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  • After mercury ruling, scrutiny of Obama climate rules grows story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 7:59 am

    WASHINGTON - Sweeping pollution limits at the center of President Barack Obama's climate change plan are facing increased scrutiny in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that showed that the justices aren't afraid to thwart perceived overreach by Obama or his Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Robert Redford urges global action on climate change 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 8:13 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Robert Redford said he came to the United Nations Monday not as an actor but as an environmental advocate, father, grandfather and concerned citizen to urge the world's nations to take action now on climate change.

  • UN chief: Climate negotiations moving at a 'snail's pace' 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 7:26 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that negotiations on a new climate pact to keep global warming from reaching dangerous levels are moving at a "snail's pace" and must be speeded up.

  • Smithsonian to improve ethics policies on research funding 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 6:37 pm

    After revelations that a scientist failed to disclose his funding sources for climate change research, the Smithsonian Institution said Friday it is improving its ethics and disclosure policies to avoid conflicts of interest.

  • Wildfires blister Alaska with increased frequency, intensity story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 9:25 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska residents endure the nation's harshest winters for the reward of beautiful summer days with sunshine that lingers until midnight.

  • Indiana will defy Obama on climate change plan 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 7:40 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana will not comply with President Barack Obama's plan to battle climate change by requiring reductions in emissions from coal-fired power plants, Republican Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday.

  • Parched Caribbean faces widespread drought, water shortages story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 6:13 pm

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The worst drought in five years is creeping across the Caribbean, prompting officials around the region to brace for a bone dry summer.

  • House votes to block Obama's climate plan amid veto threat story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 5:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House approved a plan Wednesday to block a key element of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change.

  • Landmark Dutch ruling: Cut emissions to protect citizens story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 2:13 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Dutch court ordered the government Wednesday to slash greenhouse gas emissions to help fight global warming, a landmark ruling in a case brought by hundreds of concerned citizens that could pave the way for similar legal battles around the world.

  • Study: Weather patterns that bring heatwaves happening more 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 2:08 pm

    WASHINGTON - Daily weather patterns have changed in recent decades, making eastern North America, Europe and western Asia more prone to nastier summer heatwaves that go beyond global warming, a new study finds.

  • Parched Caribbean faces widespread drought, water shortages 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 10:28 am

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The worst drought in five years is creeping across the Caribbean, prompting officials around the region to brace for a bone dry summer.

  • ADB: Climate change makes poor poorer in Asia-Pacific 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 6:49 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Climate change has been making the poor in the Asia-Pacific region even poorer and is also setting back efforts to haul them out of poverty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report Wednesday.

  • Groups clash in court over Columbia River Basin salmon plan 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 11:00 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - Federal authorities defended their latest plan for mitigating damage to salmon and steelhead imperiled by hydroelectric dams in the Columbia River Basin.

  • Home efficiency upgrades fall short, don't pay: Study story has photos
    Updated: Jun-23-15 5:37 pm

    NEW YORK - Home efficiency measures such as installing new windows or replacing insulation deliver such a small fraction of their promised energy savings that they may not save any money over the long run, according to the surprising conclusion of a University of Chicago study.

  • Warm temperatures a boon for stink bugs in the Northwest 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 5:04 pm

    VANCOUVER, Washington - On a hot June day, Joe Beaudoin ducked into the shade of his orchard to check for peaches with shallow dimples - the telltale signs left by the brown marmorated stink bug.

  • N. Korean farmers await rains as drought lingers 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 10:34 am

    NAMPHO, North Korea - North Korean officials are concerned that unusually light precipitation so far this year might lead to bad harvests and possibly food and electricity shortages - but for farmers there is little to do but wait.

  • White House: Action needed now to slow climate change story has photos
    Updated: Jun-22-15 8:12 pm

    WASHINGTON - Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths a year in the United States from poor air quality by 2100, the Obama administration argued in a report released Monday that warns of dire effects of global warming.

  • Top doctors' prescription for feverish planet: Cut out coal 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 7:08 pm

    WASHINGTON - Some top international doctors and public health experts have issued an urgent prescription for a feverish planet Earth: Get off coal as soon as possible.

  • Weather Channel taking active stance on climate change 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 9:38 am

    NEW YORK - The Weather Channel is looking beyond cold fronts and summer showers with a project featuring the voices of 25 prominent people talking about the need to take action on climate change.

  • Pope Francis' climate message fails to move GOP story has photos
    Updated: Jun-19-15 10:02 am

    WASHINGTON - Pope Francis' call for dramatic action on climate change drew a round of shrugs from congressional Republicans, while a number of the party's presidential candidates ignored it entirely.

  • Study: Tropical climate extremes kept dinosaurs at bay 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 5:05 am

    SALT LAKE CITY - Intense heat. Drought. Wildly extreme weather accompanied by wildfires.

  • Pope challenges world to clean up its filth story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-19-15 3:55 am

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis' plea to make the state of the environment a central moral issue of our age has been greeted with applause from climate activists and a wide range of church, science and government leaders, but dismissive shrugs from those who doubt climate change.

  • THE LATEST: Filipino activists encouraged by pope's message story has photos
    Updated: Jun-18-15 8:02 am

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  • Highlights of the pope's case for environmental protection 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 6:11 am

    NEW YORK - In a high-level, 190-page document released Thursday, Pope Francis lays out his theological argument on the imperative to curb climate change and protect the environment. He describes ongoing human damage to nature as "one small sign of the ethical, cultural and spiritual crisis of modernity." The solution, he says, will require self-sacrifice and a "bold cultural revolution" worldwide.

  • Public comment welcome as NY crafts sea-level projections 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 3:07 am

    ALBANY, New York - New York residents can sound off about the sea level.