climate change

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Study of centuries of weather suggests record warming ahead

Published: 
Fri, 03/08/2013 - 3:18pm
Category: 
Energy

First the good news: In the last 11,300 years, humans have endured a planet warmer than today's, even as they set about building their earliest civilizations.

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Drought forecast to persist in much of U.S., especially the West

Published: 
Fri, 02/22/2013 - 7:49am
Category: 
Water

Much of the West continues to struggle with unusually dry conditions, raising the prospect of another year of wildfires, stunted crops and unnavigable stretches of river in various parts of the country, according to a federal assessment.

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Speech Gives Climate Goals Center Stage

Published: 
Wed, 01/23/2013 (All day)
Category: 
None

WASHINGTON — President Obama made addressing climate change the most prominent policy vow of his second Inaugural Address, setting in motion what Democrats say will be a deliberately paced but aggressive campaign built around the use of his executive powers to sidestep Congressional opposition.

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How High Could the Tide Go?

Published: 
Tue, 01/22/2013 (All day)

BREDASDORP, South Africa — A scruffy crew of scientists barreled down a dirt road, their two-car caravan kicking up dust. After searching all day for ancient beaches miles inland from the modern shoreline, they were about to give up.

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Obama On Climate Change Faces High Expectations, And High Hurdles, In Second Term

Published: 
Thu, 01/17/2013 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

On the night of his re-election, President Barack Obama described grand ambitions for his second term, including a desire to bequeath to future generations a nation not only free of debt and unencumbered by inequality, but also one "that isn't threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet."