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For most Western societies, climate change
has largely been an “out of sight, out of mind” issue. Even the disasters that we have seen in America – more extreme droughts, floods, hurricanes, etc. – have not been enough to spark meaningful action ...
could kill up to 90 percent of the forests covering the Rocky Mountains, warned the nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists today in a new study based in part on projections made by the U.S. Forest Service.
Extreme heat ...
This small city on the Wasatch Front south of Salt Lake City seems an unlikely locale for what could turn out to be an important battle against climate change
. But here, in a modest building housing the U.S. Forest Service’s Shrub Sciences ...
When we burn fossil fuels, carbon pollution is released into Earth's closed atmosphere. As the concentration of heat-trapping gas builds up over decades, this insidious pollution accelerates climate change
, triggers asthma attacks and respiratory ...
With near unanimous Republican opposition to any action on climate change
, a new memo by Washington Sen. Patty Murray reveals one way Democrats could change
conservative minds: appeal to their wallets.
“This is not just an environmental ...
There is an increase in the number of people seeking medical treatment for kidney stones as climate change worsens
, says a new study published in the Environmental Health Perspectives journal of the National Institute of Environmental Health ...
A digital image by Angelica Rojas Gracia prepared for the Visions and Pathways 200 project. It shows a bicycle highway built above train lines at North Melbourne station.
As the conversation turns to the death of Melbourne's trees the ...
US credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has ranked Cambodia’s economy and creditworthiness as the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change
Of 116 nations measured by S&P as part of a vulnerability index published last month – ...
Will it take a disaster to respond to climate change
A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers last week released a series of detailed science-based scenarios envisioning life in 2070 in the Madison area’s Yahara Watershed, ...
Springtime in California. Birds chirping, flowers blooming. And this year wildfires raging, winds howling, and heat pounding.
In Southern California, almost a dozen fires sent tens of thousands of residents fleeing their homes as ...
Global climate change
is baking Southwestern cities, intensifying wildfires and straining water supplies, and the worst is yet to come, scientists say in the latest National Climate
Assessment released Tuesday.
The Earth is heating ...
s in the Puerto Rican climate
over the past three decades have caused small but significant change
s to the coqui frog, the territory`s national animal. UCLA biologists have found that not only have male coquis become smaller, but their ...
The forestry sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is completely out of control, according to a new eye-opening report. Put together by the Chatham House, the report estimates that at least 87 percent of logging in the DRC was illegal ...
Facilities burning biomass emit more air pollutants, including carbon dioxide, per megawatt-hour than those that burn coal, according to a Partnership for Policy Integrity report.
The April 2 report, “Trees, Trash, and Toxics: How ...
Jim Hall, a Professor of Climate
and Environmental Risks at the Environmental Change
Institute, University of Oxford, has come out in support the IPCC's climate change
report. The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
California`s epic drought got even worse last week. The U.S. Drought Monitor reports that the area of California under moderate drought (or worse) rose from 94.6 percent of the state to a stunning 99.8 percent. The area under extreme or ...
Activist investors will put forward a record 142 shareholder resolutions during the upcoming proxy season asking corporations to strengthen their environmental commitments in areas ranging from greenhouse gas reductions and energy efficiency to ...
Secretary of State John Kerry today spoke in stark terms about the dangers of climate change
and compared those who deny it is happening to people who believe the world is flat.
Calling climate change
"catastrophic," Kerry called on ...
The only way now into the heart of the village of Moorland on the Somerset Levels, the epicentre of the unprecedented battering Britain is taking from the elements, is in an amphibious vehicle or on a tractor trailer. Mark and Kate Kirby were ...
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he remains confident the Keystone XL pipeline will eventually be built even as President Barack Obama delays making a decision on the $5.4 billion project.
“He’s punted,” Harper said of Obama ...
He sat shirtless on his thin bamboo floor in a home built on posts rising out of the Banda Sea.
Tadi had just returned in his dugout canoe from scanning crevices in a nearby reef for octopus. He and his neighbors spend every day this way ...
Rejecting TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s $5.4 billion Keystone XL pipeline due to carbon emissions in the oil sands would set a precedent for all U.S. infrastructure projects, Chief Executive Officer Russ Girling said.It would be harder to ...
Developed and developing nations were deadlocked Wednesday over how to raise aid to help developing countries cope with global warming, in another setback at United Nations climate
talks in Warsaw seeking progress toward a new global climate
Rich and poor were deadlocked on Wednesday over how to raise aid to help developing countries cope with global warming, in another setback at United Nations climate
talks in Warsaw seeking progress towards a 2015 deal.
Bolivia and other ...
The world's oceans have become 26% more acidic since the start of the Industrial Revolution and continue to acidify at an "unprecedented rate," threatening marine ecosystems, aquaculture and the societies that rely on them, scientists ...