Noteworthy News

Yosemite's largest ice mass is melting fast
Climate change is taking a visible toll on Yosemite National Park, where the largest ice mass in the park is in a death spiral, geologists say.
Experts set threshold for climate-change calamity
The world's leading climate scientists have for the first time established a limit on the amount of greenhouse gases that can be released before the Earth reaches a tipping point and predicted that it will be surpassed within decades unless swift action is taken to curb the current pace of emissions.
U.N. Climate Panel Endorses Ceiling on Global Emissions
The world’s top climate scientists on Friday formally embraced an upper limit on greenhouse gases for the first time, establishing a target level at which humanity must stop spewing them into the atmosphere or face irreversible climatic changes. 
A Pause, Not an End, to Warming
The global warming crowd has a problem.
Fight Over Energy Finds a New Front in a Corner of Idaho
In this remote corner of the Northwest, most people think of gas as something coming from a pump, not a well. But when it comes to energy, remote isn’t what it used to be.
Climate Change Has Reached Our Shores
AS the world barrels toward a climate crisis of its own making, my country stands at the precipice. In the Marshall Islands, like elsewhere in the Pacific, climate change is no longer a distant threat, nor at the doorstep.
Neville Browne sees great future in plastic bottle recycling
Neville Browne, 67, is president and chief operating officer of CarbonLite Recycling in Century City.
Overpopulation: Why ingenuity alone won't save us
It's easy to grasp that in a national park, balance must be maintained between predators and prey, lest the ecosystem crash. But when we're talking about our own species, it gets harder.
Global warming 'hiatus' puts climate change scientists on the spot
It's a climate puzzle that has vexed scientists for more than a decade and added fuel to the arguments of those who insist man-made global warming is a myth.
Chemical odor, kids' nosebleeds, few answers in South L.A. neighborhood
Monic Uriarte says she began having headaches and bouts of dizziness three years ago, about the time she and her neighbors began smelling a chemical odor on the streets and in their homes.