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UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

Warming hurting shellfish, aiding predators, ruining habitat

Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists that sought …


Clues from the Yellowstone ice patch: When climate change meets archaeology

Although archaeology has been around for centuries, “ice patch” archaeology really became a new discipline in 1991 when Otzi the Iceman – a 5,000-year-old body nearly perfectly preserved – was …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 5:52 p.m.

World has a decade to bring climate change under control, say U.N.’s top scientists

Humanity has not moved fast enough to cut carbon emissions and must now make unprecedented changes in energy and transportation systems during the next decade to hold global warming to …


Small islands use big platform to warn of climate change

On the map, their homes are tiny specks in a vast sea of blue, rarely in the headlines and far removed from the centers of power. But for a few …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 1:56 p.m.

Science says: ‘The warmer it is, the more fire we see’

The years with the most acres burned by wildfires have some of the hottest temperatures, an Associated Press analysis of fire and weather data found. As human-caused climate change has …


Washington warmed slowest of all states over past 30 years – but what does it mean for climate change?

Thirty years ago this week, NASA climate expert James Hansen gave groundbreaking testimony before Congress. He told them that human-caused global warming was already happening.


Warming drives spread of toxic algae in U.S., researchers say

Across the U.S., reservoirs that supply drinking water and lakes used for recreation are experiencing toxins from algae blooms with growing frequency. The trend represents another impact of global warming …


County sues top oil companies for downplaying global warming

King County is suing five major oil companies after it says the companies deliberately looked to downplay and discredit scientific warnings about the risks of global warning.


Even with pledges to fight global warming, you’d better brace yourself for more extreme weather

Scientists have some sobering news about the future of our planet: Even if humans manage to meet the temperature target set forth in the Paris climate change agreement, record-breaking weather …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Trump: Gut funding for climate science, boost fossil fuels

The Trump administration is targeting federal funding for studying and tracking climate change while boosting the continued burning of planet-warming fossil fuels.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Some Idaho lawmakers remain leery of school science standards on climate change

Members of the Idaho House Education Committee on Thursday continued to balk at proposed new school science standards that deal with climate change, even as public testimony came in 100 …


Unseasonable warmth creates hazards in rugged rural Alaska

Winter is off to a late start in parts of the nation’s largest – and usually coldest – state.


Trump says East could use some ‘global warming’ this weekend

President Donald Trump says the East Coast “could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming” as bitterly cold temperatures are expected to freeze large swaths of the …


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.


Pharrell Williams sounds warning about climate change

The Grammy-winning musician appeared in Shanghai this week to debut a song titled “100 Years,” which he described as “a postcard, a sarcastic one, to the people who should be …


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 …


Company seeks to build island off Alaska for Arctic drilling

America within a few years could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won’t be from a remote drilling platform.


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 …


Poll: Americans blame wild weather on global warming

After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming’s fingerprints.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

EPA moves to rescind Obama plan to slow global warming

The Trump administration is moving to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts to slow global warming, seeking to ease restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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.


Review: Al Gore returns in ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’

With articles about climate change going viral on social media, reports of extreme weather events and melting glaciers circling in the news, and the president’s recent decision to leave the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

U.S. scientists contradict Trump’s climate claims

Directly contradicting President Donald Trump, a draft report produced by 13 federal agencies concludes that the United States is already feeling the negative impacts of climate change, with a stark …