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In the space of 48 hours, Secretary of State John Kerry likened climate change
to a weapon of mass destruction, Newt Gingrich called Kerry delusional, Sunday talk shows argued about it and President Barack Obama announced another executive action ...
When Lynn Buehring leaves her doctor's office in San Antonio she makes sure her inhaler is on the seat beside her, then steers her red GMC pickup truck southeast on U.S. 181, toward her home on the South Texas prairie.About 40 miles down ...
In the most unlikely of political talk show face-offs, Bill Nye ("The Science Guy") will debate Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn Sunday on climate change
and what's up with recent weather in Sochi, Russia and the United States
(not a ...
Last Monday night, when environmentalist activists staged 280 candlelight vigils in 49 states
to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline-in Washington, D.C., demonstrators inflated a giant black tube in front of the White House-many no doubt ...
The State Department's long-awaited environmental review of Keystone XL on Friday sparked cautious optimism on both sides of the contentious pipeline debate, underscoring the public pressure facing the Obama administration before midterm ...
Tunisia, the starting place for the massive protests three years ago that came to be known as the Arab Spring, did something remarkable this week: it embedded climate change
into its constitution.
The constitution, praised as one of the ...
I have made my position on the Keystone XL pipeline quite clear. Approving this hotly debated pipeline would send America down the wrong path. The science tells us now is the time that we should be throwing everything we have into creating a ...
Thanks to climate change
, extreme weather disasters have hammered the United States
with increasing frequency in recent years--from drought and wildfires to coastal storms and flooding.
It is perhaps surprising, then, that the U.S. ...
Two realities threaten the well-being of future generations. The first is global warming. In the words of the most recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
, "each of the last three decades has been successively warmer at the ...
On a wintry morning in Washington DC (the area is awaiting a fresh blast of Arctic air and a 40F plunge in temperatures) Rachel Kyte, World Bank Group vice-president and special envoy for climate change
, answers the door to her clapboard house ...
This is part of The North, a Globe investigation of unprecedented change
, to the climate
, culture and politics
of Canada’s last frontier. Join the conversation with #GlobeNorthThe Globe’s Artic Circle panel of experts and leaders is ...
With his country’s foreign minister in tow, Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer walked the marble corridors of the U.S. Capitol yesterday pitching the prize his nation is seeking: the Keystone XL pipeline.
“It always makes more sense in our ...
Just after noon on Sept. 4, 2010, a squat, yellow-black cargo ship lumbered out of the Norwegian port of Kirkenes. Naked ridges of glacially scarred granite slid by on either side as the Nordic Barents motored toward the open sea with 41,000 tons ...
President Obama yesterday nominated Suzette Kimball to lead the U.S. Geological Survey, the government's premier science agency.
Kimball, a 15-year veteran of the $1.1 billion agency, is currently deputy director and has been serving as ...
Temperatures have plunged to record lows on the East Coast, and once again Peter Gwynne is being heralded as a journalist ahead of his time. By some.
Gwynne, now 72, is a bit chagrinned that a long career of distinguished science and ...
Impossible to achieve sustainable development without addressing climate change
"Extremely dangerous," "Do not travel" -- these are the phrases that have welcomed in the new year along the East Coast of the United States
. Extreme ...
Seven billion people and growing. A quarter of them living in poverty. Unsustainable -- and unequal -- resource use. Landscapes vanishing, along with their nonhuman inhabitants. Global warming upending natural systems. These are tough times on ...
2013 was among the hottest years ever, spurred by the highest accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere on record.
2013 was another year of extreme weather. It began in January with sweltering temperatures in Australia. ...
It is probably a safe bet that very few Americans unwrapping a brand-new iPhone left under their Christmas tree are thinking about its impact on the global climate
.I have some good news for them, and some bad.No, Apple hasn’t ...
The winds, at more than 150 kilometres per hour, flattened almost all the homes, leaving bodies washed as far as 90 kilometres from the coast. Rice fields were destroyed, thousands died, many more were displaced, and, ever since, the soil has ...
In just seven words, Jane Long summed up three days of intense discussion last week about energy and climate
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
A senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund and a retired Lawrence ...
The entire Year of Air has been marked by repeated calls from scientists for urgent action, yet the Commission's response is 'yes, but not until 2030.
The new package comes amid concerns that cleaner air quality has become increasingly ...
The latest climate
talks in Warsaw may have achieved little in the way of action on climate change
, but they were even worse for biodiversity. In fact, since early climate
talks in the 1990s, biodiversity has vanished from international and ...
New York City and New Bern, North Carolina both face the same projected rise in sea levels, but while one is preparing for the worst, the other is doing nothing on principle. A glimpse into America's contradictory climate change
Conventional wisdom says environmentalism suffered a near-death experience in 2010, when a sweeping climate change
bill ran aground in the Democratic-run Senate. But aspiring eulogists for the green movement have gotten ample material in the ...