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U.S. To Submit Plans To Combat Climate Change While Other Countries Delay

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

* About 30 nations to meet March 31 climate deadline * Mexico is first emerging economy to submit plan By Alister Doyle ...

COP20: Rounding the Turn on the Road to Paris

Carl Pope | Posted 02.14.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

A new and genuine, if inadequate, global climate architecture has been teed up for next year in Paris. But whether Paris serves as the foundation for steadily more ambitious climate progress or is the marker of the reality that that world will not break the back of fossil-fuel dominance is going to be determined by how the world community reacts to five new realities.

White House Turns Climate Change Spotlight To U.S. Cities, Towns

Reuters | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - After announcing a major deal with China to curb emissions and a $3 billion pledge...

Global Climate Deal Shouldn't Be Legally Binding, Top State Dept. Official Says

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - The United States wants to broker a global agreement on climate change that would ...

The National Climate Assessment: No Time to Waste

Al Gore | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Al Gore

When Pensacola, Florida, gets two feet of rain in 26 hours, that is exactly the kind of extreme and destructive event that scientists have long warned will become way more common.

The U.S. Has Gotten A Lot Hotter Since The First Earth Day

Climate Central | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. It’s been 44 years since the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, and since that time, aver...

U.S. To Launch 'Climate Hubs' To Help Farmers Face Climate Change

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's administration will announce on Wednesday the formation of seven ...

Arctic Thaw Tied To European, U.S. Heat Waves And Downpours, Study Shows

Reuters | Posted 02.07.2014 | Green

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - A thaw of Arctic ice and snow is linked to worsening summer heatwav...

The Resilient People of Miami Tackle Climate Change

Francine Madera | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Francine Madera

Our home is the most climate vulnerable city in the U.S. primarily due to sea level rise. Miami needs to adapt to climate change immediately if we want to survive as a metropolis.

'Girls' Star Tweets About Climate Change

Posted 06.06.2013 | Green

Lena Dunham took to Twitter Thursday morning to talk climate change. The star of HBO's "Girls" tweeted: It is my very unprofessional opinion that m...

How Much Has The U.S. Warmed Since The First Earth Day?

Posted 04.22.2013 | Green

From Climate Central: In commemoration of Earth Day, 2013, Climate Central has created an interactive graphic that shows a state-by-state analysis ...

2012 Officially Confirmed As Hottest Year On Record For Contiguous U.S.

Posted 01.09.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: It’s official: 2012 was the warmest year on record in the lower 48 states, as the country experienced...

Western U.S. Demonstrates Scale of Climate Challenge

Deborah Gordon | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Deborah Gordon

Western Lands, both in the Rocky Mountain and High Plains states, could be an increasingly active area for these oil drilling and production activities.

US and EU Must Show Leadership and Responsibility in Climate Talks

Antonio Tujan Jr. | Posted 02.05.2013 | Green
Antonio Tujan Jr.

The U.S. often projects a self-ascribed role of acting for the benefit of others in the world. At COP18 it, along with the EU, must move beyond a concern for its interests alone, and live up to its obligation to act for the other people inhabiting this planet.

Generation to Generation; Crisis to Crisis

John B. Kassel | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
John B. Kassel

So what's an American Boomer to do? Wake up. Accept responsibility. Our resource-gobbling lifestyle has caused this mess. Suburbanization has wasted U.S. resources for two generations. Change it, now.

Climate Change This Week: Cornographic Subsidies, Japanese Tiger, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.13.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.

U.S. Affirms Support For U.N. Climate Goal After Criticism

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2012 | Green

OSLO, Aug 8 (Reuters) - The United States reaffirmed support for a U.N. goal of limiting global warming after criticism from the European Union and ...

Which States Are Seeing The Greatest Warming?

Posted 06.12.2012 | Green

From Climate Central: Global warming isn't uniform. The continental U.S. has warmed by about 1.3°F over the past 100 years, but the temperature in...

Is The New Global Climate Change Agreement Missing Something Major?

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 02.17.2012 | Green

A recently announced climate change agreement between the United States and several other countries aims to reduce pollutant emissions, but it is draw...

Science Loses Status as a Climate Arbiter in Durban

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

The EU, Australia, and a few others will continue to attempt unilateral cuts to their emissions, but the leading polluters, China, India and the U.S., will not make substantive emissions cuts until at least a decade from now.

The Lonely American

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

That's me, the lonely American, as I watch heads of state, environmental ministers, and political luminaries from nation after nation deal head on with the issue of rescuing the climate from impending disaster.

Green Group Says U.S. Climate Bill Won't Hurt Farms

cnbc.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Global warming poses more of a threat to U.S. farm incomes than does the climate change bill passed by the U.S. House, which will have a "negligible" ...

U.S. Climate Change Commitment Questioned By European Leaders

New York Times | JOHN M. BRODER and JAMES KANTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As world leaders gather in New York for the highest-level conference yet on climate change, European leaders are expressing growing unease about the U...

China, US Held Secret Talks On Climate Change Deal

Guardian | Suzanne Goldenberg, US Environment Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A high-powered group of senior Republicans and Democrats led two missions to China in the final months of the Bush administration for secret backchann...