Stories tagged: climate change
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 1:50 P.M.
Drought kills 102 million trees in California, report shows
The California drought has killed more than 102 million trees in a die-off of forests that increases the risk of catastrophic wildfires and other threats to humans, officials said Friday.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 3:19 P.M.
Earth’s warm October not record; 2016 likely record hot
While last month merely tied for the world’s third warmest October in history, 2016 is still on track to be the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists said Thursday.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 6:22 P.M.
Kerry tells climate conference the U.S. will fight global warming, with Trump or without
Secretary of State John Kerry took the stage at United Nations climate talks in Morocco on Wednesday, seeking to reassure nervous negotiators that a groundbreaking agreement to fight global warming …
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 10:53 A.M.
2016 set to break heat record despite slowdown in emissions
Global temperatures are soaring toward a record high this year, the U.N. weather agency said Monday, while another report showed emissions of a key global warming gas have flattened out …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016, 10:57 P.M.
Trump victory reverses U.S. energy and environmental priorities
Donald Trump comes into office with a plan to toss out most of what President Barack Obama achieved on energy and the environment.
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 4:05 P.M.
U.N. report: Human footprint ‘increasingly visible’ in climate
MARRAKECH, Morocco – Hot and wild and with an “increasingly visible human footprint” – that’s how the U.N. weather agency sums up the global climate in the past five years. …
FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2016, 10:18 A.M.
Paris climate change deal becomes international law
The Paris Agreement to combat climate change became international law on Friday – a landmark deal about tackling global warming amid growing fears that the world is becoming hotter even …
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 12:33 P.M.
Study links human actions to specific Arctic sea ice melt
Driving a gas-powered car about 90 miles – the distance between New York and Philadelphia – melts about a square foot of Arctic sea ice in the critical month of …
FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2016
A reluctant no on Initiative 732
Initiative 732 proposes a carbon tax and frames it as an economist would: If you want less of something, tax it. So it taxes carbon and lowers the sales tax …
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 9:53 A.M.
Cool: Earth’s 16-month record heat streak finally ends
Federal meteorologists say Earth’s 16-month streak of record high temperatures is finally over.
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 1:58 P.M.
Exxon tries to quash NY subpoena of climate-change documents
Exxon is expanding its counter-attack against critics and is now seeking to quash a New York subpoena of the company’s documents related to climate change.
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016
Amy Goodman: Protesters put bodies on the (pipe)line
The movement to combat climate change is growing dynamically and unpredictably, and is facing increasing repression from the fossil-fuel industry and government authorities.
TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016, 4:46 P.M.
Al Gore stumps for Clinton at Florida rally, emphasizes climate change
Retired Democratic warhorse Al Gore was trotted out at a rally in Miami on Tuesday with Hillary Clinton to highlight an issue he has long championed – combating climate change …
MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016, 12:55 P.M.
Study: Climate change doubles acreage burned in western fires
Human-caused climate change has increased the acres burned in western forest, but it isn’t solely responsible for the incendiary wildfires of recent years, a new study says. Natural climate trends …
FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016
Amy Goodman: Where is climate change in debates?
The VP debate was held in Virginia. Governors throughout the Southeast were declaring states of emergency in preparation for Hurricane Matthew.
THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2016, 10:40 P.M.
U.N. agreement reached on aircraft climate-change emissions
The United Nations’ aviation arm overwhelmingly ratified an agreement Thursday to control global warming emissions from international airline flights, the first climate-change pact to set worldwide limits on a single …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016, 2:54 P.M.
Paris climate agreement to take effect in 30 days
The landmark Paris agreement on climate change will enter into force in 30 days, after the number of countries ratifying the accord surpassed a key threshold on Wednesday.
TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016, 7:23 P.M.
EU ratification to make Paris climate deal a reality
The European Union ratified the international Paris agreement on climate change late Tuesday, fulfilling the second and final condition for the accord to go into force later this year.
MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2016, 7:34 P.M.
Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio team up against climate change
President Barack Obama and actor Leonardo DiCaprio teamed up on the White House South Lawn on Monday to sound a call for urgent action to combat climate change.
MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2016, 3:59 P.M.
Canada to implement carbon tax
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that Canada will impose a tax on carbon emissions starting in 2018 as part of its efforts to meet targets set by the …
SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2016
As Illinois’ coal country teeters on brink, next president may tip balance
Illinois mining companies have shed more than 1,200 jobs over the last year as strict new environmental regulations and cheap natural gas have encouraged utilities to drop their reliance on …
SATURDAY, OCT. 1, 2016
Congress can still craft carbon plan
Congress still could pass a simple carbon tax, which would offer the cheapest route to greening the economy
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016
Outside View: California leads way on climate change
So far, the state’s experience appears to show that a major economy can transition off carbon dioxide without destroying its economic prospects.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016, 3:36 P.M.
The Arctic is being utterly transformed – and we’re just starting to learn the consequences
It’s the fastest-warming part of the planet – and the impacts will be felt far, far afield. No wonder, perhaps, that on Wednesday, the outgoing Obama administration convened top science …
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016, 2:37 P.M.
Study: Earth’s roughly warmest in about 100,000 years
A new study paints a picture of an Earth that is warmer than it has been in about 120,000 years, and is locked into eventually hitting its hottest mark in …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2016, 9:29 P.M.
Warmer waters might prevent baby lobsters from surviving
Baby lobsters might not be able to survive in the ocean’s waters if the ocean continues to warm at the expected rate.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 8:29 P.M.
Greenland ice loss 40 trillion pounds bigger than thought
Greenland is losing about 40 trillion pounds more ice a year than scientists had thought, according to a new study that used GPS to help estimate how much is melting.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 11:38 A.M.
375 U.S. scientists slam Trump for threatening to abandon Paris climate accord
Earlier this year, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sparked the ire of scientists and climate activists when he vowed to “cancel the Paris climate agreement” once in office. Now, hundreds …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016, 2 P.M.
Arctic sea ice ties second-lowest level ever recorded
Earlier this year, it appeared that we might be on pace for a startling new record in the Arctic. Back in May, the area of the Arctic Ocean covered by …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016, 1:17 P.M.
Protections rejected for American pika, other species
Federal officials on Tuesday rejected greater protections for six species including the rabbit-like American pika, which researchers warn is disappearing from areas of the Western U.S. as climate change alters …