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Senate Says Climate Change Real, but Doesn't Agree on Cause

posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:43 AM

The Republican-controlled Senate acknowledged Wednesday that climate change is real but refused to say humans are to blame. Full Story

Study: Natural Gas Surge Won't Slow Climate Change

posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn't quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won't slow global warming, a new study projects. Full Story

Protestors Urge World Leaders to Minimize Impact on Climate

posted on October 3, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Protestors Urge World Leaders to Minimize Impact on Climate
Over 7,000 concert goers descended on the small town of Neligh, Nebraska to hear musicians lend their voices in the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline. Music legends Willie Nelson and Neil Young added their voices in support of Bold Nebraska, a... Full Story

Protestors Urge World Leaders to Minimize Impact on Climate

posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Protestors Urge World Leaders to Minimize Impact on Climate
Protestors in New York and other cities worldwide urge world leaders to take aggressive steps to alleviate the human influence on climate change. 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

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

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
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