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Stories with subject: Atmospheric science
  • 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 story has photos
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Earth's record streak of record heat keeps on sizzling story has photos
    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 story has photos
    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.