- Korean energy economist to head UN climate science panel Updated: Oct-06-15 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON - A South Korean professor of climate change economics will lead the Nobel Prize-winning group of climate scientists who keep track of global warming.
- Nevada officials react warily to EPA's new ozone rule Updated: Oct-03-15 10:51 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada leaders reacted cautiously this week to the Environmental Protection Agency's stricter new limits on smog-causing pollution, with Gov. Brian Sandoval saying the rule could punish the state for circumstances out of its control and environmental and manufacturing groups staking out opposite positions against it.
- India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge Updated: Oct-02-15 1:19 pm
NEW DELHI - India's long-awaited pledge for a global climate pact shows how the world's No. 3 carbon polluter is making significant efforts to rein in the growth of emissions linked to its fast-surging demands for energy, analysts said Friday.
- Researchers: carbon pledges lower warming forecast Updated: Oct-01-15 9:13 am
STOCKHOLM - A climate research group says carbon emissions cuts pledged by governments could rein in global warming by up to 1 degree C (1.8 degrees F) by 2100.
- Indiana studying whether hydraulic fracking can cause quakes Updated: Sep-28-15 5:20 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The man who oversees Indiana's oil and gas industries said the state is studying whether hydraulic fracturing used by many operators can cause earthquakes - a question that's on the minds of regulators and academics in several states.
- Study: Sea level rise increasing major storms off New Jersey Updated: Sep-28-15 3:06 pm
MANTOLOKING, New Jersey - A new study looking back over 1,000 years finds the flooding risk along the New York and New Jersey coasts increased greatly after industrialization, and major storms that once might have occurred every 500 years could soon happen every 25 years or so.
- Despite pledges, climate action seen falling short Updated: Sep-28-15 3:06 pm
STOCKHOLM - The emissions pledges that countries have made ahead of a landmark conference in Paris have been a major boost to the slow-moving U.N. effort to fight climate change.
- Republican megadonor urges talk on climate change solutions Updated: Sep-28-15 3:04 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican businessman Jay Faison says his party should stop fighting science and start talking solutions to climate change. He has $175 million to invest in politics and policy to help inspire them. And if that's not enough, he's commissioned a survey, released Monday, that he says shows voters agree.
- New Virginia Tech research aviary is not just for the birds Updated: Sep-26-15 9:44 am
BLACKSBURG, Virginia - Virginia Tech celebrated the opening of its new research aviary on Sept. 21 by inviting the public to see the facility and ask questions of those who work there.
- Magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits eastern Indonesia; 39 injured Updated: Sep-25-15 6:14 am
MANOKWARI, Indonesia - A 6.6-magnitude quake hit in waters off Indonesia's easternmost province early Friday, injuring dozens of people, damaging buildings and sending panicked residents fleeing from homes, hotels and even a hospital.
- Study: Global warming, evolution are clipping bees' tongues Updated: Sep-24-15 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON - Global warming and evolution are reshaping the bodies of some American bumblebees, a new study finds.
- Scientists raise alert level for Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano Updated: Sep-17-15 7:04 pm
HONOLULU - Scientists have raised the alert level on Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano after observing "signs of unrest" that followed a prolonged period of seismic activity.
- Earth's record streak of record heat keeps on sizzling Updated: Sep-17-15 12:26 pm
WASHINGTON - Earth's record-breaking heat is sounding an awful lot like a broken record.
- Study: Air pollution kills 3.3 million worldwide, may double Updated: Sep-16-15 7:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industrial nations.
- With time ticking, quake warning system begins to take shape Updated: Sep-11-15 2:25 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - University of Washington researchers are testing an earthquake alert system as the Pacific Northwest prepares for the day when a 600-mile-long fault line looming off the coast unleashes a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.
- Gov. Raimondo to take ice bucket challenge for ALS research Updated: Sep-08-15 11:50 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Gov. Gina Raimondo is planning to take the ice bucket challenge to help find a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease.