Stories tagged: global warming
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 …
SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2016
Dean Rudolf: Federal policy stymies renewable energy
The issue of biomass became hotter this year after 100 forest scientists sent the EPA administrator a letter about the science of biomass.
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.
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 …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2016, 4:49 P.M.
People: DiCaprio unveils climate change film ‘Before the Flood’
Leonardo DiCaprio has unveiled his climate change documentary “Before the Flood” at the Toronto International Film Festival, saying the film is intended to “give the scientific community a voice.”
MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016, 5:57 P.M.
Future climate change field test doesn’t make Earth greener
In the course of a 17-year experiment on more than 1 million plants, scientists put future global warming to a real world test – growing California flowers and grasslands with …
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 10:31 A.M.
Oregon’s drought conditions worsen during fifth dry year
Drought conditions in Oregon are worsening, even though the year’s precipitation has been close to average.
THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016, 11:06 P.M.
Bright spot: Antarctica’s ozone hole is starting to heal
WASHINGTON – Antarctica’s ozone hole finally is starting to heal, a new study finds. In a triumph of international cooperation over a man-made environmental problem, research from the United States …