Global Warming

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Study: Man-Made Global Warming To Cause 95 Percent Of Very Hot Days By 2050

If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out of four such days to man’s effects on climate.

04/28/2015

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Rubio’s Climate Change Views Could Hurt 2016 Presidential Bid

The presidential hopeful has acknowledged that the climate is changing, but has expressed skepticism that it is being caused solely by humans.

04/14/2015

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California Farmers On Drought: ‘You’re Going To See Higher Prices’

Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory statewide water restrictions, announced Wednesday amidst escalated effects of the state’s historic drought, mean big changes for the residents of California.

04/01/2015

CUERO, TX - MARCH 26: Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of the town of Cuero, Texas. Texas, which in just the last five years has tripled its oil production . (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Study Finds Methane Emissions Dropping In US

Researchers have found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems across the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years.

04/01/2015

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EPA: Keystone XL’s Climate Impacts Need To Be Revisited

With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to “revisit” how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.

02/04/2015

In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in a long exposure a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory onboard launches from Space Launch Complex 2, January 31, 2015 in Vandenberg, California. SMAP is NASA's first Earth-observing satellite designed to collect global observations of surface soil moisture and its freeze/thaw state. SMAP will provide high resolution global measurements of soil moisture from space. The data will be used to enhance scientists' understanding of the processes that link Earth's water, energy, and carbon cycles. (credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

NASA’s SMAP Observatory To Improve Drought Prediction, Planning For Natural Disasters

Minutes before the sun dawned on the coast of central California on Saturday, NASA looked to the skies, and launched a critical part of its Earth Sciences mission into Low-Earth Orbit.

02/01/2015

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Pope’s Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives’ Distrust

Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.

01/21/2015

In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launches with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2)satellite onboard from Space Launch Complex 2 on July 2, 2014 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. OCO-2 will measure the global distribution of carbon dioxide, the leading human-produced greenhouse gas driving changes in Earth's climate. (credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Launches Revolutionary OCO-2 Satellite For Climate Study, Avenges 2009 Setback

While most of the public, including observers, space enthusiasts and environmentalists, will see the launch as the largest effort to study climate change in human history, NASA will see the launch, set for 2:58 a.m. Tuesday, as a realization of redemption.

07/01/2014

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California Governor Applauds Global Warming Fight

The Democratic governor touted the state’s aggressive energy-saving programs, saying they already generate billions of dollars in savings and more than a million jobs as a result of clean-energy efforts.

06/02/2014

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Gov. Brown: California At ‘Epicenter’ Of Climate Change

California is at the “epicenter” of global warming and other climate change, with the state experiencing longer fire seasons, rising sea levels and droughts that threaten agriculture, Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday.

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Wildfires Spark Debate On Climate Change Among Calif. Politicians

Senator Barbara Boxer said Thursday that wildfires like the fast-moving Silver Fire should be a wake-up call to the reality of climate change.

CBS Los Angeles–08/08/2013

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Composting 101: How To Avoid Gnats & Rats

Despite its green reputation, is composting more costly than it’s worth?

04/03/2013

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Why Ice Matters – Interview With Noted Geophysicist Henry Pollack

Nobel Prize winner and noted professor of geophysics Henry Pollack weighs in on ice and the environment.

04/09/2012