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White House Will Focus on Climate Shifts While Trying to Cut Greenhouse Gases

Published: 
Sat, 11/02/2013 - 8:43am
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Energy

The White House is expected to take new steps on Friday to help society adapt to global warming, an acknowledgment that worldwide efforts to control emissions will be inadequate to head off big climatic shifts.

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Super Typhoon Haiyan Is a Wake-Up Call for UN Climate Summit

Published: 
Sat, 11/09/2013 - 9:23am

The timing is tragically ironic. As Super Typhoon Haiyan -- one of the strongest storms ever recorded -- smashes into the Philippines, sending millions fleeing for safety, negotiators from around the world are beginning to arrive in Warsaw, Poland for the latest installment of the United Nations Climate Talks, COP 19.

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Climate Change Will Cause More Energy Breakdowns, U.S. Warns

Published: 
Fri, 07/12/2013 - 9:41pm
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Energy

The nation’s entire energy system is vulnerable to increasingly severe and costly weather events driven by climate change, according to a report from the Department of Energy to be published on Thursday.

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Environmental Woes Could Reverse Global Development

Published: 
Tue, 03/19/2013 - 8:40am
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Climate change and other environmental disasters could put 3.1 billion people into extreme poverty by 2050, if no significant steps are taken, says an annual United Nations report on the state of global development.

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Top U.S. Admiral: Climate Change Biggest Threat

Published: 
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 9:32am
Category: 
Energy

Despite renewed threats from nuclear North Korea, missile stockpiling in China and a standoff between China and Japan over a small string of islands, the head of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific fleet has declared the greatest threat to long-term peace in the region is climate change.