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Devastating extreme weather including recent flooding in England, Australia's hottest year on record and the U.S. being hit by a polar vortex have a "silver lining" of boosting climate change
to the highest level of politics and reminding ...
Statewide and local environmental groups took public comment on Thursday evening to forward to the Environmental Protection Agency on a proposed rule to regulate carbon emissions from new power plants.A “people’s hearing” held in meeting ...
From roads and bridges to power plants and gas pipelines, American infrastructure is vulnerable to the effects of climate change
, according to a pair of government reports released Thursday.The reports are technical documents supporting ...
Is it possible to equitably divide the planet’s resources between human and non-human societies? Can we ensure prosperity and rights both to people and to the ecosystems on which they rely?
In the island archipelago of Indonesia, these ...
The Least Developed Countries (LDC) group at the UN climate
negotiations represents 49 states especially vulnerable to climate change
Members include Pacific Islands like Tuvalu and Kiribati, smaller Asian states like Nepal and Myanmar, ...
The National Energy Board has approved energy giant Enbridge's plan to reverse the flow and increase the capacity of a pipeline that has been running between southern Ontario and Montreal for years.
The green light for the Calgary-based ...
For West Coasters sick of the ridiculously resilient ridge of high pressure and East Coasters tired of hearing about the polar vortex, get ready for a new climate
phenomenon to dominate headlines. El Niño could be making a return this fall after ...
As countries around the world look to celebrate International Women's Day on Saturday, it is important to reflect on the unique position of women when it comes to climate change
Although climate change
affects all people, women often ...
The U.S. Department of Defense released the 2014 version of its Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) yesterday, declaring the threat of climate change impacts
a very serious national security vulnerability that, among other things, could enable ...
Time is running out for Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, with climate change
set to wreck irreversible damage by 2030 unless immediate action is taken, marine scientists said Thursday.
Stretching along more than 2,000 km (1,200 ...
The effects of climate change
are "threat multipliers" that will force the Pentagon to rethink how it engages in training, missions and humanitarian aid around the world, the Defense Department said Tuesday in its Quadrennial Defense ...
Nations risk repeating the failure of climate
talks in 2009 unless they sign up to mandatory emissions reductions in a treaty to succeed the Kyoto Protocol, according to Bangladesh’s climate
envoy to the United Nations.
“Unless we have ...
If current trends in global warming continue unmitigated, some of the world's most well-known and historically significant cultural landmarks -- including the Statue of Liberty in New York City, the Tower of London in the United Kingdom, and the ...
In the 19th century, as land-hungry pioneers steered their wagon trains westward across the United States, they encountered a vast landscape of towering grasses that nurtured deep, fertile soils.
Today, just three percent of North ...
of climate change
are being felt at even the deepest depths of the Antarctic ocean, a new study has found, in a discovery that may explain a 40 year old mystery.
In the mid-1970s, the first satellite images to be studied of ...
As people from all corners of the world are living off an increasingly similar diet, decreasing crop diversity is making the global food system more vulnerable to the impacts
of climate change
, a new study has warned.
The study, which is ...
“You can’t link climate change
to specific weather events.” That is the accepted wisdom that has been trotted out repeatedly as the wettest winter in at least 250 years battered England and Wales. But the accepted wisdom is wrong: it is perfectly ...
Citizen scientists can help to solve a critical question raised by England's wettest winter in at least 250 years: was climate change
Spare home computer time lent to researchers at the University of Oxford will allow an ...
A 12-year-old boy in Kathmandu fears the shoddily-built brick factory he works in will collapse due to heavy rain or an earthquake. Street children in Jakarta say they fall ill when it's really hot or rainy because they don't get enough food. ...
When Rachel Carson revealed the harmful effects of DDT in her landmark book, "Silent Spring," it took 10 years for the federal government to ban the use of the pesticide. How long will it take to ban plastic microbeads?
On Feb. 11, the ...
As one of the country's most popular and iconic poems laments, Australia is a "sunburnt country" of "droughts and flooding rains".
Dorothea Mackellar's My Country endures with its "wide brown land" evoking "flood and fire and famine" and ...
Ilaria Bertini reports on a recent conference in London that sought to uncover the health effects of climate change
Is climate change
bad for your health? This question was discussed at University College London (UCL) on Saturday during ...
comes with never-before-experienced impacts
. For example, crop yields and growing seasons will decrease even as changing rain patterns will worsen people’s access to water. Yet Africa’s population is projected to reach 2 billion in ...
Indonesia’s palm oil industry has gained a notorious reputation in recent years. Palm oil companies are routinely accused of clearing primary forests, destroying the habitats of endangered species, releasing massive amounts of carbon by draining ...
AS HUNDREDS of people in Britain affected by floods seek help and shelter following the wettest winter on record, Caribbean islands hit by severe storms over Christmas are also still struggling to recover.
Although more than 4,000 miles ...