Stories tagged: global warming
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 9:59 A.M.
Energy Department rejects Donald Trump’s request to name climate change workers, who remain worried
Global warming – “it’s a hoax.” Donald Trump has said that more than once. So it’s understandable that the request by the president-elect’s transition team for the names of individual …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 7:29 A.M.
Trump taps Rick Perry to head Energy Department
President-elect Donald Trump has picked Rick Perry to head the Energy Department, said two individuals familiar with the decision, seeking to put the former Texas governor in control of an …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 4:36 P.M.
Reindeer may be weighing less due to global warming
Reindeer living on the Arctic island of Svalbard are getting smaller – and scientists say climate change may be the cause.
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 2:19 P.M.
Frigid air spills into Lower 48 this week, in two brutal waves
Two shots of bitter cold air blast into the Lower 48 this week. In some areas, temperatures will drop more than 30 degrees below normal with punishing wind chills well …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 2:31 P.M.
Trump transition team seeks details on Energy Department workers
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is asking Energy Department employees detailed questions about the agency’s operations and personnel, including a list of employees and contractors who attended international meetings on …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 12:59 P.M.
Oklahoma attorney general who’s suing EPA on climate change is picked to lead EPA
In a move signaling an intention to dismantle President Obama’s climate change and environmental legacy, President-elect Trump will nominate Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of the oil and gas intensive …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 1:31 P.M.
Arctic sea ice hits record monthly low for 7th time in 2016
Though this is when the Arctic is supposed to be refreezing, scientists say sea ice there hit record low levels for November. In the crucial Barents Sea, the amount of …
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 2:24 P.M.
Extreme rainfall risks could increase under climate change, scientists warn
U.S. residents may want to start preparing for a stormier future, scientists say. According to a new study, future climate change could cause an increase in extreme precipitation events throughout …
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 11:54 A.M.
Al Gore has ‘extremely interesting conversation’ with Trump on climate change
As Donald Trump continues to indicate that he might be willing to change his position on climate change, which he has long called a “hoax,” the president-elect met Monday with …
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 9:42 A.M.
Proposed Kalama methanol plant gets preliminary air permit
A $1 billion methanol plant proposed for the Port of Kalama in southwest Washington has received a key preliminary permit from air-quality regulators.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 5 A.M.
California targets dairy cows to combat global warming
California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock.
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 10:34 A.M.
Deep South under severe weather threat through Wednesday
After weeks of punishing drought, the Deep South will get some much-needed precipitation in at least some areas this week, according to weather officials.
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016
Froma Harrop: Tackle climate change without Trump
The comforting news is that America can move past the black hole of ignorance in Trump’s Washington – or New York or wherever he is. Enlightened state and city governments, …
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 9:49 A.M.
Svalbard sees ‘shocking’ temperatures near freezing point
The Arctic archipelago of Svalbard has seen such extreme warmth this year that the average annual temperature could end up above freezing for the first time on record, scientists said …
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 7:14 A.M.
Otto enters Pacific after devastation, 9 dead in Costa Rica
Tropical Storm Otto killed at least nine people in Costa Rica and then headed into the Pacific Ocean Friday after making landfall as the southernmost hurricane on record to hit …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 7:19 A.M.
Tropical Storm Otto takes aim at Central America
An unusually late-season Tropical Storm Otto swirled over the Caribbean just off Central America on Wednesday and headed toward a possible landfall as a hurricane in Nicaragua.
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 1:59 P.M.
Young activists seek tougher action on climate change
Eight children are asking a Seattle judge to find Washington state in contempt for failing to adequately protect them and future generations from the harmful effects of climate change.
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 4:17 P.M.
Trump wants to dump the Paris climate deal, but 71 percent of Americans support it, survey finds
Since the election of Donald Trump as president, climate change has rushed to the front of the news because of Trump’s pledges to wipe away major U.S. attempts to address …
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.
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 11:18 A.M.
President Obama blocks new oil, gas drilling in Arctic Ocean
The Obama administration is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, handing a victory to environmentalists who say industrial activity in the icy waters will harm whales, …
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016
Amy Goodman: Donald Trump poses a threat to Earth’s climate and inhabitants
Now, in the year 2016, predicted this week by the World Meteorological Organization to be the hottest year in history, Trump the climate denier is about to assume the presidency …
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. …
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.
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 …