By Crystal Park WASHINGTON (VR) – Environmentalists are criticizing President Barack Obama’s recent push for a new climate change strategy not because of its scope – but because of its timing, nearly two years before the end of his second and final term.
By Andrew Hiller Washington (VR) – A new study suggests that we may have reached the point of no return when it comes to Antarctic melt and that the effects from this event may be more severe than projected. The report comes one week after a White House report declared that climate change was not only real, but currently impacting us.
By David Kerans WASHINGTON (VR)— As mankind stretches natural resources to their limits, pollution and crimes against wildlife are liable to accumulate and pose extraordinary dangers to huge numbers of people and other species. Thankfully, a determined and growing cohort of environmental investigative journalists is taking on the challenges of uncovering the facts about these dangers.
By Crystal Park WASHINGTON (VR) – The White House released a 840 page climate assessment report Tuesday, warning of the imminent dangers of climate change for the earth. The report, titled the National Climate Assessment, outlines the weather related repercussions of climate change, but stops short of blaming humans for the change. However, the White House commissioned report, does confidently link human behavior and climate change.
By Kate Zickel WASHINGTON (VR) — Human-caused global warming is already having serious impact across the United States, according to The National Climate Assessment, a congressionally mandated organization tasked with researching changes in the global environment.
By Justin Mitchell WASHINGTON (VR)– Last week, the State Department released a report intended to end the debate on whether or not the tar-sands bingeing Keystone XL pipeline project should go forward. In an affront to common sense, the report opined that the pipeline would have a “negligible effect” on climate change. Widespread public challenges and resistance are inevitable.
By Rob Sachs WASHINGTON (VR)– Drought conditions have been devastating to many out in California.
By Rob Sachs WASHINGTON (VR)– Oil giant TransCanada is using some hard bargaining sales tactics to try to persuade Nebraska landowners to sell.
By Toni Tileva WASHINGTON (VR)– In May, scientists reported that the average daily level of CO2 in the atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million, an alarmingly high concentration level last seen two to four million years ago.
By Molly Seder WASHINGTON (VR)– From the Midwest to Maine, people are coping with extreme cold for the second time in a matter of weeks.
By Molly Seder WASHINGTON (VR)— Washington, D.C. is still in the grip of the polar vortex.
By Andrew Hiller WASHINGTON (VOR) – If you think that size matters, then that’s one more reason to be conscious of global warming.
By Kim Brown WASHINGTON (VOR)— A group of scientists recently published a report on nature.com that shows mortality has spiked in Stockholm, Sweden over the past 30 years due to extreme temperatures.
By Kevin Tripp LOS ANGELES (VOR)— In California, environmentalists are celebrating a major court victory.
GENEVA, September 2, 2013 (AFP) - Humanity has pushed the world's climate system to the brink, leaving itself only scant time to act, the head of the UN's group of climate scientists said on Monday.
by Rob Sachs WASHINGTON (VOR)— Firefighters in California are doing their best to contain a huge blaze in Yosemite National Park.
WASHINGTON (VOR)— We've all heard about the dire effects global warning will have on our planet. But could it be possible that rising temperatures could also affect our behavior?
IOWA CITY (VOR)— While many people might know about Jill Stein’s run for president as the Green Party nominee last year, or Ralph Nader’s several attempts in years past, the Green Party has been seeking - and winning - local elections around the country.
IOWA CITY (VOR)— Our own Carmen Russell-Sluchansky is at the Green Party’s annual convention this week, where he talked to Iowa State Senator Rob Hogg. Hogg is a Democratic politician but was invited to talk to the Greens on the issue he cared enough to write a book about: global warming.