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  • 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.

  • 6 NY communities certified 'Climate Smart' 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 3:05 am
  • ALBANY, New York - The cities of Albany and Kingston are among the first six municipalities to achieve certification under the state's Climate Smart program, which is designed to support efforts to meet the challenges posed by climate change.

  • 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.

  • Senate holds Miami Beach hearing on climate change 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:59 pm
  • MIAMI BEACH, Florida - South Florida officials testified Tuesday before a U.S. Senate subcommittee that they're already shouldering the burdens of rising sea levels and they need state and federal partners to do more to help adapt their coastline to the effects of climate change.

  • 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.

  • Taveras unveils policy plans on environment 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 12:36 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Angel Taveras on Tuesday unveiled a plan that calls for reducing Rhode Island's use of fossil fuels and preparing for the effects of climate change, saying that environmental concerns are also economic ones.

  • NH to host panel on wildlife and global warming 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:16 am
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - The National Wildlife Federation will host a panel discussion on how global warming is affecting New Hampshire's fish, wildlife and - potentially - tourism.

  • 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.

  • Sierra Club calls 3-state area 'climate disrupter' 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 7:22 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - The Sierra Club branded a geological formation that includes portions of Utah, Colorado and Wyoming as one of six "climate disrupter" regions in the country due to its potential for major fossil fuel development. The characterization comes in a report that one oil company called inaccurate.

  • Ga. GOP Senate hopefuls try to separate themselves 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:12 pm
  • GROVETOWN, Georgia - Georgia's top Republican Senate hopefuls are scrambling to prove who'd be the most conservative opponent to take on Democratic favorite Michelle Nunn in a race that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.

  • 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.

  • Manchin urges mines to speak out about coal 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:46 pm
  • DENVER - The Democratic senator leading the battle against the White House's strategy to fight climate change urged the mining industry on Tuesday to speak out about coal's role in providing affordable, reliable electricity to the country to help combat strict new emissions rules for coal-fired power plants.

  • Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says UN panel 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 5:46 pm
  • BERLIN - The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change said Sunday.

  • 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.

  • Waiting for water: Myanmar villages left behind 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:49 am
  • DALA, Myanmar - Every afternoon, the long lines start to form, hundreds of men, women and children waiting to dip their plastic buckets into the lotus-filled reservoir just outside Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon. It's their only source of clean drinking water, they say, and during the dry season, April and May, there is only so much to go around. Â 

  • UN panel shows who's responsible for CO2 emissions 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:22 am
  • BERLIN - The U.N.'s expert panel on climate change is preparing a new report this weekend outlining the cuts in greenhouse gases, mainly CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels, required in coming decades to keep global warming in check.

  • 11 Senate Democrats to Obama: Approve Keystone XL 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:37 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May.

  • 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.

  • Doctors Without Borders blasts UN in South Sudan 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:37 pm
  • JUBA, South Sudan - In a blistering criticism of the United Nations mission in South Sudan, Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday that the mission is refusing to quickly move 21,000 displaced people from a U.N. base to safer grounds before the rainy season.

  • Va. governor to revive climate change panel 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:04 am
  • LEXINGTON, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe says Virginia can't afford to ignore climate change.

  • UN climate panel chair calls for 'enlightenment' 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 2:52 pm
  • BERLIN - The head of the United Nations scientific panel on climate change urged diplomats and scientists to show "enlightenment" Monday, as they began a weeklong meeting aimed at spelling out in plain terms what options the world has if it wants to prevent catastrophic global warming.

  • Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:32 pm
  • Kearney Hub. April 5, 2014.

  • Official's global warming comment draws fire 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 10:08 am
  • INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's top official in charge of improving the state's air quality has angered some of his co-workers with a remark expressing skepticism about global warming.