States like California and New York have been leaders in curbing carbon emissions from energy. But to achieve their goals, both may need to embrace nuclear power.
LONDON (AP) — Penguin Books says Prince Charles has co-authored a book on climate change together with an environmentalist and a Cambridge scientist. The Prince of Wales, long a critic of man-made climate change, wrote the book "Climate Change" with Tony Juniper, a former Friends of the Earth director, and Emily Shuckburgh, a Cambridge University climate scientist.
As Donald J. Trump prepares to take office, climate experts gathered at the World Economic Forum will be pondering how his ascent will affect progress on the issue.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin utility regulators removed references to climate change from their website months before state environmental officials altered global warming language on their own site. DNR officials said this week it made the revisions after a northern Wisconsin newspaper asked whether the agency should be posting information stating that human activities have contributed to ...
Exxon Mobil has been ordered to hand over documents related to a state investigation into whether it misled the public about the impact of fossil fuels on the climate.
President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state was also asked about the Muslim ban, a Muslim registry and Israel
President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said he believes the risks of climate change "could be serious enough that action should be taken," but he did not elaborate on what that action should be.
Rex Tillerson evaded questions during Thursday's secretary of state confirmation hearings about whether ExxonMobil tried to silence climate change research during his time with the oil giant.
BEIJING — President-elect Donald Trump has called climate change a hoax created by China and said he would cancel an international accord to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The accord, an ambitious global effort signed in 2015 and known as the Paris agreement, rests on a foundation of transparency and good faith: China, the world's biggest polluter, has refused to accept international mo...
"An Inconvenient Sequel," a follow-up to Al Gore's Oscar-winning film, is one of 14 New Climate projects scheduled for Robert Redford's film festival.
As the Arctic heats up twice as fast as the rest of the world and sea ice and snow declines rapidly, polar bears will struggle to survive, according to a US government report.
To take on a leadership role to promote the Paris agreement, as China has indicated it wants to do, Beijing will have to be more transparent on emissions.
Work to avert the problems caused by climate change should not be a partisan issue, outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry told students at an elite U.S. engineering school on Monday, in one of his final speeches as the nation's top diplomat.
(AP) — A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison professors are ripping the state Department of Natural Resources for scrubbing language from its website that declared human activity is causing climate change. Seven UW-Madison climate, zoology and ecology professors released a column Monday saying the new language incorrectly implies climate change is mysterious when it's clearly caused...
The federal polar bear conservation plan says the animal's future in the Arctic is grim unless greenhouse gas emissions are dramatically reduced.
I recently followed a drone through the ruined Syrian city of Aleppo, courtesy of YouTube. The destruction was sobering, to say the least. The camera glided by exploded apartment buildings and streets piled with rubble, block after city block. The political situation in Syria is contemptible, the impact of war on human lives horrendously tragic, all silently conveyed in the aftermath captured o...
Jackson Family Wines of Sonoma, Calif., is among winemakers employing both high-tech and old-school techniques to adapt to hotter, drier conditions.
Petermann glacier has lost huge ice islands since 2010, and Andreas Muenchow thinks another break is coming.
In the two decades since Ben Santer helped write a landmark international report linking global warming and human activity, he's been criticized by politicians, accused of falsifying his data and rewarded with a dead rat on his doorstep.
A lawyer with deep experience fighting climate change will lead California's Department of Justice until the next attorney general takes office, as the state and several others vow to combat global warming despite skepticism from President-elect Donald Trump.
(AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources has quietly removed language from its website that said humans and greenhouse gases are the main cause of climate change. The vast majority of scientists agree burning fossil fuels has increased greenhouse gases and caused warming.
Rex W. Tillerson, in line to be secretary of state, led an evolution of Exxon's public stance on climate change. But the oil giant has done little or nothing to put carbon taxes into effect.
A new analysis finds that temperatures around the North Pole in November and December were 'unprecedented in the satellite era from 1979 onwards.'
SEATTLE (AP) — The state's newly elected lands commissioner says her top priorities will be to find ways to strengthen local rural economies and to prepare state lands and communities to deal with climate change. Hilary Franz, an environmental attorney who beat out retired Navy commander Steve McLaughlin, will take over the helm at the Department of Natural Resources in January from two-...
Oil major Royal Dutch Shell is facing rising pressure from shareholders to shield its business from climate change threats and to play a bigger role in lowering global carbon emissions.
A new congressional investigation has determined that the Obama administration fired a top scientist and intimidated staff at the Department of Energy in order to further its climate change agenda, according to a new report that alleges the administration ordered top officials to obstruct Congress in order to forward this agenda.
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Here's a selection of Times reporters' most memorable stories of the year, with a focus on climate change and related environmental issues.
Climate change could supercharge the powerful storms often hailed for bringing drought-busting rains to California.
Some scientists and academics are embarking on a frenzied mission to archive reams of scientific data on climate change, energized by a concern that a Trump administration could seek to wipe government websites of hard-earned research.
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