February 19, 2011 5:12 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Researchers predicted aspens and white pines in the West will face worsening devastation because climate change will make them more susceptible to disease and bugs, including an infestation of bark beetles.
The researchers spoke Friday at a conference in Aspen.
Jim Worrall, a U.S.... more »
September 9, 2010 1:39 PM
The La Nina climate phenomenon is strengthening, increasing the likelihood an active hurricane season could get even busier.
The update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday comes as residents of Texas are cleaning up from the deluge of Tropical Storm Hermine, and Tropical Storm Igor is... more »
September 2, 2010 8:39 AM
Scientists in Montana, Colorado and Idaho are conducting a $3.85 million research project into how a changing climate will influence wildfires.
Work started Wednesday on the project, which is being pursued in partnership with scientists in Australia and New Zealand.
Montana State University professor Cathy Whitlock says the... more »
May 13, 2010 8:13 AM
Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson are endorsing a new report that recommends that companies be mindful of the impacts of development and climate change on wildlife.
The governors spoke Wednesday at the Denver Zoo to coincide with the release of the report by Denver-based... more »
March 23, 2010 1:08 PM
Blasts of lava and ash shot out of a volcano in southern Iceland on Monday and small tremors rocked the ground, a surge in activity that raised fears of a larger explosion at the nearby Katla volcano.
Scientists say history has proven that when the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupts, Katla... more »
February 15, 2010 5:27 PM
The scientist at the center of "Climategate" affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble ‘keeping track' of the information, according to the London Daily Mail . Colleagues believe Professor Phil Jones has refused Freedom of Information requests is that... more »
February 2, 2010 11:57 AM
Southern California's shores are being invaded by ink-squirting squid. Hundreds of giant Humboldt squid are being caught off the beaches of Orange County.
Biologists believe the warm waters from El Nino are bringing food for the squid close to the shores. They usually aren't found in the area during... more »
February 2, 2010 8:30 AM
Colorado business leaders and conservationists say the state will face shorter winters and environmental problems if steps aren't taken to address climate change. They are releasing a report Tuesday on the changes to Colorado's weather as a result of increased greenhouse gases. Warmer temperatures are blamed for the bark beetle's... more »
December 21, 2009 7:28 AM
Around the world, countries and capitalism are already working to curb global warming on their own, with or without a global treaty.
In Brazil more rainforests are being saved, and in Chicago there's a voluntary carbon pollution trading system. People recycle, buy smaller and newer cars, and change lightbulbs.... more »
December 19, 2009 12:15 PM
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says "we have a deal." He's refering to a decision at the climate conference in Copenhagen to recognize a political accord brokered by President Barack Obama with China and other emerging powers. But Ban says he's "aware that this is just the beginning" of a process... more »
December 7, 2009 7:58 AM
The largest and most important U.N. climate change conference in history has opened with a warning that this could be the best, last chance for a deal to control global warming. Diplomats from 192 nations are gathered in Copenhagen for what's seen as the climax of two years of contentious... more »
December 6, 2009 7:51 AM
The top U.N. climate official says hacked e-mails from climate scientists that appear to cast doubt on their research do look bad, but studies of global warming are solid. Yvo de Boer says the review process by some 2,500 scientists of climate change research is thorough and credible. He acknowledged... more »
December 5, 2009 11:27 AM
Cooler temperatures in North America last year do not mean global warming is easing, according to a new study announced Friday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The study comes just days before President Barack Obama heads to Copenhagen, Denmark, to speak at a United Nations conference on... more »
November 25, 2009 8:00 AM
Cutting global warming pollution would not only make the planet healthier, it would make people healthier too. That's according to U.S. and world officials who are releasing studies that calculate the health benefits of a less sickly climate.
The studies suggest slashing carbon dioxide emissions could save millions of... more »
November 23, 2009 8:43 AM
A leading climate change scientist says the leak of documents stolen from a British research institute may be aimed at undermining talks at next month's Copenhagen global climate summit.
Kevin Trenberth of the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado said in an interview Sunday that hackers cherry-picked... more »
November 21, 2009 12:22 PM
A British university says computer hackers have broken into its world-renowned climate change research department and posted the contents of e-mails and research on the Internet.
The University of East Anglia said in a statement Saturday that it has asked police to investigate the theft of information related to... more »
November 19, 2009 9:43 AM
Most power-hungry TVs will be banned from store shelves in California after state regulators adopted a first-in-the nation mandate to lower electricity demand. Given how large the California market is, the regulation could end up as a de facto national standard.
On a unanimous vote, the California Energy Commission... more »
November 14, 2009 1:06 PM
Next month's climate change summit in Copenhagen is not likely to produce a legally binding treaty to cut the greenhouse gas emissions that are widely blamed for global warming, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday.
Speaking to a town hall meeting of students at a university... more »
October 25, 2009 7:06 AM
Nuclear energy was once vilified by environmentalists -- but not so much lately amid the push to curtail greenhouse gases. Nuclear energy has become a pivotal bargaining chip as Senate Democrats seek Republican votes to pass climate legislation. The nuclear industry's long-standing campaign to rebrand itself as green appears to... more »
October 24, 2009 7:00 AM
In a move praised by activists as a way to save lives but criticized by industry as potentially driving up electricity costs, the Obama administration has agreed to adopt rules reducing toxic emissions of mercury, soot and other chemicals from all coal-fired power plants in the U.S.
Activists on... more »
October 18, 2009 6:55 AM
Money is the key as representatives of the world's 17 biggest and most polluting nations gather in London Sunday to search for a breakthrough on financing efforts to combat global warming. Pressure has been mounting for the United States to finalize its position before a decisive December conference in Denmark... more »
October 13, 2009 2:26 PM
Indian Kashmir's glaciers are melting fast because of rising temperatures, threatening the water supply of millions of people in the Himalayan region, a new study by Indian scientists says.
The study by Kashmir University's geology and geophysics department blamed the effect on climate change, and said it endangered the... more »
October 3, 2009 12:01 PM
Developing countries will need to spend as much as 100 billion dollars a year for the next 40 years to adapt to more extreme and severe weather changes. That's according to a world bank study released on Wednesday.
Despite previous estimates, the world bank said their latest projection came... more »
September 30, 2009 7:33 AM
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu says Colorado will get more than $34 million in federal stimulus money for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Chu announced Wednesday that $9.5 million of that will be used to expand the Renewable Energy Rebates and Grants Program. The other $24.6 million will go... more »
September 28, 2009 10:03 AM
Leaders at the U.N. climate talks that are kicking off Monday, in Thailand, warn that failure to act will leave future generations fighting for survival. They called on delegates to break the deadlock over a global warming deal that has been bogged down by a broad unwillingness to commit to... more »
September 22, 2009 11:20 AM
President Barack Obama says the United States was slow to recognize the magnitude of climate change, but that Washington is moving swiftly to catch up. Addressing the U.N. Climate Change Summit in New York, Obama said his administration has made the "largest-ever" American investment in renewable energy. And he called... more »
September 21, 2009 8:31 AM
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says he hopes to break the "deadlock" in global climate talks with his new report. Blair heads up a climate initiative. The report presents evidence that 10 million jobs could be created by 2020, if developing nations agree to big cuts in greenhouse gases.... more »
September 11, 2009 1:21 PM
California's third year of drought has worsened the already dire outlook for endangered coho salmon, as coastal creeks used for spawning dwindle into disconnected pools where fish get trapped and die.
On a hot summer afternoon about 40 miles north of San Francisco, a group armed with fishing nets... more »