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In addition to being a warming hot spot, the Arctic plays a pivotal role in the movement of carbon between atmosphere, land and sea.
But the degree to which Arctic regions are a carbon sink, versus a source of greenhouse gas, is still a ...
The sea level is expected to rise about 1.5 feet off the Jersey Shore by 2050, and a 10-year nor’easter in 2100 would cause more flooding in Atlantic City than happened during superstorm Sandy, a Rutgers scientist predicted ...
Global warming may push many native freshwater mussel species to the brink of extinction, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. In a laboratory setting, the researchers found that warmer water temperatures impair mussel ...
On New Year's Eve 2009, a train with 104 tank cars of light crude oil traveled 1,123 miles from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields to a terminal in Stroud, Oklahoma, and opened a new front in the war over development of Canada's tar ...
Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines four days ahead of the 19th round of the UN climate
change negotiations in Warsaw setting the stage for countries to take urgent action on climate
change. Fourteen days of intense negotiations later, all ...
As environmentalists began ratcheting up pressure against Canada's tar sands three years ago, one of the world's biggest strategic consulting firms was tapped to help the North American oil industry figure out how to handle the mounting activism. ...
Yesterday, the National
Research Council (a branch of the US' National
Academies of Science) released a report in which it called for the creation of an early warning system that would let us know when we're approaching tipping points in the ...
s around the UN mechanism that aims to curtail greenhouse gases by preventing forest loss were resolved in Warsaw at the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate
Change (UNFCCC), and the meeting is ...
The 'plan B' of using geoengineering to rescue humanity from the impact of climate
change exists in a 'vacuum' of international regulations, according to a recent review.Proposals to counteract the effects of global warming by engineering ...
Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth's environment are more worrisome than climate
change's bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the federal government concluded Tuesday.
The 200-page report by the National
In a move that underscores Wall Street's growing unease over the business-as-usual strategy of the world's fossil fuel companies, Bloomberg L.P.  unveiled a tool last week that helps investors quantify for the first time how climate
The United States may be emitting 50% more methane, a potent greenhouse gas, than the federal government had previously estimated, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences.
Though carbon dioxide ...
All across the country--most recently, in the state of Texas--local battles over the teaching of evolution are taking on a new complexion. More and more, it isn't just evolution under attack, it's also the teaching of climate
science. The ...
change is causing the world`s oceans to acidify at rates not seen for the last 55 million years, and the only way to moderate this danger is to reduce human emissions of carbon dioxide, conclude 540 scientists from 37 countries in a new ...
Methane is the source of the gas we burn in stoves. You can also use it to make plastics, antifreeze or fertilizer. It comes out of underground deposits, but it also seeps up from swamps, landfills, even the stomachs of cows.
And while ...
Indonesia expressed mixed reactions following the conclusion of the Climate
Change talks in Warsaw, Poland which reached a consensus on the commitment to a global climate
change adaptation program.
“With the conclusion we can hope that ...
UN negotiators agreed in fraught overtime talks Saturday on cornerstone issue
s of an ambitious, global climate
pact to stave off dangerous Earth warming.
While sleep-deprived delegates congratulated themselves on the outcome, which ...
The U.S. government's authority to regulate air pollution nationwide, often against the wishes of Republican-leaning states, could face new curbs when the Supreme Court takes on two high-stakes cases in coming months.
The cases focus on ...
The last-minute deal at the United Nations Climate
Conference in Warsaw keeps hopes for a comprehensive successor agreement to the 1997 Kyoto protocol alive. But let us be clear: Much more decisive action will be needed if we are to stand any ...
Marathon talks on a new global agreement on climate
change looked likely to end on Saturday night in a partial deal that would require all countries to come forward with targets on curbing their greenhouse gas emissions within a little over a ...
These days Barry Goldwater, Jr. is on an unlikely crusade. In March, the former California Republican congressman founded Tell Utilities Solar Won’t Be Killed, or TUSK, after Arizona’s largest electric utility proposed a hefty new fee on solar ...
While I was in Beijng last month to talk about online communication and climate
change at a conference organized by Yale and Renmin University, I visited with Zou Ji, the deputy director of China’s National
Center for Climate
A new study of 2300 species of mammals and nearly 6700 species of birds from across the globe helps explain why there are so many more species of plants and animals in the tropics than at higher latitudes. In a study supported by the National
On the western coast of Alaska, nestled against the Bering Sea, residents of the remote village of Newtok may soon become the country's first climate
refugees.Like many Alaskan villages, Newtok sits atop permanently frozen soil called ...
High-level negotiators at the United Nations climate
summit Nov. 20 focused solely on the funding developing countries need to adapt to climate
change in a daylong session touted as a historic first, but many delegates acknowledged that raising ...