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5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:46:56 -0700
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue:

Human-induced Climate Change to Be Major Cause of Slump in Food Output

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 04:26:24 -0700
Climate change could increase the risk of a major slowdown in crop production over the next 20 years. Researchers from Stanford University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research suggest the odds of a reduction in corn and wheat production are 20 times higher than they would be without human-induced global warming. The study was published in this month's edition of Environmental ...

AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:05:24 -0700
Coal exports help US clean up global warming pollution at home - but still pollute elsewhere NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other ...

Climate change strategy called a shell game

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:14:48 -0700
  NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s energy leftovers to other parts of the world — where they create even more pollution. This fossil fuel trade threatens to undermine President Barack Obama’s strategy for reducing Read More... The post Climate change strategy called a ...

Republicans Google 'Climate Change' During Extreme Weather

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:56:33 -0700
On Google, Republicans search for information about weather, climate change and global warming during extremely hot or cold weather, while Democrats search for these terms when temperatures are lower or higher than average, according to a new study, detailed July 16 in the journal Climatic Change. The findings suggest that "different types of people experience weather differently or have ...

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:40:14 -0700
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

Unhappy Feet: Global Warming Threatens Emperor Penguins

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:02:45 -0700
The biggest threat to emperor penguins may not be leopard seals or even killer whales, but a much larger predator: global warming. Climate change, which is quickly melting the sea ice this species depends on for survival, could cause dramatic drops in the number of emperor penguins across Antarctica by the end of the century, a new study finds. Specifically, more than two-thirds of Antarctica's ...

Coal exports help US clean up global warming pollution at home _ but still pollute elsewhere

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:56:21 -0700
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

Pacific summit to urge action on climate change

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:16:56 -0700
Pacific island leaders will renew calls for meaningful action on climate change at a regional summit opening in Palau on Tuesday, amid fears rising seas will swamp their low-lying nations. Many of the 15 nations represented at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) lie barely a metre (three feet) above sea level, and regard themselves as the frontline of climate change, an issue they say threatens ...

Global warming threatens Antarctica’s emperor penguins

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:59:50 -0700
A study finds that most of the bird’s colonies may decline by more than 50 percent by the end of the century.

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