Stories tagged: climate
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Killer heat is getting worse, a new study shows. Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger killers than previously thought and they are going …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus but in line …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
When bracing for 120 degrees, it’s all about the water. Drinking it, splashing in it to stay cool, and drinking it some more. A lot more.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
A tropical system could form in the Gulf of Mexico later this week, and forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami are keeping eye on it.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Environmental campaigners protested Friday against President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, while nations around the world pledged to double down on …
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s remarks Thursday in the Rose Garden in which he announced the U.S. was pulling out of the Paris accord, as provided by the White House.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Leaders of California, Washington and other states said Thursday they will work to fill the international leadership vacuum created by
Thu., June 1, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
As the United States pulls back from its commitment to fight climate change, the world’s two other biggest polluters – India and China – are sounding the alarm. But neither …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Some coastal residents always put off emergency preparations until storm clouds loom on the horizon. The National Hurricane Center is going to try giving those people a deadline this year, …
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 7:55 p.m.
Tropical Storm Beatriz soaked parts of southern Mexico with heavy rains after it moved ashore in an area of touristy beach communities Thursday night and began weakening.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk threatened Wednesday to resign his position as an adviser to President Donald Trump if the United States withdraws from the Paris climate deal, a remark …
Tue., May 30, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made an impassioned appeal Tuesday for the world to intensify action to combat climate change and implement the Paris Agreement to limit carbon emissions as President …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Storms whipped through a wide swath of the nation’s midsection, giving rise to tornadoes that flattened a Wisconsin mobile home park and an Oklahoma subdivision and killing at least two …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Voters in Oregon’s Coos County are considering a May ballot measure that would block the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project.
Sat., May 6, 2017, 7 p.m.
If the U.S. withdraws from the Paris climate accord – an option gaining favor among top White House advisers – Charming Betsy may be partly to blame. Or, more specifically, …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Parts of the U.S. Midwest and South braced for more flooding and possible tornadoes Monday following a weekend of deadly torrents and powerful winds that claimed at least 15 lives.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 1:34 p.m.
The first tropical depression of the Atlantic season has formed far from land.
Mon., April 10, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Climate change could cause another 4 million square kilometers, or about 1.5 million square miles, of permafrost to disappear with every additional degree Celsius, or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, of warming, …
UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 6:27 p.m.
Severe storms raking the Southeast unleashed one large tornado and more than a half dozen apparent twisters Wednesday, toppling trees, roughing up South Carolina’s ‘peach capital’ and raining out golfers …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 5:07 a.m.
Hurricane Matthew will officially go down as the deadliest Atlantic hurricane in more than a decade.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 11:18 p.m.
March is not going out like a lamb in parts of New England.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
A major snowstorm is brewing just in time for April Fools’ Day in parts of New England.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
An unsettled weather pattern that so far this week has contributed to the deaths of six people in the Southern Plains shifted into the Ohio Valley and southern United States …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 6:53 a.m.
Predicting the weather for winter many weeks before it begins is hard. If any season proved there is a long way to go in perfecting such long-term outlooks, this winter …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Experts say coal’s biggest problem isn’t a shortage of the fuel to dig or even climate change regulations but cheap and abundant natural gas. Gas prices dropped as advances in …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Declaring “the start of a new era” in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
President Donald Trump plans to sign a far-reaching executive order Tuesday to promote domestic oil, coal and natural gas by reversing much of his predecessor’s efforts to address climate change.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
The springtime severe weather season is ramping up with damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes in the forecast nearly every day this week, including in parts of Kentucky, Mississippi and …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Floating sea ice at the top of the world has set another troubling record for its low spatial extent, shattering a prior record set just two years ago for this …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
Led by cutbacks in China and India, construction of new coal-fired power plants is falling worldwide, improving chances climate goals can be met despite earlier pessimism, three environmental groups said …