Scientists: July was hottest month on record

World 08/15/19, 17:26

U.S. government scientists on Aug. 15 confirmed that July was the hottest month on record, edging out the previous record-holder, July 2016. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the global average temperature last month was 62.1 degrees. That is ...

Militia threat shuts down Oregon Statehouse amid walkout

U.S. 06/21/19, 23:12

The Oregon Capitol will be closed Saturday due to a "possible militia threat" from right-wing protesters as a walkout by Republican lawmakers over landmark climate change legislation drags on. Republican state senators fled the Legislature — and some, the state — ...

Trump EPA rolls back Obama rule on coal-fired power plants

Politics 06/19/19, 10:09

The Trump administration on Wednesday completed one of its biggest rollbacks of environmental rules, replacing a landmark Obama-era effort that sought to wean the nation's electrical grid off coal-fired power plants and their climate-damaging pollution. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler, ...

Progressive climate policy poised to pass in Oregon

U.S. 06/16/19, 23:36

Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.Supporters call it the United States' most progressive climate policy, saying it ...

Ocasio-Cortez: Serious climate plan to cost at least $10T

Politics 06/05/19, 15:59

Any plan to adequately address climate change would likely cost at least $10 trillion, freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Wednesday as she responded to a flurry of climate proposals from Democratic presidential candidates. Speaking to reporters at the Capitol, Ocasio-Cortez for ...

International Energy Agency: nuclear needed for climate goal

Europe 05/28/19, 09:51

The International Energy Agency says the premature closure of nuclear power plants and failure to build new ones could make it harder to meet global targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.The Paris-based agency said Tuesday that "lack of further lifetime ...

Teen activist Thunberg urges leaders to admit climate crisis

Science 05/28/19, 06:35

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is urging world leaders to acknowledge that global warming "is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced."Thunberg told political and business leaders at a conference in Austria on Tuesday that it's their job to inform ...

Green parties’ gains could boost climate action in Europe

World 05/27/19, 16:10

Green parties' surprisingly strong showing in elections for the 751-seat European Parliament raised hopes — particularly among young voters — that global warming and other environmental issues will get more serious consideration on the continent.Provisional results Monday showed the left-leaning ...

EU elections: Gutted center, high turnout, rising right

World 05/27/19, 11:47

The European Union prides itself on being a brilliant mosaic of nations, but its parliamentary elections produced a hodgepodge of sometimes contradictory results that complicates the future of both the 28-country EU and the domestic politics of several members.While issues ...

Greens triumph as German governing parties perform poorly

Europe 05/26/19, 13:48

Germany's governing parties were headed for their worst post-World War II showing in a nationwide election on Sunday amid discontent with their stuttering performance over the past year, with the Greens surging to second place in the European Parliament vote ...

Climate activists call for action in Latin America

Enviroment 05/24/19, 13:58

Climate change activists in Latin America rallied for action on global warming Friday, heeding a call by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to hold demonstrations across the world.In Rio de Janeiro, a small group of students gathered outside the state legislature ...

Lake Tahoe’s famed water gets clearer after all-time low

Science 05/24/19, 13:43

The clarity of Lake Tahoe's cobalt blue water improved last year from its worst level in a half-century after weather and runoff returned to more normal conditions at the alpine lake straddling the California-Nevada line.A dinner plate-sized disc used to ...

Climate protesters turn out as Europe votes on parliament

Europe 05/24/19, 07:32

Protesters are holding rallies in several European Union countries to demand tougher action against global warming, as the 28-nation bloc votes to fill the European Parliament.Thousands attended a rally Friday in Berlin, where mostly young people waved banners with slogans ...

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