Shrinking range of pikas in California mountains linked to climate change
The American pika, a small animal with a big personality that has long delighted hikers and backpackers, is disappearing from low-elevation sites in California mountains, and the cause appears to be climate ...
World leaders urged to change course at UN climate summit
The largest gathering of world leaders on climate change opens at the United Nations on Tuesday amid calls for action to put the planet on course toward reversing global warming.
Coast Guard proposes Bering Straits shipping route
(AP)—With global warming leading to increased traffic to a vulnerable Arctic, the U.S. Coast Guard is proposing a 4.6-mile (7-kilometer) wide shipping route through the Bering Strait to try to protect the region.
A climate idea comes of age: Zero emissions
Pulling a worn, yellowed copy of the 1992 U.N. climate change convention from her handbag, Farhana Yamin points to the paragraph that states its goal: To stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations at a level ...
Small eddies produce global effects on climate change
The increasing strength of winds over the Southern Ocean has extended its ability to absorb carbon dioxide, effectively delaying the impacts of global warming.
Mary Robinson named UN special climate change envoy
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday named former Irish president Mary Robinson as his special envoy for climate change, ahead of a summit set for September.
NASA to launch satellite to track carbon pollution
The US space agency is to launch on Tuesday a satellite that tracks atmospheric carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.
Dragons awaken and Clarkson goes green in April Fools' medley
Greece could adopt Bitcoin, global warming might awaken dragons and disgraced motoring show host Jeremy Clarkson is going green: Aprils Fools' Day jokes around Europe on Wednesday ranged from chuckle-worthy to weird.
US cities prep for warm climate without saying so
Climate change remains a political minefield across the U.S., despite the strong scientific consensus that it's happening, so some local leaders have hit upon a way of preparing for the potentially severe consequences without ...
World will 'change course' on climate at UN summit
A UN summit on climate change will see the world "change course" and begin to seriously tackle global warming, UN climate envoy Mary Robinson said Wednesday.
UN climate panel on final stretch of key report
The UN's top panel on climate change was sifting Friday through the final details of a report aimed at guiding policies on global warming for years to come, sources said.
Female frogs modify offspring development depending on reproduction date
Global warming is altering the reproduction of plants and animals, notably accelerating the date when reproduction and other life processes occur. A study by the University of Uppsala (Sweden), including ...
Fuel to the fire? Fuel exports soar under Obama
Solar panels glisten from every thatched hut on this crowded island, one of the largest in this remote chain off the Panamanian coast. But the tiny emblems of green energy offer no hope against climate change.
Green Climate Fund pledges reach $9.3 bn
Nations meeting in Berlin Thursday pledged $9.3 billion (7.4 bn euros) for a climate fund to help poor countries cut emissions and prepare for global warming, just shy of a $10bn target.