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  • new storyColorado coal mine getting court-ordered environmental study 
    Updated: May-22-15 2:32 pm

    DENVER - Federal regulators are moving ahead with a court-ordered environmental review of a Colorado coal mine's permit that could save the jobs of about 220 miners. However it's not clear if regulators will still challenge the court's overall ruling that that they consider the impacts of coal mining on climate change - a decision that could set a precedent that might endanger other mining projects.

  • Vermont joins international effort to fight climate change 
    Updated: May-21-15 3:25 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Gov. Peter Shumlin says Vermont has signed on to what he called a first-of-its-kind agreement with international leaders from 11 other states and provinces to combat climate change.

  • WSU researcher says drought could get worse 
    Updated: May-21-15 2:26 pm

    SPOKANE, Washington - The drought conditions in Washington that prompted Gov. Jay Inslee last week to declare an emergency are likely to grow worse because of a strengthening El Nino tropical weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean, a weather researcher for Washington State University said Thursday.

  • Political argument in Cody over education materials 
    Updated: May-21-15 12:32 pm

    CODY, Wyoming - Proposed new reading materials for students in Cody schools have drawn criticism from some who say they promote a liberal agenda, including inaccurate discussion of global warming and a disproportionate focus on the stories of minorities.

  • UN climate fund passes financing threshold with Japan deal 
    Updated: May-21-15 6:31 am

    RIGA, Latvia - The U.N.'s fund for climate aid to developing countries says it now has enough cash to kick off projects before a key climate summit in Paris.

  • May storms helping to fight wildfire season 
    Updated: May-20-15 3:04 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - May has been an unusual month for drought-stricken New Mexico, as cool and wet storms throughout the state have kept wildfires away but have also raised other safety concerns.

  • Pope's No. 2 offers new insights into climate encyclical 
    Updated: May-20-15 2:27 pm

    VATICAN CITY - A new development model is needed to combat global warming, one that marries economic growth to combat poverty with a sustainable use of resources, Pope Francis' deputy said Wednesday.

  • Corps tests hurricane protection system for New Orleans 
    Updated: May-20-15 2:07 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - With hurricane season approaching, the Army Corps of Engineers is running through its plans and testing pumps and floodgates built around New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina struck 10 years ago to better protect this low-lying metropolis from flooding.

  • France wants business world to help curb climate change 
    Updated: May-20-15 12:32 pm

    PARIS - French President Francois Hollande is calling on business leaders to get more involved in fighting global warming by financing climate-friendly projects and investing in green technologies.

  • NY lawmakers told state must prepare for climate change 
    Updated: May-19-15 5:32 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Lawmakers on Tuesday heard dire predictions of rising sea levels, hotter temperatures and more severe storms from scientists who say New York must do more to respond to a changing climate.

  • Worldwide regional leaders sign non-binding climate pact 
    Updated: May-19-15 4:14 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - California Gov. Jerry Brown and leaders from 11 other states and provinces are signing a pact on climate change that vows to reduce carbon emissions.

  • New science standards include climate change instruction 
    Updated: May-19-15 10:05 am

    ABERDEEN, South Dakota - South Dakota's Board of Education has adopted new science education standards that include instruction on climate change.

  • Merkel, Hollande commit to global climate protection 
    Updated: May-19-15 7:17 am

    BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed their commitment to fighting global warning Tuesday, gathering with others in Berlin to prepare for this year's U.N. Climate Change Conference.

  • Despite protests, Arctic drill rig preparations continue story has video
    Updated: May-19-15 3:52 am

    SEATTLE - Neither a protest by hundreds of demonstrators nor a permit violation notice from the city will halt Royal Dutch Shell's use of a Seattle seaport terminal as it prepares for exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean, spokesmen say.

  • In 100 speeches, senator pushes for action on climate change 
    Updated: May-18-15 7:05 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has now preached the dangers of climate change from the Senate floor 100 times.

  • Indiana officials push back against reducing ozone levels 
    Updated: May-18-15 5:09 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana environmental officials and Republican Gov. Mike Pence are pushing back against new rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency that would reduce the amount of ozone levels allowed in the atmosphere.

  • Future for warming US: Not just the heat but the humanity 
    Updated: May-18-15 11:02 am

    WASHINGTON - The combination of global warming and shifting population means that by mid-century, there will be a huge increase in the number of Americans sweating through days that are extremely hot, a new study says.

  • NY senator to hold climate change panel 
    Updated: May-18-15 7:18 am

    ALBANY, New York - New Yorkers who have been personally impacted by climate change are coming to Albany to share their stories.

  • Canada plans to cut emissions by 30 percent by 2030 
    Updated: May-15-15 9:17 pm

    TORONTO - Canada announced Friday it plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 amid international efforts to create a new framework for addressing climate change.

  • Rulings require feds to consider carbon impact of coal mines story has photos
    Updated: May-15-15 7:12 pm

    DENVER - Beset by power plant closures, growing regulatory scrutiny and proposed changes in how they pay royalties, coal mines are facing a new obstacle - a review of how coal extracted and burned will impact the air and global warming.

  • Best hope for California drought: El Nino pattern next year 
    Updated: May-15-15 2:40 pm

    LOS ANGELES - This week's wet storm isn't expected to provide much, if any, relief from California's historic drought. But there is hope for a serious drenching next year in the form of El Nino, a tropical weather pattern over the Pacific Ocean that typically brings rain to the West Coast. Climatologists say the system forming near the equator looks like a big one that has the potential to provide relief from the yearslong dry spell.

  • Scientists predict El Nino to last through 2015 
    Updated: May-15-15 1:37 pm

    HONOLULU - El Nino will bring tropical storms to Hawaii this summer as the weather event warms the Pacific Ocean and bumps up humidity.

  • Study: Spring heat poses greater danger to wheat yields 
    Updated: May-13-15 5:57 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - Spring heat poses a greater danger to winter wheat crops than early freezes in the fall, according to a new Kansas State University study that highlights the need develop more heat-tolerant varieties as climate change increases global temperatures.

  • North Carolina editorial roundup 
    Updated: May-13-15 4:48 pm

    Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers:

  • Boston-area communities to prepare for climate change 
    Updated: May-13-15 12:05 am

    BOSTON - Cities and towns in the Boston metro area have agreed to work together to prepare for climate change.