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These are dark days for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. On 29 July, the last major regulatory hurdle facing the development of Australia’s largest coal mine was removed by Greg Hunt, minister for the environment. The Carmichael coal mine, owned ...
British biogas is not taking off as fast as some in the industry had hoped – and the government stands accused of stunting its growth.
As part of wider changes to its sustainable energy plans, the Department for Energy and Climate
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) is sending a memo Friday to her Democratic colleagues urging them to start talking about how climate
change will hurt the federal budget.
The memo, obtained by The Washington Post, ...
The coal industry made its presence known in Pittsburgh this week for public hearings on President Obama's controversial plan to address climate
change. A key element is rules the Environmental Protection Agency proposed in June. They would cut ...
A spirited press conference in Times Square today launched the People`s Climate
March, the largest climate
action in world history.
Scheduled for Sept. 21 in New York City, the People’s Climate
March will coincide with September’s UN ...
Late last month, a federal judge in Colorado stopped a coal-mining lease expansion from going forward, claiming that the agencies involved had not worked hard enough to account for climate
impacts, either in the mine’s operations or in the amount ...
park has been in the conservation spotlight in recent years, with oil drilling threatening the forests and wildlife of this biodiversity hotspot. Recently, disturbance in the park may have ramped up, with satellite data showing a ...
The odds of a major production slowdown of corn and wheat are as much as 20 times greater with climate
change, according to researchers at Stanford University and the National
Center for Atmospheric Research.The authors used global ...
The world faces a small but substantially increased risk over the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of global crop yields because of climate
change, new research finds.The authors, from Stanford University and the ...
Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin says climate
change is a "present danger" to the U.S. economy.
In a Washington Post op-ed, Rubin writes that the U.S. should incorporate climate
change-related finances into yearly budget ...
Over the next two years, countries will draw up a framework that will shape the responses of the poorest countries to climate
This process is a crucial one for vulnerable nations, as it will essentially shape how ...
The international community is failing to take advantage of a potent opportunity to counter climate
change by strengthening local land tenure rights and laws worldwide, new data suggests.
In what researchers say is the most detailed ...
With all the attention given to every nuance of climate
data, areas of research that would have never attracted much public interest sometimes find themselves in the spotlight. So it is with the process of measuring sea ice cover. People pay ...
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 ...
There is no good time to ask someone to relive a catastrophic flood.
But a rainy day is the worst.
It is early morning and Deoli-Benigram, a charming village sprawled over an eastern Himalayan peak, is drenched. It has been ...
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 ...