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4 years 2 months ago

Strengthening La Nina could mean more hurricanes

The La Nina climate phenomenon is strengthening, increasing the likelihood an active hurricane season could get even busier. The update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday comes as residents of Texas are cleaning up from the deluge of Tropical Storm Hermine, and Tropical Storm Igor is...

4 years 9 months ago

Colorado groups warn of climate change effects

Colorado business leaders and conservationists say the state will face shorter winters and environmental problems if steps aren't taken to address climate change. They are releasing a report Tuesday on the changes to Colorado's weather as a result of increased greenhouse gases. Warmer temperatures are blamed for the bark beetle's...

4 years 11 months ago

Climate reality: Voluntary efforts not enough

Around the world, countries and capitalism are already working to curb global warming on their own, with or without a global treaty. In Brazil more rainforests are being saved, and in Chicago there's a voluntary carbon pollution trading system. People recycle, buy smaller and newer cars, and change lightbulbs....

4 years 11 months ago

UN climate chief: hacked e-mails are damaging

The top U.N. climate official says hacked e-mails from climate scientists that appear to cast doubt on their research do look bad, but studies of global warming are solid. Yvo de Boer says the review process by some 2,500 scientists of climate change research is thorough and credible. He acknowledged...

4 years 11 months ago

Study: Cooler '08 in N. America was anomaly

Cooler temperatures in North America last year do not mean global warming is easing, according to a new study announced Friday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The study comes just days before President Barack Obama heads to Copenhagen, Denmark, to speak at a United Nations conference on...

4 years 11 months ago

Studies: Fighting global warming reduces diseases

Cutting global warming pollution would not only make the planet healthier, it would make people healthier too. That's according to U.S. and world officials who are releasing studies that calculate the health benefits of a less sickly climate. The studies suggest slashing carbon dioxide emissions could save millions of...

4 years 11 months ago

Scientist: Leak of climate e-mails appalling

A leading climate change scientist says the leak of documents stolen from a British research institute may be aimed at undermining talks at next month's Copenhagen global climate summit. Kevin Trenberth of the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado said in an interview Sunday that hackers cherry-picked...

5 years 3 days ago

Reality show: California to require greener TVs

Most power-hungry TVs will be banned from store shelves in California after state regulators adopted a first-in-the nation mandate to lower electricity demand. Given how large the California market is, the regulation could end up as a de facto national standard. On a unanimous vote, the California Energy Commission...

5 years 4 weeks ago

Nuclear energy becomes pivotal in climate debate

Nuclear energy was once vilified by environmentalists -- but not so much lately amid the push to curtail greenhouse gases. Nuclear energy has become a pivotal bargaining chip as Senate Democrats seek Republican votes to pass climate legislation. The nuclear industry's long-standing campaign to rebrand itself as green appears to...

5 years 1 month ago

Alarming' melt of glaciers in Indian Kashmir

Indian Kashmir's glaciers are melting fast because of rising temperatures, threatening the water supply of millions of people in the Himalayan region, a new study by Indian scientists says. The study by Kashmir University's geology and geophysics department blamed the effect on climate change, and said it endangered the...

5 years 1 month ago

Energy secretary announces Colorado funding

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu says Colorado will get more than $34 million in federal stimulus money for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Chu announced Wednesday that $9.5 million of that will be used to expand the Renewable Energy Rebates and Grants Program. The other $24.6 million will go...

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