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The broad high prairie of eastern Wyoming and southern Montana was once the bottom of a shallow sea, a rich subtropical swampland for millions of years. Layers of plants began forming peat beds 60 million years ago, later to be buried and ...
Pacific countries have a lot to gain from getting better at obtaining climate
-related finance, research from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) shows.
The Pacific has a major problem dealing with the economic impact of cyclones and other ...
China is poorly prepared to tackle the impact of climate change
that presents a serious threat to the country, thanks to a lack of planning and public awareness, the government said on Monday.
The world's most populous country already ...
"Avoiding a climate
crisis, while meeting a growing demand of energy services, is one of the most challenging issues humanity is facing today," says Dr Malte Meinshausen, Senior Researcher at the Melbourne School of Earth Sciences.
Almost 30 public-traded US companies are using an 'internal carbon price' in their business planning, according to a new report by CDP.
The organisation formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project finds companies spanning all sectors ...
A new study for the first time found links between the rapid loss of snow and sea ice cover in the Arctic and a recent spate of exceptional extreme heat events in North America, Europe, and Asia. The study adds to the evidence showing that the ...
Thirty years of shrinking Arctic sea ice has boosted extreme summer weather, including heat waves and drought, in the United States and elsewhere, according to a study published today (Dec. 8) in the journal Nature Climate Change
Canada is running out of time to offer U.S. President Barack Obama a climate change
concession that might clinch the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, as the country's energy industry continues to resist costly curbs on greenhouse gas ...
Scientists in Lyon, a French city famed for its cuisine, have discovered a quick-cook recipe for copious volumes of hydrogen (H2).
The breakthrough suggests a better way of producing the hydrogen that propels rockets and energizes ...
The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) doesn’t go to China very often. But when she does it generates a lot of attention. After all, Administrator McCarthy and the EPA are important actors in implementing President Obama’s ...
Looking back at the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is prompting one of New Jersey`s largest coalitions of environmental volunteers to look forward to a more challenging battle: climate change
Clean Ocean Action celebrated the final month ...
This evening I'm participating in a discussion at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club with thought leaders from various industries to explore the environmental and economic impacts
Deforestation represents a large ...
Almost half the homes deemed at serious risk from flooding will not be covered under the government's new flood insurance scheme because officials have decided to omit the future impact of climate change
As the cleanup continues on ...
IT’S only five in the morning and yet Josephine is already awake. She doesn’t mind the cold weather of December. She has to clean her vegetable garden since a lot of weeds have been growing near the crops. She needs to plant some eggplants and ...
Who doesn’t remember going on their first deer hunt or seeing their first moose? Hunting and observing wildlife has long been an important part of our country’s rich natural heritage.The success we’ve had in restoring big-game populations ...
For years now, people have argued over both the reality and nature of climate change
on our Earth. Scientists, mostly, have increasingly argued the preponderance of evidence points strongly towards a significant change
in global climate
in the ...
When Patrice and Philip Morgan bought a house near the ocean in Brooklyn, they were not particularly worried about the threat of flooding.
Federal maps showed their home was outside the area at a high risk of flood damage. For that ...
Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.
The new rule is designed to address environmental ...
Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday, is best known for his fight against South African apartheid. But his long walk to freedom also included steps toward solving this mammoth problem called climate change
. He envisioned a world where all people ...
About David Keith's TEDTalkEnvironmental scientist proposes a cheap and shocking way to address climate change
: What if we inject a huge cloud of sulfur into the atmosphere to deflect sunlight and heat?About David ...
Hard-to-predict sudden change
s to Earth's environment are more worrisome than larger but more gradual impacts
of climate change
, according a panel of scientists advising the federal government. A 200-page report released Tuesday by the National ...
Global warming may push many native freshwater mussel species to the brink of extinction, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. In a laboratory setting, the researchers found that warmer water temperatures impair mussel ...
may be progressing incrementally, but one of those increments is sure to produce abrupt, possibly irreversible change
s, a new report says.
Citing mass polar ice melt, ocean dead zones and the potential for mass extinction ...
The United States will help China implement stricter emission standards for vehicles in a bid to help the world's biggest carbon emitter tackle rampant air pollution, the White House announced on Thursday.
The announcement was one of ...
In the fight over hydraulic fracturing in California, opponents of the drilling process frequently argue that restrictions are needed because of the potential for a massive oil boom in the state.
There could be rapid expansion, they ...