposition from some business interests.

'Peak oil' could be on the horizon, but new fossil fuel projects are pushing ahead

Demand for fossil fuels is set to peak by the end of the decade, according to a new projection from the International Energy Agency — but it might not be enough to curb the worst impacts of climate change or outpace new fossil fuel projects.
17d ago

Fall on hold as temperatures soar across the U.S.

Fall lovers hoping for cooler September temperatures will have to wait a bit longer for autumn, as temperatures soar 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit higher than average across the Northeast, Midwest and southern Plains over the next few days.

With boos, a pushback on climate denialism at the first GOP debate

The Republican Party’s varied and evolving ideas on how to address climate change were front and center Wednesday night at the first Republican presidential debate.
30d ago

Dangerous heat for over 93 million in Midwest and South

Daily highs in the Midwest were forecast by the weather service to reach up to 20 degrees above average, with many areas expected to set new records.

U.S. hurricane deaths concentrated in vulnerable counties, research finds

People in socially vulnerable counties have accounted for the vast majority of deaths from hurricanes in the U.S. over the past 30 years, according to a wide-ranging study that drew on decades of data.

With students back in classrooms, schools work to deal with ongoing heat

Following the hottest July on record, school districts in some of the most sweltering cities in the United States are preparing to start the academic year while working to keep their students cool and ready to learn.

Another week of heat ahead for millions across the U.S.

About 70 million people remained under heat alerts Monday afternoon after a record-breaking weekend of warmth across much of the U.S.

A Mississippi community takes on a U.K. energy giant over pollution concerns

During the last weeks of July, a handful of residents from Gloster, a majority-Black, low-income community in southwest Mississippi, prepared for a meeting with Drax Group, a U.K.-based energy company that operates a wood pellet production plant in the small town.

More than 40 million people in the U.S. live in urban heat islands, climate group finds

About 41 million people in the U.S. live in urban heat islands, where city topography elevates temperatures by at least 8 degrees Fahrenheit, according to an analysis published Wednesday by Climate Central, a nonprofit research group.

Monthlong heat wave to expand into Northern California, parts of Idaho and Oregon

Another day of extreme heat is sweeping across the United States on Friday, with daily high temperature records broken Thursday in several cities including Phoenix at 119 degrees Fahrenheit and Imperial, California, at 118 F. About 84 million people are under heat advisories.