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COP20: Rounding the Turn on the Road to Paris

Carl Pope | Posted 12.16.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | Politics

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

U.S., China Unveil Ambitious Climate Change Goals

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China pledged Wednesday to take ambitious action to limit greenhouse gases, aiming to inject fresh momentum int...

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 ...

Not In My Backyard: U.S. Sending Dirty Coal Abroad

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo shi...

China, U.S. Differ On Global Plan To Cut Emissions

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — China and the United States took small steps toward their shared goal of fighting climate change on Wednesday, but the world's No. 1 ...

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...

Climate Changes To Result In Bird, Reptile Shifts

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As temperatures climb across the Southwest, researchers have found some species will win, but others stand to lose — and ...

USDA Chief: Climate Change Already Hurting Farmers

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 02.06.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate change is already hurting American farmers and rural residents, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday, warning ...

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 ...

Americans Are Total Wimps These Days

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — We've become weather wimps. As the world warms, the United States is getting fewer bitter cold spells like the one that gripped m...

Local Leaders Planning For Climate Effects

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 12.13.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to climate change, local officials have a message for Washington: Lead or get out of the way. Local governments hav...

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.

Ignored During Campaign, Climate Change Talk Heats Up

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Climate change is suddenly a hot topic again. The issue is resurfacing in talks about a once radical idea: a possible carbon tax. On Tu...

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...