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In this combination of March 2014 photos, a slackline walker enjoys the sunny and warm weather in Duesseldorf, Germany; a jogger runs on the snow-covered grounds of the Washington Monument in Washington; and a worker, suffering from heat exhaustion, leaves her shift early at the salt evaporation ponds in Anse-Rouge, Haiti.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Susan Walsh, Dieu Nalio Chery)

Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record — except in the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said […]

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This Jan. 9, 2009, file photo shows equipment inside a pilot plant in Scotland, S.D., that turns corn cob into cellulosic ethanol, a precursor to a commercial-scale biorefinery planned for Emmetsburg, Iowa. Biofuels made from corn leftovers after harvest are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a cleaner oil alternative from the start and will help climate change. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a […]

04/20/2014

FILE - This Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, shows typhoon damaged fuel tanks along the coast in Tanawan, central Philippines. A United Nations panel of scientists has drafted a list of eight ``key risks” about climate change that’s easy to understand and illustrates the issues that have the greatest potential to cause harm to the planet. The list is part of a massive report on how global warming is affecting humans and the planet and how the future will be worse unless something is done about it. The report is being finalized at a meeting on the weekend of March 29, 2014 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)

UN panel: 8 reasons to worry about global warming

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — If you have already read “12 Pieces of Practical Advice from Housecats,” now you can move on to “8 Reasons to Worry about Global Warming.” A United Nations panel of scientists […]

03/29/2014

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2007, file photo, Oxfam activists wearing polar bear costumes stage a demonstration outside the venue of the U.N. climate change conference in Nusa Dua, Bali island, Indonesia. If you think of climate change as a hazard faced by some far-off polar bear decades from now, you’re mistaken. That’s the message from top climate scientists gathering in Japan this week to assess the impact of global warming. "The polar bear is us," says Patricia Romero Lankao of the federally funded National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)

Big climate report: Warming is big risk for people

If you think of climate change as a hazard for some far-off polar bears years from now, you’re mistaken. That’s the message from top climate scientists gathering in Japan this week to assess the impact […]

03/24/2014

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Obama unleashing power of data on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration hopes to fight global warming with the geeky power of numbers, maps and even gaming-type simulations. Officials figure the more you know about climate change the more likely you […]

03/19/2014

July 19, 2007 file photo of an iceberg melting off the coast of Ammasalik, Greenland. (AP Photo/John McConnico, File)

World had 4th warmest January as eastern US froze

WASHINGTON (AP) — The globe cozied up to the fourth warmest January on record this year, essentially leaving just the eastern half of the United States out in the cold. And the northern and eastern […]

02/20/2014

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

An iceberg melts off Ammassalik Island in Eastern Greenland, July 19, 2007. (AP Photo/John McConnico, File)

NOAA: World in 2013 was 4th hottest on record

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year was tied for the fourth warmest year on record around the world. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday released its global temperature figures for 2013. The average world […]

01/21/2014

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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

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US roasts to hottest year on record by landslide

WASHINGTON (AP) — America set an off-the-charts heat record in 2012. A brutal combination of a widespread drought and a mostly absent winter pushed the average annual U.S. temperature last year up.

01/08/2013

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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

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