Climate

Germany Plans to Enable Underground Storage of Carbon Dioxide at Offshore Sites

BERLIN (AP) — Germany plans to enable underground carbon storage at offshore sites, pushing ahead with a much-discussed technology in... Read More

BERLIN (AP) — Germany plans to enable underground carbon storage at offshore sites, pushing ahead with a much-discussed technology in an acknowledgement that time is running out to combat climate change, the country's vice chancellor said Monday. Europe's biggest economy... Read More

2024-02-05 21:57:05
by Dan McCue
Firm With Iowa State U Roots Nets $2M for New Algae Project

AMES, Iowa — Gross-Wen Technologies, a company founded by two Iowa State University professors, will share in a $2 million... Read More

AMES, Iowa — Gross-Wen Technologies, a company founded by two Iowa State University professors, will share in a $2 million grant with project partners to develop carbon-sequestering molecular films to capture carbon dioxide with algae. In addition to Gross-Wen Technologies,... Read More

2024-01-31 22:14:57
by Dan McCue
Key Democratic Strategist to Take On White House Climate Role

WASHINGTON — John Podesta, whose crowded resume includes such entries as advisor to presidents and founder of the Center for... Read More

WASHINGTON — John Podesta, whose crowded resume includes such entries as advisor to presidents and founder of the Center for American Progress, the left-leaning think tank, will succeed former Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as the nation’s climate envoy. President Joe... Read More

Biden Delays Consideration of New Natural Gas Export Terminals, Citing Climate Risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is delaying consideration of new natural gas export terminals in the United States, even... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is delaying consideration of new natural gas export terminals in the United States, even as gas shipments to Europe and Asia have soared since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The election year decision by President Joe Biden... Read More

Auto Dealers Up Campaign Urging Administration to Halt EPA Tailpipe Emission Limits Regulation

DETROIT (AP) — More than 4,700 auto dealerships across the United States urged President Joe Biden in a letter Thursday... Read More

DETROIT (AP) — More than 4,700 auto dealerships across the United States urged President Joe Biden in a letter Thursday to halt the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to enforce stricter vehicle-pollution standards. The missive comes just weeks before the agency’s... Read More

2024-01-24 20:59:23
by Tom Ramstack
Senate Told How Climate Change Is Threatening World’s Oceans 

WASHINGTON — A geoscientist described for a Senate panel Wednesday a devastating scenario if the U.S. government fails to consider... Read More

WASHINGTON — A geoscientist described for a Senate panel Wednesday a devastating scenario if the U.S. government fails to consider how climate change is damaging the oceans. The world is close to a “critical threshold,” when the ill effects of... Read More

Two Weeks of Winter Storms Kill Dozens and Cause Chaos in Parts of US

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two weeks of storms that have turned roads into icy death traps, frozen people to death from Oregon... Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two weeks of storms that have turned roads into icy death traps, frozen people to death from Oregon to Tennessee and caused power outages that could take weeks to fix continued to sock both coasts with another round... Read More

Ice Storm Bears Down on Pacific Northwest as Other US Regions Battle Bitter Cold

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Residents of the Pacific Northwest suffered more misery as an ice storm bore down Wednesday, threatening... Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Residents of the Pacific Northwest suffered more misery as an ice storm bore down Wednesday, threatening to turn mountain highways treacherous and zap power in bitterly cold temperatures. Much of the region was under an ice... Read More

Arctic Freeze Continues to Blast Huge Swaths of the US With Sub-Zero Temperatures

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A dangerous Arctic blast will continue sweeping across the U.S. on Monday and linger through at... Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A dangerous Arctic blast will continue sweeping across the U.S. on Monday and linger through at least midweek, prolonging a bitter cold that set record-low temperatures in parts of the country and threatens to further disrupt... Read More

Winter Storm With Snow, Ice, Wind and Bitter Cold Pummels Much of Northern US

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A massive winter storm swept the northern U.S. on Friday, with blinding snow in some places,... Read More

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A massive winter storm swept the northern U.S. on Friday, with blinding snow in some places, freezing rain in others, and whipping winds and bitter cold temperatures across several states. At least one death was suspected... Read More

