Stories tagged: global warming
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 5:24 a.m.
How do you cool a city in a warming world?
Globally, 2016 was the warmest year on record. In Los Angeles, temperature records were shattered last summer during scorching heat waves that saw highs of 100 degrees for five days …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Trump named as defendant in youths’ climate lawsuit
A group of youths who say the government has endangered their future with climate change has added President Donald Trump to the list of people and corporations they blame.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
After removing climate change information, Idaho House panel OKs new science standards
An Idaho House panel has approved new K-12 science standards, but only after striking key references to climate change caused by human behavior.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Carbon tax push from former GOP officials faces uphill slog
A push by a group of senior Republican statesmen for a tax on carbon to help lessen the effects of climate change is already meeting entrenched opposition from within their …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
Judge: Kids suing over climate change should simplify case
A federal judge says lawyers representing a group of youths arguing over climate policy should simplify their case if they want to make it to trial later this year in …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
GOP senior statesmen making push for a carbon tax
A group of Republican senior statesmen are pushing for a carbon tax to combat the effects of climate change, and hoping to sell their plan to the White House.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
House votes to block Obama rules on public lands, education
The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to overturn Obama-era rules on the environment and education as GOP lawmakers seek to reverse years of what they see as excessive government regulation during …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Report: Oregon lagging behind on climate goals
A new report has found that Oregon is not reducing greenhouse gas emissions fast enough to meet its goals.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Washington governor: Trump ‘foolishness’ won’t affect plans
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday the state will move forward with efforts to promote clean energy and tackle climate change despite “foolishness” from President Donald Trump.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
EPA science under scrutiny by Trump political staff
The Trump administration is mandating that any studies or data from scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency undergo review by political appointees before they can be released to the public.
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Exxon praises ‘monumental’ Paris agreement in signal to Trump
ExxonMobil Corp., the U.S. oil giant that’s facing investigations over what it knew and when about climate change, sees the Paris agreement to mitigate global warming as a “monumental” achievement, …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 2:48 p.m.
How L.A. went from bone-dry to 216 percent above average rainfall in four months
According to the latest federal maps, Southern California is still in a drought. But the dry conditions that have mired the region for more than five years have definitely shifted …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
U.S. health officials cancel climate conference; don’t say why
The government’s top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn’t saying why publicly. But a co-sponsor was told by the Centers …
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 8 a.m.
Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days
Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather.
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 6 a.m.
Polar bear expert warns of climate change
To a polar bear, climate change is not a hoax. The chief scientist for
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
Trump scrubs climate change from White House website
Environmentalists are criticizing President Donald Trump for quickly changing the White House website Friday to eliminate any mention of global warming. “It’s truly disturbing that one of the first actions …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Wisconsin agencies deleting talk of human-caused climate change from their websites
Information on the science of human-caused climate change has begun to disappear from Wisconsin state government websites.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
Earth sets hottest year record for third-straight time
Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, with scientists mostly blaming man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino that’s now gone.
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 10:24 a.m.
More than 40 percent of California out of drought, officials say
More than 40 percent of California is out of drought, federal drought-watchers said Thursday at the tail end of powerful storms that sent thousands of people fleeing from flooding rivers …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Tillerson doesn’t deny climate change – but dodges questions about Exxon’s role in sowing doubt
Secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson on Wednesday said he believes “the risk of climate change does exist, and the consequences could be serious enough that action should be taken.”
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
U.S. had near record heat, costly weather disasters in 2016
With steamy nights, sticky days and torrential downpours, last year went down as one of the warmest and wildest weather years on record in the United States.
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 3:26 p.m.
Without action on climate change, say goodbye to polar bears
As the Arctic warms faster than any other place on the planet and sea ice declines, there is only one sure way to save polar bears from extinction, the government …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, midnight
Study documents yellow cedar’s decline due to climate change
A type of tree that thrives in soggy soil from Alaska to Northern California and is valued for its commercial and cultural uses could become a noticeable casualty of climate …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
Global warming data that riled doubters is confirmed
A new independent study shows no pause in global warming, confirming a set of temperature readings adjusted by U.S. government scientists that some who reject mainstream climate science have questioned.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 5:06 a.m.
California snowpack measures low, but big storms coming
Surveyors plunged a pole into the Sierra Nevada snowpack on Tuesday and took the first manual measurement of the wet season, finding water content was about half of normal as …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 9:39 a.m.
Arctic air brings frigid temperatures to Midwest, moves east
Arctic cold brought frigid temperatures to the Upper Midwest again on Wednesday and the cold was expected to spread east later in the week.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 8:14 a.m.
Scientists are frantically copying climate data, fearing it might vanish under Trump
Alarmed that decades of crucial climate measurements could vanish under a hostile Trump administration, scientists have begun a feverish attempt to copy reams of government data onto independent servers in …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 4:01 a.m.
Arctic just had its warmest year on record ‘by far,’ scientists report
The Arctic saw the warmest temperatures ever recorded in 2016, according to an annual report released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Tue., 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 …
Tue., 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 …