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Governments and scientists have been meeting in the Danish capital Copenhagen this week to adopt a key IPCC report on the state of the climate
. It says policymakers must act now to avert the worst.
may have "severe, ...
The ozone hole is a gash in the stratosphere, like a festering wound high above the earth's surface. Scientists first diagnosed the problem in the mid-1980s and recommended a course of action to treat the problem. And today, NASA announced that ...
Californians face higher water prices and permanent conservation measures amid drought, global warming and population growth in a state that has long struggled to satisfy urban and agricultural needs, the administration of Governor Jerry Brown ...
The two years that have passed since Hurricane Sandy crashed into the New Jersey shoreline have not been enough time for scientists and researchers to make much headway on the hows and whys of the Northeast's epic storm. But that's not because ...
The Weather Channel has released an official statement arguing that man-made global warming is real, just days its co-founder said it does not exist.
The group claims said the planet is 'indeed warming,' with temperatures increasing 1 to ...
Scientists and officials are meeting in Denmark to edit what's been termed the "most important document" on climate change
The IPCC Synthesis Report will summarise the causes and impacts
of - and solutions to - rising ...
In a capital city somewhere in a country beyond our own, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) meets to finalise a report summarising the state of knowledge on climate change
This Synthesis Report is the fourth and final ...
A draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) Synthesis report warns of "severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts
for people, species and 27 ecosystems," unless action is taken, and taken soon.
To keep the temperature ...
Our efforts to cut carbon emissions aren’t working and no-one else cares. Give up.It’s not a great thought to start the day, but that’s the defeatist message Britain woke up to a couple of weeks ago, when the BBC’s Today Programme ...
Environmental scientists for the most part agree that the human population is growing at an unsustainable rate, to the point that even fertility restrictions and a worldwide pandemic couldn't solve the problem, according to new ...
Do you think there is more or less fear in your life than there has been in previous years? I ask the question because it feels to me (not scientific of course) there is more fear in people’s lives than there has been in the past. If you manage ...
Back when Pabst Blue Ribbon was for working folks -- not hipsters -- the brewery was a Milwaukee icon, bustling along the western edge of the city's central business district.
Hitting hard times, Pabst left town a couple decades ago. But ...
Scientists and delegates from more than 100 governments are meeting in Copenhagen this week to thrash out the definitive round-up of climate
By the end of the week, they will have approved the final building block of the UN ...
In the Amazon, everything is big – the trees, the rivers, the snakes, and the statistics that measure everything in numbers of football fields or areas the size of entire countries.
Now one of the biggest towers in the world – taller ...
Almost since we started worrying about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, my wife and colleague Jody Lanard and I have been worrying about the prospect of its spreading to developing countries around the world -- countries less able than the U.S. ...
Australian government plans to protect the Great Barrier Reef are inadequate, short-sighted and will not prevent its decline, the country's pre-eminent grouping of natural scientists said Tuesday.
The draft plan, released for ...
The lungs of the planet are drying out, threatening to cause Earth to cough up some of its carbon reserves.
The Amazon rainforest inhales massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping keep the globe's carbon budget in ...
Restricting population growth will not solve global issues of sustainability in the short term, new research says.
A worldwide one-child policy would mean the number of people in 2100 remained around current levels, according to a study ...
A draft copy of a report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) warns that climate change
could have “serious, pervasive and irreversible” effects on society and the environment.
The report is currently being ...
This year's Freshwater Summit, an annual conference of environmental professionals and concerned citizens focusing on current issues facing the Great Lakes region, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at the Hagerty Center, ...
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
has set a target of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases such as CO2. One way countries can meet their obligations is to switch energy production from the burning of fossil fuels to ...
A dam-building boom across the developing world will bring electricity to growing, power-hungry cities across Asia, Africa and Latin America. But it can also put the world’s climate
and people at risk, according to a new study by researchers ...
may have "serious, pervasive and irreversible" impacts
on human society and nature, according to a draft U.N. report due for approval this week that says governments still have time to avert the worst.
Delegates from more ...
The global trade in agricultural and timber products is pushing the planet’s forests to the brink, having been responsible for more than a third of recent deforestation, a new study has warned.
The report, commissioned by the Center for ...
As she planned her run for the Florida House of Representatives this year, Kristin Jacobs told her team that she wanted her campaign to address the effects of climate change
. Her advisers were initially skeptical, noting that voters typically ...