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In milestone, Pope Francis will address Congress this fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a landmark event that could have many holding their breath, Pope Francis has agreed to address a joint meeting of Congress this fall. That sets the …


Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth’s protective but fragile ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, …


UN climate report balances science and politics

BERLIN (AP) — After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.’s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to …


Kerry in Indonesia to talk climate change

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia to discuss climate change and press authorities in Jakarta to step up efforts to combat it. Kerry …


Climate panel: Warming ‘extremely likely’ man-made

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Scientists can now say with extreme confidence that human activity is the dominant cause of the global warming observed since the 1950s, a new report by an …


Obama aims to tackle pollution, climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared the debate over climate change and its causes obsolete Tuesday as he announced a wide-ranging plan to tackle pollution and prepare communities for …


Rock Doc: Ice studies lead science to core of climatology

Late in the last century, scientists published reams of data about Earth’s climate derived from ice cores taken from Greenland and the Antarctic. By drilling down into the polar ice …


AP-GfK Poll: Science doubters say world is warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 4 out of 5 Americans now think temperatures are rising and that global warming will be a serious problem for the United States if nothing is …


California sees unusually high ‘king tides’

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Seawater spread into several low-lying communities along the California coast Thursday morning as unusually high “king tides” pulled the Pacific Ocean farther ashore than normal. …


Report: Asian economies will surpass US, Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States could see its standing as a superpower eroded and Asian economies will outstrip those of North America and Europe combined by 2030, according to …


Carbon pollution up to 2 million pounds a second

WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount of heat-trapping pollution the world spewed rose again last year by 3 percent. So scientists say it’s now unlikely that global warming can be limited …


Upon further review, giant sequoia tops a neighbor

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Deep in the Sierra Nevada, the famous General Grant giant sequoia tree is suffering its loss of stature in silence. What once was the world’s No. …


Upon further review, giant sequoia tops a neighbor

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Deep in the Sierra Nevada, the famous General Grant giant sequoia tree is suffering its loss of stature in silence. What once was the world’s No. …


2012 hurricane season another for the record books

MIAMI (AP) — The 2012 hurricane season has come to an end and it’s another one for the record books, above and beyond the destruction of Sandy. There were 19 …


Ice sheets melting at poles faster than before

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fueled by global warming, polar ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are now melting three times faster than they did in the 1990s, a new scientific study …


US defends ‘enormous’ climate efforts at UN talks

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Anticipating an onslaught of criticism from poor nations, the United States claimed “enormous” strides in reducing greenhouse emissions at the opening of U.N. climate talks Monday, …


Extreme weather tough on transportation system

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wild weather is taking a toll on roads, airports, railways and transit systems across the country. That’s leaving states and cities searching for ways to brace for …


US roads, airports unready for extreme weather

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s lifelines — its roads, airports, railways and transit systems — are getting hammered by extreme weather beyond what their builders imagined, leaving states and cities …


Obama wants ‘conversation’ on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that his administration has not done enough to combat global warming but said he hopes to begin his second term by opening …


Global warming talk heats up, revisits carbon tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate change is suddenly a hot topic again. The issue is resurfacing in talks about a once radical idea: a possible carbon tax. On Tuesday, a conservative …


Ignored on campaign, global warming talk heats up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate change is suddenly a hot topic again. The issue is resurfacing in talks about a possible new tax. Superstorm Sandy, the rare and devastating Northeast storm, …


Scientists look at climate change, the superstorm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer stood along the Hudson River and watched his research come to life as Hurricane Sandy blew through New York. Just eight months earlier, …


World matched record for hottest September _ again

WASHINGTON (AP) — Something about September keeps bringing out the record heat in the world. The globe last month matched a record for the hottest September, set in 2005. It …


Experts: Global warming means more Antarctic ice

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ice goes on seemingly forever in a white pancake-flat landscape, stretching farther than ever before. And yet in this confounding region of the world, that spreading …


Arctic ice shrinks to all-time low; half 1980 size

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a critical climate indicator showing an ever warming world, the amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank to an all-time low this year, obliterating old …


Studies continue to prove Earth’s climate changes often

We’re used to thinking that the weather changes – from day to day and week to week. But it’s also a fact that Earth’s climate is always changing, and it …


Winter severity may hinge on Southern Hemisphere

With the first day of fall about two weeks away, I’ve been getting questions about our upcoming winter. At Harris-Mann Climatology, we watch the winter’s weather in the Southern Hemisphere …


Too early to determine fallout from volcanoes

Last week, I talked about the increased volcanic eruptions in Indonesia and Russia. Mount Merapi, located on the central Java Island in Indonesia, began erupting on Oct. 26 and continues …


Expect more tropical storms to form with La Niña

The 2010 tropical storm and hurricane season is picking up speed. Since the season began on June 1, there have been six named storms in the Atlantic and Caribbean waters. …


Obama unveils emissions rules

DETROIT – Some soccer moms will have to give up hulking SUVs. Carpenters will still haul materials around in pickup trucks, but they will cost more. Nearly everybody else will …