Stories tagged: climate change
UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2020
A coalition of U.S. states, environmentalists and an American Indian tribe asked a federal judge on Wednesday to revive a moratorium on coal sales from federal lands that was imposed …
UPDATED: Mon., May 4, 2020
In just 50 years, 2 billion to 3.5 billion people, mostly the poor who can’t afford air conditioning, will be living in a climate that historically has been too hot …
Wed., April 22, 2020
Local environmental activists and experts are pointing to – and finding hope in – the robust and immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic as analogous to the fight against climate …
UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020
Despite mocking the idea of climate change, President Donald Trump will preside over one of the country’s sharpest drops in climate-damaging emissions on record, as the economic paralysis from the …
Mon., March 30, 2020
President Donald Trump is expected to relax ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the United …
Sat., March 28, 2020
Scientists say the world’s largest whales face increased risk of death from ship strikes as waters warm.
Sun., March 15, 2020
Along with addressing the COVID-19 outbreak, the Legislature tackled climate change, gun control, data privacy and sex education – with mixed results.
UPDATED: Sat., March 14, 2020
There’s no (climate) denying it. Earth has just had its second hottest February on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
UPDATED: Mon., March 2, 2020
Scientists say that half of the world’s sandy beaches could disappear by the end of the century if climate change continues unchecked.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020
Heathrow Airport’s plan to increase capacity by over 50% has stalled after a British court said the government failed to consider its commitment to combat climate change when it approved …
Thu., Feb. 27, 2020
With every new report, it becomes more and more clear that the biggest threat to people, wildlife and our communities is climate change.
Mon., Feb. 17, 2020
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020
The state’s environmental agency would have more power to regulate carbon dioxide pollution under proposals approved by committees in both legislative chambers Thursday, despite efforts by Republicans to trim back …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020
Regardless of whether Punxsutawney Phil does or does not see his shadow Sunday morning, the winter of 2019-20 indisputably has been a shadow of itself. And the higher-order mammals who …
Fri., Jan. 31, 2020
Australia’s wildfires have illuminated a growing global concern over water quality
Fri., Jan. 31, 2020
Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate and peers from other African nations on Friday made an urgent appeal for the world to pay more attention to the continent that stands to …
Thu., Jan. 23, 2020
The keepers of the Doomsday Clock on Thursday moved the symbolic countdown to global disaster to the closest point to midnight in its 73-year history, citing “existential danger” from nuclear …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he’s led a “spectacular” turnaround of the U.S. economy and urged the world to invest in America, but had less to say about climate …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 20, 2020
Climate issues are set to be one of the main talking points at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos this week, but a survey of …
Sun., Jan. 19, 2020
If we quickly get on a path toward halting CO2 rise, there still is time to leave our children and grandchildren a climate similar to the one that has allowed …
Sun., Jan. 19, 2020
The youth-led climate strikes have started the conversation; now it’s time for us to turn that conversation into advocacy.
Fri., Jan. 17, 2020
A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by 21 young people who claimed the U.S. government’s climate policy harms them and jeopardizes their future.
Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday. And scientists said …
Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
Some years, the Legislature faces huge issues, spends months in partisan wrangling and needs extra weeks or even months to complete some tasks. 2020 might not be one of them.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020
Residents in the path of wildfires razing southeast Australia were urged to evacuate on Thursday if they don’t intend to defend their homes as hot and windy conditions are forecast …
Sun., Jan. 5, 2020
All kinds of things could happen in 2020, maybe even some of these.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 22, 2019
Young climate activists who sued the U.S. in 2015 to force changes in government policy said the Trump administration’s actions increase the urgency for the case to go to trial.
Sun., Dec. 22, 2019
Nationwide, the Christmas Bird Count is a longstanding tradition of citizen science, 120 years to be exact, although the Cheney count is only in its second year. Data gleaned from …
Sun., Dec. 15, 2019
Marathon U.N. climate talks have ended with a slim compromise that sparked widespread disappointment.
Sat., Dec. 14, 2019
United Nations climate talks in Madrid have dragged into a second day of extra time, with officials from almost 200 countries still unable to break the deadlock on key points …