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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

White House plan targets methane emissions

posted on March 28, 2014 at 3:36 PM

The White House announced a wide-ranging plan Friday aimed at cutting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling, landfills and other sources, part of President Barack Obama's strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global... 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 2013 Cooler Temps Only "Brief Respite" for Global Warming Threats to Arctic

posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:39 PM

The rapid melting in the Arctic eased up this year. But the government says global warming is still dramatically altering the top of the world, reducing the number of reindeer and shrinking snow and ice, while increasing certain fish and... Full Story

TransCanada: Pipeline Would Not Affect Climate

posted on February 22, 2013 at 1:32 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a shift in strategy, the company that wants to build an oil pipeline from western Canada to Texas said Tuesday that the project will have no measurable effect on global warming. Alex Pourbaix, TransCanada's president for... Full Story

Report says warming is changing US daily life

posted on January 18, 2013 at 5:44 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming is already changing America from sea to rising sea and is affecting how Americans live, a massive new federally commissioned report says. A special panel of scientists convened by the government issued Friday a... Full Story

Portions of Texas emerge from drought

posted on February 3, 2012 at 5:02 PM

HOUSTON (AP) - For millions of Dallas-area residents, one of the most severe droughts in Texas history is no longer a concern - for now. The U.S. Drought Monitor, in its weekly map posted online Thursday, classified the Dallas-Fort Worth area as... Full Story

New Map for What to Plant Reflects Global Warming

posted on January 27, 2012 at 8:51 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming is hitting not just home, but garden. The color-coded map of planting zones often seen on the back of seed packets is being updated by the government, illustrating a hotter 21st century. It's the first time... Full Story

EPA: Power Plants Main Global Warming Culprits

posted on January 13, 2012 at 4:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The most detailed data yet on emissions ofheat-trapping gases show that U.S. power plants are responsible forthe bulk of the pollution blamed for global warming.     Power plants released 72 percent of the... Full Story

Geoengineering could save Earth - or destroy it

posted on December 2, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Brighten clouds with sea water? Spray aerosols high in the stratosphere? Paint roofs white and plant light-colored crops? How about positioning "sun shades" over the Earth? Full Story

Insects Leading Threat to U.S. Forests

posted on July 8, 2011 at 2:07 PM

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich (AP) -- Marauding insects have become a leading threat to the nation's forests over the past decade, a problem made worse by drought and a warming climate, a federal report says. Full Story

Purdue Gets $5M Global Warming Crop-Research Grant

posted on July 1, 2011 at 12:07 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind (AP) - Purdue University scientists have won a $5 million federal grant to help corn and soybean farmers adapt to the various climate change scenarios global warming is forecast to bring in the coming decades. Full Story

World Stumbles Towards Climate Summit

posted on April 15, 2011 at 3:04 PM

BANGKOK (AP) -- Nineteen years after the world started to take climate change seriously, delegates from around the globe spent five days talking about what they will talk about at a year-end conference in South Africa. Full Story

New Report Exonerates Climate Researchers

posted on February 25, 2011 at 11:02 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Commerce Department investigation has found no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of federal climate researchers whose e-mails were leaked in the debate over global climate change. Full Story

EPA Eases up on Biomass Industry Over Regulating Carbon Dioxide Pollution

posted on January 14, 2011 at 5:01 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Under pressure from some members of Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is easing up on regulating global warming pollution from facilities that burn biomass for energy. Full Story
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