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  • Va. justices: Academic emails can be withheld 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:49 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld a judge's decision rejecting a conservative group's attempt to obtain a former 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Climate change responses to shape Asia's future 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:16 am
  • YOKOHAMA, Japan - Challenges such as extreme weather, rising seas and worsening scarcity of drinking water are forcing many Asian governments to confront the changes being wrought by a warming planet even as some point to rich Western nations as major culprits.

  • 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.

  • Costs of climate change steep but tough to tally 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 8:19 am
  • YOKOHAMA, Japan - The economic and financial impact of global warming is complex and not well understood. In some scenarios there would be economic benefits for countries that get warmer and wetter and consequently more fertile agriculturally. Drier weather in some regions would result in sharply lower crop yields.

  • 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.

  • Hurricane season could bring movies back to NW La 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 9:05 pm
  • SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - Shreveport's film liaison says hurricane season is likely to bring feature filmmaking up from the coast and back to northwest Louisiana.

  • California utility customers get 'climate credit' 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 3:43 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Customers of California's major utilities will get "climate credit" payments on their electric bills from money earned by the state's cap and trade system.

  • Wild trout rare in Pa., but some seek them 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 5:06 am
  • READING, Pennsylvania - By the mid-1800s, much of Berks County's forests had been cleared to build houses, heat buildings and make way for farms.