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The polar ice caps are melting at an alarming rate, the average global temperature is increasing, and natural disasters are wreaking havoc. We have reached a global consensus that climate change
is real, it is happening now, and we must ...
At least eight people have been killed after one of the most powerful cyclones to hit the Pacific Ocean tore through the islands of Vanuatu early Saturday, multiple news outlets reported.
Packing winds up to 270 kilometers (168 miles) ...
If a city’s water supply is threatened by climate change
, should that city enact a strong climate
action plan? I believe the answer is yes, but few cities throughout the Colorado River basin are moving forward aggressively to address climate
It was 8 degrees in Minneapolis on a recent January day, and out on Interstate 394, snow whipped against the windshields of drivers on their morning commutes. But inside the offices of Cargill, the food conglomerate, Greg Page, the company’s ...
Considering the risk of rising sea levels due to climate change
, President Barack Obama today issued the nation`s first Federal Flood Risk Management Standard for taxpayer-funded projects. He described the Standard as "a flexible framework to ...
Come hell or high water, the residents of St. Kjeld, a Copenhagen neighborhood, will be ready. Actually, skip the hell part. But when the next megastorm hits the Danish capital, St. Kjeld’s residents will be safe and dry. That’s because as of ...
Next December, 196 nations will meet in Paris to agree a course of action to respond to climate change
. They will do so under the auspices of the UN framework convention on climate change
. This is an international treaty negotiated at the Earth ...
After announcing two major global initiatives on climate change
last week, the Obama administration pivoted on Monday to American towns and cities to help them adapt to the impacts of global warming.
The move came after a task force of ...
After announcing a major deal with China to curb emissions and a $3 billion pledge into a fund to help poor countries fight climate change
last week, the Obama administration will turn its focus to American towns and cities to help them adapt to ...
Given recent international turmoil, climate change
may seem like a second-tier priority. In fact, climate change
may be accelerating instability in vulnerable areas of the world. There is a growing number of military, intelligence and security ...
Denmark should ban coal use by 2025 to make the Nordic nation a leader in fighting global warming, adding to green measures ranging from wind energy to bicycle power, Denmark's climate
minister said on Saturday.
Denmark has already taken ...
At least twice in a normal year, the Biscayne Bay rises to swamp the streets of this fashionable resort town in an event known as the “king tide.” Water spills over seawalls and gurgles up through storm drains in what scientists say is a preview ...
National governments have been notoriously slow to address global warming. But a lot of mayors
-- from Seoul to New York to Rio de Janeiro -- are far more enthusiastic about tackling the problem. And, as it turns out, they can do a surprising ...
The federal government issued a new blueprint Wednesday for its efforts to restore the Great Lakes, including plans to clean up 10 contaminated rivers and harbors and step up its attack on poisonous algae blooms that coat parts of three lakes ...
The last time so many world leaders gathered to talk about climate change
, it was an unmitigated debacle: the 2009 Copenhagen summit – intended to chart a international treaty – collapsed amid a welter of recriminations and set back the effort to ...
Some 125 world leaders are expected to commit to action on climate change
at a UN summit Tuesday called to inject momentum in struggling efforts to tackle global warming. The gathering will be the largest ever of governments and heads of ...
When it comes to climate change
, a major part of President Barack Obama's plan is to promote ideas and solutions at state and local levels.
Last month, surrounded by his task force of state, local and tribal leaders, Obama unveiled a ...
Dean Sherwin frowned. He had heard a speaker at the sea-level rise conference he was attending say that half of southeast Florida would be crippled by 2030.
Sherwin stuck up his hand and said that she should correct her choice of ...
Nearly 100 people were killed in the Philippines last week when Typhoon Rammasun roared through, raising doubts about efforts to end the heavy tolls from storms that are only expected to get more intense as the global climate
The White House`s State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate
Preparedness and Resilience met for the fourth and final time Wednesday, emerging with climate
-related recommendations to secure the country`s power supply and some its ...
In a slew of actions, President Obama on Wednesday is unveiling new tools for state, local and tribal leaders that will better prepare them for the impacts of climate change
The unilateral actions, in line with Obama's year of action ...
The world lacks not only the will, but the technology to achieve the deep carbon cuts needed to avert catastrophic climate change
, according to a report presented to the United Nations today by leading research institutions in 15 ...
The two officials chairing UN climate change
negotiations say it is now clearer how a deal to cut global greenhouse gas emissions could come together in 2015.
Reflecting on two weeks of talks in June, Artur Runge-Metzger and Kishan ...
White House officials are spending this week highlighting the public health and economic consequences of climate change
on the one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama's speech to combat address the problem.
On Sunday, ...
A bipartisan group of mayors
from across the country unanimously approved a resolution Monday that calls on cities to use natural solutions to fight the effects of climate change
Attendees of the U.S. Conference of Mayors
voted in ...