California Ski Resort Reopens as Workers Clear Debris From Deadly Avalanche

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A California ski resort near Lake Tahoe reopened Thursday, a day after an avalanche roared down... Read More

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A California ski resort near Lake Tahoe reopened Thursday, a day after an avalanche roared down a steep section of the mountain, killing a 66-year-old skier in the first U.S. avalanche death of the winter. Palisades... Read More

East Coast Residents Struggle With Flooding and Power Outages After Storms Ripped Across the US

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A major storm drenched the Northeast and slammed it with fierce winds, knocking out power to... Read More

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A major storm drenched the Northeast and slammed it with fierce winds, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands following a bout of violent weather that struck most of the U.S. The storm, which started Tuesday... Read More

2024-01-08 19:18:05
by Dan McCue
EPA Awards Nearly $1B in Clean School Bus Program Grants

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced that it will award nearly $1 billion to 67 applicants as... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced that it will award nearly $1 billion to 67 applicants as a result of its very first clean school bus program grant competition. The agency said the awards will enable the... Read More

Native Hawaiian Salt Makers Combat Climate Change and Pollution to Protect a Sacred Tradition

HANAPEPE, Hawaii (AP) — On a warm summer afternoon, Tina Taniguchi was on her hands and knees scraping dirt off... Read More

HANAPEPE, Hawaii (AP) — On a warm summer afternoon, Tina Taniguchi was on her hands and knees scraping dirt off an oblong depression in the ground. Thick brown hair peeked out from her coconut leaf hat. Splotches of mud stuck... Read More

Huge Surf Pounds West Coast and Hawaii, Flooding Some Low-Lying Areas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful surf rolled onto beaches on the West Coast and Hawaii on Thursday as a big... Read More

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful surf rolled onto beaches on the West Coast and Hawaii on Thursday as a big swell generated by the stormy Pacific Ocean pushed toward shorelines, causing localized flooding. Forecasters urged people to stay off rocks... Read More

2023-12-26 20:15:39
by Tom Ramstack
Appellate Ruling Will Let DC Superior Court Decide if Energy Companies Liable for Climate Change

WASHINGTON — A lawsuit against energy companies for the pollution their fuels create will remain in District of Columbia Superior... Read More

WASHINGTON — A lawsuit against energy companies for the pollution their fuels create will remain in District of Columbia Superior Court after a federal appellate ruling last week. The lawsuit by the D.C. attorney general’s office accuses energy companies ExxonMobil... Read More

Major Cleanup Underway After Storm Batters Northeastern US

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Utility crews worked Tuesday to restore power to hundreds of thousands of customers in Maine and... Read More

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Utility crews worked Tuesday to restore power to hundreds of thousands of customers in Maine and some rivers continued to rise in New England following a powerful storm that hit the northeastern U.S., drenching communities and bringing windspeeds... Read More

Storm Batters Northeastern US With Rain and Wind, Knocking out Power

NEW YORK (AP) — A storm moving up the East Coast brought heavy rain and high winds to the Northeast... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — A storm moving up the East Coast brought heavy rain and high winds to the Northeast on Monday, threatening flooding, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands, and forcing flight cancelations and school closings. The National... Read More

As COP28 Nears Finish, Critics Say Proposal 'Doesn't Even Come Close' to What's Needed on Climate

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Countries moved closer to reaching what critics called a watered-down final deal on how... Read More

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Countries moved closer to reaching what critics called a watered-down final deal on how to act on climate change on Monday, to the disappointment and anger of nations who called to phase out planet-warming... Read More

2023-12-10 19:20:34
by Dan McCue
Carter Votes for Cares Act Even as Hyundai Speeds Construction of Georgia EV Plant

WASHINGTON — It was a matter of preserving consumers’ choice in the face of federal mandates. That’s how Rep. Buddy... Read More

WASHINGTON — It was a matter of preserving consumers’ choice in the face of federal mandates. That’s how Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., explained his vote last week in favor of the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act, even as the... Read More

