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President Obama on Wednesday will make his first visit while in office to the Florida Everglades, choosing the backyard of a former Republican governor of the state, Jeb Bush, and its Republican senator, Marco Rubio, to demand action on climate
President Obama will visit an ecologically sensitive national
park on Wednesday in a politically sensitive state.
Obama’s Earth Day trip to the Florida Everglades will be accompanied by historical dedications -- the Miami home of Marjory ...
Humanity's vulnerability to floods has eased, despite increases in population and in the value of assets located in flood-prone areas, according to a new study.
The analysis notes a persistent vulnerability gap between rich and poor ...
Americans tend to take it for granted that when we open a tap, water will come out.
Western states have been dealing with water problems for a while, but they won't be alone for long.
As drought, flooding, and climate
Residents in California are much more worried about the warming planet than those in parts of the central United States, according to a new set of interactive maps showing public opinion on climate
change. As a nation, 63 percent of ...
Students and academics will stage a coordinated push to persuade their universities to divest from fossil fuels on Wednesday, with rallies to be held on 15 campuses across Australia.
The protests, organised by climate
activist group ...
It may not be as obvious a climate
symbol as the rapidly warming Arctic. But with President Obama’s climate
-focused visit on Earth Day, Everglades National
Park could take on new significance as a politically potent case study of how global ...
As Gov. Jerry Brown tries to salvage the $25 billion project to build twin tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, he should keep in mind that it won’t be acceptable to give up its environmental goals.
His new tack is ...
In honor of Earth Day this Wednesday, President Obama’s weekly Saturday morning address to the nation was titled “Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored.”He opened with an oblique dig at Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, head of the Senate ...
The world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters, including China and the US, have questioned the credibility of Australia's climate
change targets and "direct action" policy in a list of queries to the Abbott government.
In the latest sign ...
US President Barack Obama said Saturday that climate
change poses the world's biggest single threat.
"Today, there's no greater threat to our planet than climate
change," Obama said in his weekly address, which had an environmental theme ...
It started as just another farm chore for Elvira Flores, a teenage shepherd in the northern Andean highlands.
On Sept. 8, 2013, Flores drove her flock across a dirt road that crosses her family`s rocky green fields and down to a ...
Ensuring the world has a secure supply of water in the future is one of the many challenges associated with climate
change and sustainability. Delegates of the World Water Forum, hosted by the World Water Council, have urged countries to deliver ...
Al Gore has been one of the leading voices in support of the environmental movement for decades, advocating for protection of the planet while in Congress and serving as former President Bill Clinton’s vice president. He’s written four books on ...
The centerpiece of the Obama administration's effort to tackle climate
change is facing a high-profile legal test as a federal appeals court considers a plan that has triggered furious opposition from Republicans, industry figures and ...
Nowhere do people love fish and chips more than in the United Kingdom, where the National
Federation of Fish Friers calls it “the undisputed National
dish of Great Britain” and claims sales of 1.2 billion pounds sterling per year.
The world's largest organization of physicists clarified its position on climate
change last week, and it no longer believes, as it did in 2007, that the evidence for global warming is "incontrovertible."Instead, the American Physical ...
The first public hearings will take place in the Hague on Tuesday in the first case in the world to use existing human rights and tort law to hold a government responsible for failing to reduce carbon emissions fast enough.
The 886 ...
The award "Environmental Finance Award of the Year 2015" in the category "Sustainable Forestry" has been granted to the climate
fund Althelia for the projects developed in the natural protected areas of Peru.Althelia, together with Peru's ...
Tony Abbott has seized the chance to gloat about the fall in electricity prices since the carbon price was scrapped, so it's only fair we acknowledge another result of this crusade.
Nine months after the carbon price was repealed, the ...
Meager precipitation and a premature spring thaw caused by unusually mild temperatures last month have left the U.S. Western mountain snowpack, a key source of fresh surface water for the region, at record low levels, the government reported on ...
TODAY, there is a growing consensus that climate
change will impact every corner of the world. Drought, floods, wildfires, population migration, food and water shortages, and extreme weather events: All of these issue
s can force national
On Sunday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce her decision to seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. While the crowded Republican field has led to questions of how to fit all serious candidates on a debate stage, ...
President Barack Obama took part in a roundtable discussion this week on climate
change, refocusing on the issue
from a public health vantage point.After the event at Washington's Howard University on Tuesday, Obama sat down with me for a ...
Birds aren’t political.That’s why the National
Audubon Society’s Conservation Data Manager Tom Auer hopes he’ll be able to engage his audience at Mashomack Preserve today in taking steps to protect the feathered population from becoming extinct. ...