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Stories with subject: Atmospheric science
  • Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:31 am
  • NEW DELHI - Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest.

  • Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:23 am
  • NEW DELHI - Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest.

  • USDA awards $6 million for climate change study 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:04 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $6 million to 10 universities to finance the study of what climate change means to agriculture and strategies for helping farmers and ranchers deal with weather changes.

  • Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:33 pm
  • WASHINGTON - In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The Associated Press erroneously reported that cellulosic biofuels that failed to release 60 percent less carbon than gasoline wouldn't earn a $1 per gallon subsidy. That tax subsidy expired on Dec. 31, 2013.

  • Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 12:01 pm
  • WASHINGTON - While scientists believe the universe began with a Big Bang, most Americans put a big question mark on the concept, an Associated Press-GfK poll found.

  • Purdue researcher's film on ice loss to premiere 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 6:49 am
  • WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - A Purdue University professor's documentary film production on climate change is premiering the day after Earth Day.

  • Va. justices: Academic emails can be withheld 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:16 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a conservative group's attempt to obtain a University of Virginia climate researcher's emails.

  • UN climate report balances science and politics 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 9:35 am
  • BERLIN - After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to help governments, industries and regular people take action to stop global warming from reaching dangerous levels.

  • Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 11:01 am
  • BERLIN - It's Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back into space.

  • Climate changes to result in bird, reptile shifts 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:17 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - As temperatures climb across the Southwest, researchers have found some species will win, but others stand to lose - and lose big.

  • Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 5:22 am
  • BERLIN - After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it.

  • Skier coaches others on avoiding avalanches 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 2:14 pm
  • RENO, Nevada - Backcountry skier Ben Hatchett realized he'd overlooked important weather conditions about the time he heard the distinctive hissing sound of wet snow sliding down a steep mountain.

  • Climate change bill lays out Rhode Island response 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 8:34 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island faces a serious threat from climate change but should consider it an opportunity to become a national leader on this front, the head of a legislative panel on the environment said Thursday.

  • Smithsonian names director for tropical research 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 3:01 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian Institution has appointed an expert in climate-change research to lead the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.

  • California snowpack survey forebodes tough summer 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 9:21 pm
  • FRESNO, California - The Sierra snowpack in drought-stricken California measured at 32 percent of normal Tuesday at a time of year when it's supposed to be at its peak, the state's Department of Water Resources announced.

  • Exxon: Highly unlikely world limits fossil fuels 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 8:29 pm
  • NEW YORK - On the same day the world's scientists issued their latest report on climate change and the risks it poses to society, the nation's biggest oil and gas company said the world's climate policies are "highly unlikely" to stop it from selling fossil fuels far into the future.

  • UN panel: Warming worsens food, hunger problems 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 5:28 am
  • YOKOHAMA, Japan - Global warming makes feeding the world harder and more expensive, a United Nations scientific panel said.

  • Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 11:29 pm
  • YOKOHAMA, Japan - If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday.

  • UN science report: Warming worsens security woes 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 2:01 am
  • YOKOHAMA, Japan - In an authoritative report due out Monday a United Nations climate panel for the first time is connecting hotter global temperatures to hotter global tempers. Top scientists are saying that climate change will complicate and worsen existing global security problems, such as civil wars, strife between nations and refugees.

  • Scientists gather to study old-growth redwoods 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 3:43 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Scientists climbed high into old-growth redwoods in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of a two-day effort to gather data and document the different creatures that live in the tree canopy.

  • UN panel: 8 reasons to worry about global warming 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 1:16 am
  • YOKOHAMA, Japan - If you have already read "12 Pieces of Practical Advice from Housecats," now you can move on to "8 Reasons to Worry about Global Warming."

  • Climate scientists in Japan to study warming risks 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 4:29 am
  • YOKOHAMA, Japan - Along with the enormous risks global warming poses for humanity are opportunities to improve public health and build a better world, scientists gathered in Yokohama for a climate change conference said Tuesday.