Stories tagged: climate change
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Coal returns as flashpoint in global climate-change fight
While more than 20 nations, led by Britain and Canada, pledged to stop burning coal, German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her country’s use of the fuel and the need to …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
Idaho businesses, industry, agencies, other groups come together at ‘Climate Summit’
Idaho’s economy already is being seriously impacted by climate change, said participants in a statewide, two-day “climate summit,” from increased agricultural pests and disease, to longer, smokier wildfire seasons, to …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
Amy Goodman: Trump’s climate change denial inspires American movement to oppose him
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is among the leaders of Americans who, like the leaders of every other nation on earth, intend to keep working to slow global warming.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Harvey’s ‘biblical’ rainfall is getting more likely
The chances of a hurricane flooding parts of Texas, like Harvey did, have soared sixfold in just 25 years because of global warming and will likely triple once again before …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 6 a.m.
In shadow of Germany’s climate conference, a village disappears to make way for coal
The demolition of Immerath – making way for the expansion of mega-mines that will produce billions of tons of carbon emissions in the coming decades and leave a deep gash …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Climate activists stage protest at German coal-fired plant
Environmental activists protested at a German coal-fired power plant on Friday – the same day that Italy became the latest country to announce a deadline for ending its use of …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
We can brighten clouds to reflect heat and reduce global warming. But should we?
WASHINGTON – Ever-higher temperatures are melting the ice sheets faster than projected. Sea level is rising. International efforts to reduce greenhouse gases are taking longer than expected. It’s a nightmare …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Homeland nominee questions human role in climate change
President Donald Trump’s choice to head the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that she believes climate change exists, but said she cannot determine whether humans are the primary cause.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 8:06 p.m.
Fiji calls for urgency in talks to implement climate accord
Fiji’s prime minister called for a sense of urgency in the fight against global warming Monday, telling negotiators “we must not fail our people,” as he opened two weeks of …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
U.S. revisits proposed protections for imperiled fly
U.S. wildlife managers are revisiting a pending proposal to protect a rare, cold-water insect, after scientists confirmed its presence in new locations in Wyoming and Montana, officials said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
NASA chief nominee promises to keep politics out of agency
President Donald Trump’s nominee for NASA chief has been criticized for promoting political divisiveness and rejecting climate change science. He says he’ll run the space agency on a consensus agenda …
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
California governor heads to Europe for climate talks
California Gov. Jerry Brown is continuing his international fight against climate change with an 11-day trip to Europe starting Saturday including stops at the Vatican and a United Nations conference …
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Dems ask for EPA info after scientists kept from speaking
Several Democratic members of Congress are asking the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency whether three agency scientists were prevented from speaking at a conference because it included a …
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
U.N. environment chief: U.S. likely to live up to Paris accord
The head of the U.N. environment program said Tuesday the United States is likely to live up to the Paris climate deal despite President Donald Trump’s planned pullout, because “all …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
EPA keeps scientists from speaking about report on climate
The Environmental Protection Agency kept three scientists from appearing at a Monday event about a report that deals in part with climate change.
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017
Goodman: Trump lies as global warming’s victims die
Legendary independent journalist I.F. “Izzy” Stone often cautioned, “All governments lie.” But even Izzy would have been dizzy with the deluge of lies pouring out of the Trump administration, including …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
U.N. chief: Scientists say extreme storms will be ‘new normal’
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is heading to the hurricane-battered Caribbean, where he says scientists predict the extreme storms of this year’s hurricane season “will be the new normal of a …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
Federal government declines to list walrus as threatened, says species may adapt to diminished ice
The Trump administration announced Wednesday it will not list the Pacific walrus as a threatened species based on diminished Arctic Ocean sea ice, concluding that the marine mammals have adapted …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
Poll: Americans want local leaders to fight warming
Americans want their local officials to take on the challenge of battling global warming now that President Donald Trump is withdrawing the nation an international climate change agreement.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Key Antarctic glacier just lost a piece of ice four times the size of Manhattan
An enormous Antarctic glacier has given up an iceberg over 100 square miles in size, the second time in two years it has lost such a large piece in a …
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017
Froma Harrop: Trump could confuse us into climate deal
Recent days have produced clashing reports that he may or may not come around. Confusion is how Trump gets turnarounds past the base.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
Inslee, other governors to Trump: We’re sticking with Paris climate policies
Jay Inslee, other governors say they will continue to keep programs that fight climate change even though President Donald Trump says the country will pull out of the Paris climate …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Gov. Inslee on East Coast to discuss climate change
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is in New York and Connecticut this week for talks on climate change.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Earth sweltered to 3rd-hottest August, summer on record
Earth just sweated through the third hottest August and summer on record.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
European official suggests Trump may stay in Paris climate agreement
A European official said Saturday that the Trump administration has softened its stance on the Paris climate agreement and may not completely withdraw from it after all.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Environmentalists get win in U.S. coal-climate change lawsuit
Handing a major victory to environmentalists, a court cast doubt Friday on a longstanding U.S. government argument that blocking federal coal leasing won’t affect climate change because the coal could …
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017
Amy Goodman: Trump backs pipelines to disaster
So as climate-change-fueled disasters ravaged the U.S., Trump – the man who called climate change a Chinese hoax – was doing all he could to ensure future catastrophes.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
Asia’s glaciers face massive melt from global warming, study says
Scientists say one-third of the ice stored in Asia’s glaciers will be lost by the end of the century even if the world manages to meet its ambitious goal of …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
Pope blasts climate change doubters
Pope Francis has sharply criticized climate change doubters, saying history will judge those who failed to take the necessary decisions to curb heat-trapping emissions blamed for the warming of the …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Deniers place big wager against science
No one had trouble accepting science as authoritative last month when it predicted to the very minute a solar eclipse that darkened a great swath of America.