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Heat Is Killing US Workers as OSHA Takes Its Sweet Time

Getty Images This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Every year, heat causes at least 170,000 work-related injuries and as many as 2,000 fatalities. It’s one of the top five causes of workplace injuries and deaths, and summers are getting hotter. Despite the growing risk of heat, the Occupational…

The Nightmare Politics and Sticky Science of Hacking the Climate

Getty Images This story was originally published by WIRED and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  One way to fight climate change may be to…do more climate change. “Geoengineering” is a broad term encompassing distinct techniques for hacking the climate, split into two main groups: There’s carbon dioxide removal (CDR), which could mean sucking carbon…