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Upcoming climate talks just latest chapter in a long history

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:12 PM

You can't say we haven't been warned. The upcoming climate summit in Paris is just the latest chapter in the surprisingly long history of grappling with global warming, a history that began with the discovery of the greenhouse effect in the 19th... Full Story

More states wade into legal fight on greenhouse gases

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:11 PM

A legal battle is brewing in Washington over President Barack Obama's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, setting states economically dependent on fossil fuels against those already suffering from longer droughts, stronger storms and higher... Full Story

Oil companies pledge support for Paris climate deal

posted on October 16, 2015 at 2:00 PM

The chief executives of 10 of the world's biggest oil and gas companies have pledged support for an "effective" deal to fight global warming at a Paris conference next month. Full Story

Coal States Oppose Updated EPA Power Plant Rule

posted on August 7, 2015 at 5:51 PM

Coal States Oppose Updated EPA Power Plant Rule
The White House upped the ante this week on the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2014 proposal to cut carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, revealing plans to further slice output from 30 to 32 percent by 2030. Full Story

Annual checkup of Earth's climate says we're in hotter water

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:53 PM

In their annual, detailed physical of Earth's climate, scientists say the world is in increasingly hot and rising water. Full Story

Nevada leads U.S. in per-capita growth in solar jobs

posted on February 13, 2015 at 1:04 PM

The number of solar industry jobs in Nevada more than doubled last year, the fastest per capita growth in the nation, a nonprofit research and education group said in a new report Thursday. Full Story

Negotiators agree on early draft of U.N. climate deal

posted on February 13, 2015 at 1:02 PM

U.N. negotiators on Friday produced an early draft of what eventually should become a landmark climate deal in Paris next December, piling on suggestions to make sure the document reflected every country's wishes. Full Story

Late-Season Fires Burn Scenic Area While Winter May Return to Normal

posted on December 20, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Late-Season Fires Burn Scenic Area While Winter May Return to Normal
Residents of California endured another round of wildfires this week. The latest fire tore through dry vegetation in the scenic Big Sur region south of San Francisco. And a change in weather patterns may be coming to the Great Plains and points... Full Story

Severe Southwest Weather Claims Fatalities

posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Severe Southwest Weather Claims Fatalities
Strong storms dumped more than a foot of rain in central Texas Thursday, killing two people. Up to 14 inches of rain fell in the Austin area prompting authorities to rescue hundreds. Full Story

West Coast States and BC to Link Climate Policies

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:45 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The governors of Pacific coastal U.S. states and a Canadian province official on Monday vowed to collectively combat climate change by coordinating polices that place a price on greenhouse gas pollution and mandating... Full Story

Iowa church blesses Missouri River in ceremony

posted on January 14, 2013 at 9:13 AM

The Missouri River has received a special blessing from an Iowa church that hopes the ceremony will make the river holy and reduce flooding and drought. Full Story

Nebraska and Wyoming Have Driest Years Ever in 2012

posted on January 14, 2013 at 9:07 AM

A national report says Nebraska was one of two states that experienced its hottest and driest year on record in 2012. Full Story

Interior sets new drilling rules on public land

posted on May 4, 2012 at 3:36 PM

The Obama administration said Friday it will for the first time require companies drilling for oil and natural gas on public and Indian lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. Full Story

UI receives $6.7M from FEMA for flood projects

posted on May 4, 2012 at 3:04 PM

The University of Iowa has received over $6.7 million in federal funds to demolish buildings destroyed in the 2008 flood. Full Story

Rare Weather: April cooler than March in Illinois

posted on May 4, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Illinois climate experts say the state had a rare phenomenon this year: April's weather was cooler than March. Full Story
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