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Proposed new global development goals, drafted by a U.N. working group, include a goal to take urgent action on climate
change, despite opposition from some countries - even though the goal is weaker than many campaigners would like.
Most Americans oppose a carbon tax, considered by many economists a cost-effective way to fight climate
change, but they are willing to support it if the money is returned to them or used to fund renewable energy, a poll Monday ...
A new study led by Old Dominion University and the University of Colorado Boulder indicates sea levels likely will continue to rise in the tropical Pacific Ocean off the coasts of the Philippines and northeastern Australia as humans continue to ...
In a new oil field among the rolling hills near here, Chesapeake Energy limits truck traffic to avoid disturbing the breeding and nesting of a finicky bird called the greater sage grouse. To the west, on a gas field near Yellowstone National
scientists on Thursday issue
d their annual physical of Earth, comparing the planet in 2013 to a patient that's only getting worse and highlighting problems with key vital signs: from record warmth in Australia and China to sea ...
Biologist Phil Stoddard is the mayor of South Miami, a South Florida suburb threatened by rising sea levels. Mayor Stoddard tells host Steve Curwood that municipalities in Florida are doing all they can to prepare for climate
change, but he does ...
A woman peers through goggles embedded in a large black helmet. Forest sounds emanate from various corners of the room: a bird chirping here, a breeze whispering there. She moves slowly around the room. On the wall, a flat digital forest is ...
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released State of the Climate
, 2013 — a useful compendium of trends and climate
events last year. Visit climate
.gov to click for the data on Arctic conditions, sea level change, severe ...
A years-long drought and a warmer-than-average winter have Western states worried that they face extraordinary challenges in what by many estimates will be a record fire season.
Interagency Fire Center says the threat of ...
Frank and Wanda Leppell once lived on a quiet cattle ranch in the middle of a rolling prairie, the lowing of cattle and the chirping of sparrows forming a pleasant soundtrack to their mornings. No more.
Not since the pasture they began ...
China is three years behind schedule on a plan that would make it the world’s biggest market for offshore wind, a setback for the $15 billion industry that’s seeking to produce affordable electricity from the one of nature’s most reliable energy ...
Australia’s Senate voted to scrap the nation’s price on carbon, fulfilling a key election pledge by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and leaving the nation without an approved mechanism to tackle emissions.
The repeal bill was passed 39 votes ...
If droughts were hurricanes, people might pay more attention to them. Droughts can creep up on us with their prolonged absence of rain, and their effects often are seen as not much more than cracked ground in dry lake bottoms. Devastating storms ...
The Department of Defense has 7,600 military installations across all 50 states and 40 foreign countries. They perform diverse functions, but they have one thing in common: climate
change could cost them big in the coming decades unless ...
On May 6, the Obama administration released the Third National Climate
Assessment. The findings were consistent with the recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change Fifth Assessment Report. The reports provide compelling ...
Earlier this week, the Heartland Institute convened its Ninth International Climate
Change Conference in Las Vegas. A nonprofit, free-market think tank in Chicago with a $6 million annual budget, Heartland has been hosting conferences since 2008 ...
Indigenous shale gas could provide more than a third of the UK’s gas supplies in 2035. If the UK fails to invest in gas production it will depend on imports for 90% of its supplies.
These were among the conclusions of National
When Rocky Mountain explorer Walter Wilcox hiked up to Bow Summit in Canada’s Banff National
Park in 1896, he took a photo of a turquoise lake that later caught the eye of a National
Geographic magazine editor. In the photo, which was eventually ...
Decades since the issue
of global warming reared its ugly head; a lot of people still argue the validity of scientific findings put forth by researchers and professionals around the world. Arguments, such as “the climate
is a natural process”, to ...
The United States and China on Tuesday signed eight partnership pacts to cut greenhouse gases that will bring the world's two biggest carbon emitters closer together on climate
policy, but fundamental differences between the two sides ...
The United States and China on Tuesday signed eight partnership pacts to cut greenhouse gases, bringing the world's two biggest carbon emitters closer together on climate
The deals, which involve companies and research bodies, ...
Holding back catastrophic climate
change is still possible -- but just barely, and doing so will require a tremendous technological effort, according to a sweeping new report that analyzes what it would take to de-carbonize the world's top ...
negotiations have made greater progress towards agreeing a 2015 deal to bind all nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions than the lead-up to the previous attempt in 2009, former U.N. climate
chief Yvo de Boer told ...
EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: The politics of climate
action is well understood in Australia, with the Coalition intent on scrapping the carbon tax and Labor and the Greens suggesting this is evidence that the Abbott Government isn't committed to ...
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 ...