2023-12-08 19:52:53
by Dan McCue
Cutting-Edge Veterans Home Features Geothermal Wells, Solar Array

CHELSEA, Mass. — A new state-of-the-art Veterans Home unveiled Friday in Massachusetts is fossil-fuel free and composed of green spaces,... Read More

CHELSEA, Mass. — A new state-of-the-art Veterans Home unveiled Friday in Massachusetts is fossil-fuel free and composed of green spaces, 145 geothermal wells and a rooftop solar array. Located across the Mystic River from Boston on Chelsea’s Powder Horn Hill,... Read More

2023-12-04 19:11:07
by Dan McCue
Administration Roles Out Plan to Cut 58M Tons of Methane Emissions by 2038

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Biden administration on Saturday announced its intention to curb methane emissions by some 58... Read More

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Biden administration on Saturday announced its intention to curb methane emissions by some 58 million tons by 2038. The new regulation, announced during the COP28 climate talks in Dubai, is being implemented as an... Read More

2023-11-29 22:17:32
by Dan McCue
Vice President Harris to Attend Climate Talks in Dubai

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Dubai on Friday to attend the COP28 climate change talks. According... Read More

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Dubai on Friday to attend the COP28 climate change talks. According to the White House, the vice president’s scheduled two days at the talks “will underscore the Biden-Harris administration’s success in... Read More

Climate Contradictions Key at UN Talks. Less Future Warming Projected, More Current Pain

The world is heading for considerably less warming than projected a decade ago, but that good news is overwhelmed by... Read More

The world is heading for considerably less warming than projected a decade ago, but that good news is overwhelmed by much more pain from current climate change than scientists anticipated, experts said. That’s just one of a set of seemingly contradictory conditions... Read More

Climate Change in Texas Textbooks Causing Friction in America's Biggest Oil and Gas State

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — How science textbooks in Texas address climate change is at the center of a key vote expected Friday... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — How science textbooks in Texas address climate change is at the center of a key vote expected Friday after some Republican education officials criticized books for being too negative toward fossil fuels in America's biggest oil and gas... Read More

2023-11-15 21:01:55
by Dan McCue
US, China Agree to Ramp Up Renewables to Address Climate Concerns

SAN FRANCISCO — President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to ramp up renewable energy development over the... Read More

SAN FRANCISCO — President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to ramp up renewable energy development over the next seven years in order to speed its replacement of “coal, oil and gas generation.” The announcement of the deal... Read More

2023-11-14 23:37:53
by Dan McCue
Biden Announces New Investments in Resiliency After Sobering Climate Report

WASHINGTON — The United States is warming nearly 60% faster than the world as a whole and the harm that’s... Read More

WASHINGTON — The United States is warming nearly 60% faster than the world as a whole and the harm that’s causing Americans is worsening across every region of the country, a new government report shows. The latest edition of the... Read More

France's Macron Says Melting Glaciers 'Unprecedented Challenge for Humanity'

PARIS (AP) — Melting glaciers are an “unprecedented challenge for humanity,” French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday, as he launched a... Read More

PARIS (AP) — Melting glaciers are an “unprecedented challenge for humanity,” French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday, as he launched a call for nations to work together on slashing planet-warming emissions, protecting the environment and collaborating on scientific research into the... Read More

California Officials Confirm Two Cases of Dengue, an Illness Rarely Transmitted in US

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Two people in Southern California have come down with dengue fever without traveling outside the... Read More

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Two people in Southern California have come down with dengue fever without traveling outside the United States, where the mosquito-borne illness is rare, health officials said. A Pasadena resident was confirmed to have dengue last... Read More

2023-11-06 18:38:44
by Dan McCue
IEA Sees Greener World by 2030, Says More Must Be Done

PARIS — Current government policies across the globe have virtually guaranteed there will be 10 times as many electric vehicles... Read More

PARIS — Current government policies across the globe have virtually guaranteed there will be 10 times as many electric vehicles on the road in 2030 as there are today, and that renewable energy’s share will climb to an unprecedented 50%... Read More

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