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Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the... Full Story

Market to Market (August 1, 2014)

posted on August 1, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Market to Market (August 1, 2014)
Full Program: Supporters -- and critics -- weigh in on Obama Administration plans to fight climate change. An Iraq war veteran embarks on a new mission to fulfill his agricultural dream. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. Full Story

Money men tally cost of climate change

posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Climate change is likely to exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies in the form of lost property, reduced industrial output and more deaths, according to a report backed by a trio of men with vast business experience. Full Story

Administration proposes updated Great Lakes plan

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:10 PM

The Obama administration is proposing an updated blueprint for Great Lakes environmental restoration that puts greater emphasis on climate change and using science to select projects and measure their effectiveness. Full Story

Market to Market (May 16, 2014)

posted on May 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Market to Market (May 16, 2014)
Full Program: A White House Task Force convenes in The Heartland to prepare a response to climate change. Farmers work with urban interests to improve water quality in a leading agricultural state. Market analysis with Naomi Blohm. Full Story

Climate Change Task Force Converges on Heartland

posted on May 16, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Climate Change Task Force Converges on Heartland
Following a weekend of violent storms culminating in a nearby tornado, efforts to prepare for extreme weather and other events blamed on climate change took center stage in Des Moines, Iowa this week. Full Story

Market to Market (May 9, 2014)

posted on May 9, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Market to Market (May 9, 2014)
Full Program: An international team of scientists works to eradicate a disease capable of decimating poultry in developing nations. Scientists and the Obama Administration release some dire predictions on the impact of climate change. Market analysis with Sue... Full Story

Obama Administration Releases National Climate Assessment

posted on May 9, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Obama Administration Releases National Climate Assessment
This week, the White House outlined some of the findings with its third National Climate Assessment. Full Story

U.N. Panel Shows Who's Responsible for CO2 Emissions

posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:30 AM

BERLIN (AP) -- The U.N.'s expert panel on climate change is preparing a new report this weekend outlining the cuts in greenhouse gases, mainly CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels, required in coming decades to keep global warming in... Full Story

Costs of Climate Change Steep But Tough to Tally

posted on April 4, 2014 at 10:22 AM

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) -- The economic and financial impact of global warming is complex and not well understood. In some scenarios there would be economic benefits for countries that get warmer and wetter and consequently more fertile... Full Story

Age-Old Indicators Under Stress In High Bolivia

posted on March 7, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Experts may scoff at such folk science, but the men and women who till the high mountain soil continue to swear by the traditional indicators, and Bolivia's government has even incorporated them into climate reports. Full Story

USDA Chief: Climate Change Already Hurting Farmers

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:04 PM

The Obama administration announced that seven new "climate hubs" will open in regions across the U.S., acting as clearinghouses for data and research about the effects of climate change. Full Story

Greens Hit Obama On Energy Plan

posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:25 PM

A simmering division between the president and environmental groups is starting to boil over. Full Story

To Clean Up Coal, Obama Pushes More Oil Production

posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Some environmentalists complain that it ends up releasing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than is stored underground as waste. Full Story

Experts Say Nuclear Power Needed to Slow Warming

posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:10 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Some of the world's top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won't be enough to head off extreme global warming, and they're asking environmentalists to support the development of safer nuclear power as one way to... Full Story
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