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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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.

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 …

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 …

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

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.

Goodman: Events highlight climate change, racism

Last weekend, we traveled to Houston to see Harvey’s impact up close. It quickly became clear that we were witnessing the fallout from twin disasters: climate change and racism.

Wildfires and smoke provide a peek into the future

Ash falling on Seattle and Portland. Air so thick with smoke it’s hazardous for everyone in Spokane, regardless of age or health.

Wildfires and smoke provide a peek into the future

Ash falling on Seattle and Portland. Air so thick with smoke it’s hazardous for everyone in Spokane, regardless of age or health.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

U.N. chief says natural disasters have quadrupled since 1970

Natural disasters have nearly quadrupled in number since 1970 and the United States has experienced the most disasters since 1995, followed by China and India, the United Nations chief said …

Goodman: Global warming ignored once again

You can’t attribute any given weather event to climate change, but human-induced climate change is making extreme weather events stronger and more frequent, more costly, more deadly.