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California really needs this winter to be a wet one.
The state is now at the beginning of the fourth year of one if its worst droughts on record. The drought has been fueled by a spate of disappointing winter rainy seasons that have left ...
The United States and European Union want the U.N. to stress the low cost of fighting climate change
in a draft handbook on the issue that it is compiling, a leaked document showed on Tuesday.
The United States wants the handbook to do ...
In a recent blog post, Secretary of State John Kerry described climate change
as a "gathering storm," already affecting millions around the world and posing direct challenges to our national security and global stability. In a new report, the ...
If we’re to believe the biomass energy industry, the U.S. Forest Service and a chorus of politicians from both sides of the aisle, we can solve the energy crisis, cure climate change
and eradicate wildfire by logging and chipping our national ...
The Sahel region's ability to produce food is not keeping pace with its growing population, and global warming will only exacerbate the imbalance, according to a new study.
Among the 22 countries making up the arid region in northern ...
Algae is killing Lake Winnipeg. Siberian wildfires are so intense they melted the permafrost beneath them. Flooding in Alberta paralyzed a major city. They're all linked, say the authors of a new United Nations-sponsored book titled Water, Energy ...
More than a quarter of a century old and the bane of global warming sceptics everywhere, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
is not about to fade into the sunset.
This past week, the UN body released its final report on climate
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) recently released its annual African Agriculture Status Report which focused on climate change
-smart agriculture at the 2104 African Green Revolution Forum held in Addis Abba, ...
is a “threat multiplier” and worse than many of the challenges the U.S. military is already grappling with, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The New York Times indicated that the report marks a ...
A global fracking boom will not help prevent climate change
, as cheap shale gas would displace cleaner renewable energy and actually increase carbon emissions, according to a new study.
Because the burning of shale gas, extracted through ...
Heavy precipitation fell across parts of the West in September, and while some locations saw top-10 wettest Septembers, much of the region is still mired in deep drought. Part of that is due to the excess heat that's afflicted the region this ...
Referring to climate change
as a “threat multiplier,” United State Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday that “rising global temperatures…climbing sea levels, and more extreme weather events” could compound security challenges faced by the ...
Islanders from the Tulun Atoll where forced relocation is presently underway are reporting what some believe is the beginning of the end. Breadfruit trees have been destroyed, the soil isn’t good enough to grow crops. The sea water is eating away ...
Global warming is changing the way the US trains for and goes to war – affecting war games, weapons systems, training exercises, and military installations – according to the Pentagon.
The defence secretary, Chuck Hagel, will tell a ...
The U.S. Department of Defense on Monday laid out its plan to respond to climate change
, arguing that rising temperatures and more frequent destructive weather around the globe pose "immediate risks to U.S. national security."
The Department of Defense sees climate change
as an "immediate' risk and is taking steps to assess those risk and respond to them according to its newly unveiled Climate Change
The document, released on Monday, is an ...
Rising global temperatures, rapidly melting arctic ice and other effects of climate change
are posing immediate risks to US national security and military and humanitarian operations, the Pentagon warned Monday.
In a comprehensive report ...
At the crack of dawn on an early winter morning, Double G’s restaurant in Paducah, Texas, would typically be bustling with hunters loading up on sausage, eggs and black coffee before they head out into the grasslands with their shotguns and ...
Billionaire former hedge-fund manager Tom Steyer is spending $50 million of his own money to make climate change
a defining issue in the 2014 midterm elections. That, according to New York Times columnist David Brooks, is just ...
The Defense Department sees global warming as a challenge that "poses immediate risks" to national security, rather than one that will rear its head only in the future.
This shift in thinking comes as the sprawling department puts in ...
The Pentagon is integrating climate change
threats into all of its "plans, operations, and training" across the entire Defense Department, signaling a comprehensive attempt to tackle the impacts
of global warming.
In a 20-page Climate
Two separate studies have confirmed the extent of human influence on climate change
-and, for once, carbon dioxide is not the usual suspect.
One team has just found that air pollution dimmed the skies of northern Europe, reflected ...
The governor of the Bank of England has reiterated his warning that fossil fuel companies cannot burn all of their reserves if the world is to avoid catastrophic climate change
, and called for investors to consider the long-term impacts
of their ...
World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim has compared climate change
to Ebola, suggesting that inaction on both is “killing people”.
Speaking at the World Bank’s annual meeting with the International Monetary Fund, Kim said that the Bank’s work on ...
Climate change impacts
on Atlantic wild salmon are so severe that a “co-ordinated national effort” is required to protect the stock, according to Salmon Watch Ireland (SWIRL).
The non-governmental organisation, which is dedicated to ...