Cities, regions call for 'robust' world climate pact
Thousands of cities, provinces and states from around the world urged national governments on Thursday to deliver a "robust, binding, equitable and universal" planet-saving climate pact in December.
Study shows extreme heat and precipitation are increasing salmonella infections
Extreme heat and precipitation events, which are expected to increase in frequency and intensity due to climate change, are associated with increased risk of salmonella infections, according to a study led ...
Cities, regions, demand bigger climate say
Leaders of city and regional governments gathered Wednesday in the French city of Lyon, in the grips of a western European heatwave, to demand a bigger stake in the global push to curb global warming.
How atmospheric rivers form
If you want to assign blame on an overcast day, then cast your eyes on the tropics. Water vapor originating from the Earth's tropics is transported to midlatitudes on long filaments of flowing air that intermittently ...
Climate scientists find more evidence linking Arctic warming to jet stream movement
Findings from a new Rutgers University climate change study support previous research that shows a link between the rapidly warming Arctic and an increase in extreme weather events.
We need to change how and where we build to be ready for a future of more extreme weather
The human and economic losses resulting from extreme weather events during the last several years vividly demonstrate the US' historically shortsighted approach to development. The ill-advised, fast-paced ...
Linking climate change to natural disasters influences charitable aid
When natural disasters strike - droughts, typhoons, floods - the media, charities, and science organizations appeal to the public both for aid to the victims and to communicate the causes of these events. Increasingly, as ...
ADB: Climate change makes poor poorer in Asia-Pacific
Climate change has been making the poor in the Asia-Pacific region even poorer and is also setting back efforts to haul them out of poverty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report Wednesday.