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Stories with subject: Atmospheric science
  • 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.

  • UN: 2013 extreme events due to warming Earth 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 3:48 pm
  • GENEVA - The head of the U.N. weather agency said Monday that recent extreme weather patterns are "consistent" with human-induced climate change, citing key events that wreaked havoc in Asia, Europe, the U.S. and Pacific region last year.

  • Summit to feature NH climate change research 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 10:16 am
  • GREENLAND, New Hampshire - The latest research on local climate change is up for discussion at the Third Annual Coastal New Hampshire Climate Summit next month.

  • UH Hilo wins $5M grant to study climate change 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 9:04 am
  • HONOLULU - The University of Hawaii at Hilo has received a second $5 million grant to study how plants, animals and microbes respond to climate change.

  • Obama unleashing power of data on climate change 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 6:10 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration hopes to fight global warming with the geeky power of numbers, maps and even gaming-type simulations.