Climate trouble may be bubbling up in far north
(AP) -- Only a squawk from a sandhill crane broke the Arctic silence - and a low gurgle of bubbles, a watery whisper of trouble repeated in countless spots around the polar world.
Forests could flip from sink to source of CO2: study
Forests that today soak up a quarter of carbon pollution spewed into the atmosphere could soon become a net source of CO2 if Earth's surface warms by another two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), cautions ...
EPA finds greenhouse gases pose a danger to health
(AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency concluded Friday that greenhouse gases linked to climate change "endanger public health and welfare," setting the stage for regulating them under federal clean air laws.
Global warming impacting Greenlanders' daily lives
From his trawler that motors along the Nuuk fjord, fisherman Johannes Heilmann has watched helplessly in recent years as climate change takes its toll on Greenland.
Future of West water supply threatened by climate change, says new study
As the West warms, a drier Colorado River system could see as much as a one-in-two chance of fully depleting all of its reservoir storage by mid-century assuming current management practices continue on course, ...
Government blocks wind farm plans
The U.S. government has ordered work stopped on more than a dozen wind farms, saying the giant turbines might interfere with military radar.
Revised Theory Suggests Carbon Dioxide Levels Already in Danger Zone
(PhysOrg.com) -- If climate disasters are to be averted, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) must be reduced below the levels that already exist today, according to a study published in Open Atmospheric Science Jo ...
Going green: Entire Swedish city switches to biofuels to become environmentally friendly
Though a fraction of Chicago's size, this industrial city in southeast Sweden has plenty of similarities with it, including a long, snowy winter and a football team the town's crazy about.
House Democrats unveil sweeping plan to reshape energy in America
Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday announced a sweeping plan to change how the nation produces and uses energy in order to reduce the risk of dangerous climate change.
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Biofuels could increase global warming with laughing gas, says Nobel prize-winning chemist
Growing and burning many biofuel crops may actually raise, rather than lower, greenhouse gas emissions. That’s the conclusion of a new study led by Nobel prize-winning chemist Paul Crutzen, best known for his work on the ...
Obama to unveil dramatic new auto emissions standards
A new front in the battle against climate change will open Tuesday, when President Barack Obama unveils sweeping new auto regulations described as equivalent to taking 177 million cars off the road.
Lower increases in global temps could lead to greater impacts than previously thought, study finds
A new study by scientists updating some of the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2001 Third Assessment Report finds that even a lower level of increase in average global temperatures due to ...
Energy secretary: Islands could disappear
(AP) -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu is warning that if countries don't do something about climate change, "some island states will simply disappear."