climate change

President Barack Obama speaks about how having a fuel-efficient truck fleet can boost the economy and help combat climate change, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at the Safeway Distribution Center in Upper Marlboro, Md. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama wants more fuel-efficient trucks on US roads

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Drawing a link between reduced fuel consumption and climate change, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that his administration will issue tougher fuel-efficiency standards for delivery trucks by March 2016. Obama […]

02/18/2014

An iceberg melts in Kulusuk, Greenland near the arctic circle, Aug. 16, 2005. (AP Photo/John McConnico, File)

Study: Arctic getting darker, making Earth warmer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Arctic isn’t nearly as bright and white as it used to be because of more ice melting in the ocean, and that’s turning out to be a global problem, a new […]

02/17/2014

Climate change (AP Photo)

Federal study warns of sudden climate change woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of scientists advising the federal government says the world needs to worry more about hard-to-predict sudden changes from global warming than it does about the bigger but more gradual impacts. […]

12/03/2013

An iceberg melts in Kulusuk, Greenland near the arctic circle, Aug. 16, 2005. (AP Photo/John McConnico, File)

Warming report sees violent, sicker, poorer future

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starvation, poverty, flooding, heat waves, droughts, war and disease already lead to human tragedies. They’re likely to worsen as the world warms from man-made climate change, a leaked draft of an international […]

11/03/2013

This undated handout photo provided by Marinelifephotography.com shows a reef slope densely covered by soft corals in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Keoki Stender, Marinelifephotography.com)

Study claims temperatures will go off the charts around 2047

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting in about a decade, Kingston, Jamaica, will probably be off-the-charts hot — permanently. Other places will soon follow. Singapore in 2028. Mexico City in 2031. Cairo in 2036. Phoenix and Honolulu […]

10/09/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown (AP Photo)

CA, Chinese officials announce climate deal

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown and a China’s top climate negotiator signed an agreement to boost cooperation between the state and China on clean energy technologies and climate change. The governor […]

09/14/2013

John Kerry

Kerry: Climate change a ‘life-threatening issue’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling global climate change a “life-threatening issue,” Secretary of State nominee John Kerry said the US must play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.

01/24/2013

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‘Climate dividend’ approved for Calif. households

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California utility regulators have approved a small, twice-a-year dividend for households to help offset bill increases caused by the state’s new cap-and-trade system.

12/21/2012

Iowa scientists: Drought a sign of climate change

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – More than 130 scientists from Iowa colleges and universities say this year’s drought is consistent with a warmer climate predicted as part of global climate change and more droughts can […]

11/19/2012

Obama wants 'conversation' on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says he wants to begin a national “conversation” on climate change. At a news conference Wednesday, Obama said his administration has taken steps to combat global warming, such as […]

11/14/2012

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