posted on May 16, 2014 at 4:56 PM
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.
posted on May 9, 2014 at 3:48 PM
This week, the White House outlined some of the findings with its third National Climate Assessment.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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?
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.
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.
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.