China plans to implement a cap-and-trade system in 2017 as part of measures aimed to address climate change working with US and others
New analysis of the effects of melting permafrost in the Arctic points to $43 trillion in extra economic damage by the end of the next century, on top of the more than the $300 trillion economic damage already predicted.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome Pope Francis during an official welcoming ceremony at the White House Wednesday. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
WASHINGTON — Jumping into the issues of the day, Pope Francis opened his visit to the United States with a strong call Wednesday for action to combat climate change, calling it a problem that “can no longer be left to a future generation.” President Barack Obama, in turn, hailed the pontiff as a moral force who is “shaking us out of our complacency” with reminders to care for the poor and the planet.Read more
A study released Thursday is the second this year seeking to debunk a 1998-2013 "pause" in global warming, but other climate scientists insist the slowdown was real, even if not a game-changer.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industrial nations.
Underfunded public schools aren't the only reason Bill Gates may be feeling the heat from his Seattle neighbors this week. On Wednesday, former Seattle mayor Mike McGinn, along with a coalition of 24 local activists and organizations, launched a campaign to pressure the Gates Foundation to divest from fossil fuels.