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2 years 10 months ago

Judge blocks Polar Bear rule

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge has thrown out a key section of an Interior Department rule that declared global warming is threatening the survival of the polar bear. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled that the Bush administration did not complete a required environmental review when it said...

3 years 4 weeks ago

Perry says he doesn't believe in global warming

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) - Rick Perry says he does not believe in global warming. The newest Republican presidential candidate also says he would not have signed the debt-ceiling compromise brokered by Republicans and Democrats. The Texas governor made the comments as he launched a two-day New Hampshire campaign tour. He...

4 years 2 months ago

Senators: Obama wants tax on carbon emissions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators say President Barack Obama is insisting that any energy legislation put a price on carbon emissions - something many Republicans call an energy tax they can't accept. Sens. John Kerry and Joe Lieberman told reporters after meeting with the president Tuesday that Obama was clear...

4 years 6 months ago

Actor Danny Glover to speak tonight

Actor and activist Danny Glover will speak in Pueblo tonight, at an event hosted by CSU-Pueblo. Probably best known for his role in the Lethal Weapon movies, he has been a mainstay in Hollywood since a bit part in Escape from Alcatraz in 1979. He's also known as a...

4 years 9 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 9 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 10 months ago

Maldives officials dive for climate change

The president of the Maldives says he's trying to make people realize his low-lying island nation is a "frontline state" facing the threat of global warming. To that end, President Mohammed Nasheed convened a Cabinet meeting today about 20 feet deep at the bottom of a lagoon. The Maldives is...

4 years 11 months 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...

4 years 11 months ago

EU says US must join climate funding

The European Union says the United States should join it in stumping up cash to help poor developing nations to cope with climate change. Sweden's finance minister says Europe wanted the U.S. to "also put their weight behind the issue" ahead of global talks in December on a new pact...

4 years 11 months ago

World's oceans warmest on record this summer

Sea-surface temperatures worldwide have been the hottest on record over the last three months, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Ocean temperatures averaged 62.5 degrees Fahrenheit in the June-August period, 1 degree higher than normal. Last month also saw the warmest August sea-surface temperatures on record...

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