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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 ...
At the UN climate
talks in Poland, Yeb Sano, the head of the Philippines delegation has announced he will refrain from eating until participants make "meaningful" progress. In his address, Sano linked the terrible devastation in the Philippines ...
will disrupt not only the natural world but also society, posing risks to the world's economy and the food and water supply and contributing to violent conflict, an international panel of scientists says.
The warnings came ...
Think Galapagos and you think nature in its most pristine expression. But the destructive weather phenomenon called El Nino turns coral reefs there a sickly white and sea iguanas scrawny.
And now, in an unprecedented experiment, ...
While it's too early to assess the impact of Super Typhoon Haiyan - reportedly the strongest tropical storm ever recorded to make landfall - in the Philippines, the damage could be exacerbated by the large-scale loss of the country's ...
affects the coldest areas hardest, and those who live closest to the land notice it first. That’s why Montana may receive the most attention under a new Environmental Protection Agency plan. On Friday, the EPA and its 10 regions ...
Congress did something unusual last year. It passed a bill that acknowledged that sea levels are rising -- i.e., that climate change
The measure in question, buried near the end of a 584-page transportation funding bill, ...
Portland needs to get ready for more heat waves, declining air quality and more mosquitoes, according to a new report by Multnomah County released Wednesday.
The report looks into how climate change
will likely cause temperatures to rise ...
Visualise the world in 2050: convex streets that collect water from superstorms and pocket parks that absorb heat and can be turned into reservoirs. Welcome to Copenhagen, where planners are preparing the city for the effects of climate change
In response to the release of the Fifth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
, George Monbiot wrote in The Guardian: ''What the report describes, in its dry, meticulous language, is the collapse of the benign climate
"There are human and natural factors acting in the climate
system, and understanding all the factors influencing our climate
is an ongoing scientific goal. But the current increase in CO2 and its effects on our planet are attributed to human ...
Wildfires have become a major issue as they blaze across acres of land, consuming trees, dry grass, houses and anything else in their path. We may have to get used to more of these fires in the future, though. It turns out that climate change