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  • new storyGeneral Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts story has photos
    Updated: Aug-30-15 2:02 pm

    GOLDEN VALLEY, Minnesota - General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 - not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to landfill.

  • Scientists study how rising seas will reshape Georgia coast 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 11:10 am

    SAVANNAH, Georgia - Scientists are fine-tuning what they know about rivers and marshes flushed with saltwater by ocean tides so they can better predict how rising sea levels will reshape the Georgia coast over the next century.

  • Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 11:07 am

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it.

  • In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy story has photos
    Updated: Aug-29-15 1:40 pm

    WASHINGTON - With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil.

  • Officials urge residents to stay prepared tropical storm 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 2:52 am

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Tropical Storm Erika may be getting weaker, but Florida officials still want residents to be prepared.

  • Scientists, tribe study shrinking Washington state glacier story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-28-15 11:34 am

    MOUNT BAKER, Washington - Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream.

  • Scientists, tribe study shrinking Washington state glacier story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-28-15 9:06 am

    MOUNT BAKER, Washington - Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream.

  • Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-27-15 9:01 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Focus shifts to shared goals with Obama as papal visit nears 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 3:15 am

    WASHINGTON - Sweeping into office in 2009, President Barack Obama captured near rock-star status around the world among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new sense of social purpose. Now, that baton has largely been passed to Pope Francis, whose visit to the White House next month will put his common cause with Obama on vivid display.

  • Jindal to Obama: No climate change talk for Katrina visit 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 6:20 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal is urging President Barack Obama to skip talking about climate change when he visits New Orleans on Thursday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

  • UN chief urges leaders to speed up climate negotiations 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 11:28 am

    PARIS - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging world leaders to "accelerate" negotiations ahead of a December climate conference in Paris.

  • Drought-plagued California readies for El Nino storms 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 2:09 am

    SANTA ANA, California - While drought-plagued California is eager for rain, the forecast of a potentially Godzilla-like El Nino event has communities clearing out debris basins, urging residents to stock up on emergency supplies and even talking about how a deluge could affect the 50th Super Bowl.

  • China, US seek 'clean coal' agreement as industry struggles 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 9:58 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - U.S. and China officials took a major step Tuesday toward an agreement to advance "clean coal" technologies that purport to reduce the fuel's contribution to climate change - and could offer a potential lifeline for an industry that's seen its fortunes fade.

  • Resource development expected topic during Obama trip 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 7:26 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday said he plans to stress the importance of the state being able to develop its resources during President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Alaska.

  • UCSD receives $5 million to study, combat climate change 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 5:44 am

    SAN DIEGO - A Del Mar energy executive has donated $5 million to UC San Diego to help combat climate change.

  • Minot among 10 cities in White House climate initiative 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 9:34 am

    MINOT, North Dakota - Minot is among 10 cities across the nation getting a $25,000 grant and volunteers to improve their ability to handle risks related to climate change, including extreme weather.

  • Study sees dying wildlife, bigger fires if drought lasts story has photos
    Updated: Aug-20-15 5:43 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - The carcasses of salmon, trout and more than a dozen other newly extinct native species lie in dry streambeds around California.

  • Feeling the heat: Earth in July was hottest month on record story has photos
    Updated: Aug-20-15 3:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - Earth just keeps getting hotter. July was the planet's warmest month on record, smashing old marks, U.S. weather officials said.

  • Scientists create 360-degree images of Hawaii coral reefs story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-19-15 10:34 pm

    HONOLULU - Alongside the lush and steep windward coast of the Hawaii island of Oahu researchers are creating images of coral reefs that are in danger of dying because of warm ocean waters.

  • Ex-minister submits proposal for climate change initiative 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 8:04 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A retired clergyman and a one-time political candidate have teamed up in an effort to put global warming mitigation to a statewide vote in 2016.

  • How the AP-NORC poll on climate change was conducted 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 3:13 pm

    The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and Yale University poll on the pope's climate change encyclical was conducted by NORC July 17-19. It is based on online and telephone interviews of 1,030 adults who are members of NORC's nationally representative AmeriSpeak panel.

  • AP poll: Minority of US Catholics know pope's climate views 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 2:25 pm

    NEW YORK - A new survey finds fewer than half of Roman Catholics in the U.S. know about Pope Francis' bombshell teaching document on curbing climate change.

  • Clinton seeks distance from Obama on climate change issues story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 3:08 am

    NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Hillary Rodham Clinton is voicing opposition to President Barack Obama's authorization for oil drilling in the Alaska Arctic and his delays on Keystone XL, in some of the clearest signs of the Democratic front-runner distancing herself from the president.

  • Colorado already has methane limits tougher than US proposal 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 5:05 pm

    DENVER - Strict limits on methane emissions passed a year ago in Colorado mean the state's energy producers will not be affected by the federal government's new plan to crack down on the powerful greenhouse gas.

  • Approval of Arctic drilling comes just before Obama's visit story has photos
    Updated: Aug-18-15 12:22 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's approval of drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama will deliver when he visits Alaska to emphasize the dangers of climate change, some environmental groups say.