Highlights of the Paris Agreement on climate change

Sep 22, 2016

Highlights of the Paris Agreement on climate change

Thirty-one countries on Wednesday ratified a climate rescue pact concluded in Paris last December, bringing the hard-fought international treaty a step closer to taking legal effect. These are the key points in the Paris Agreement, which needs the official sanction of countries emitting 55 ...

Sep 22, 2016

Hundreds of scientists blast Trump's stance on climate

Nearly 400 global scientists have signed an open letter slamming Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for vowing to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, warning of dire consequences for the environment if he is elected. “A ‘Parexit’ would send a clear signal to the ...

Obama creates America's first protected area in Atlantic

Sep 16, 2016

Obama creates America's first protected area in Atlantic

Creating the Atlantic Ocean’s first marine national monument is a needed response to dangerous climate change, oceanic dead zones and unsustainable fishing practices, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The new Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument consists of nearly 5,000 square miles of ...

Is nuclear crucial to climate change targets?

Sep 16, 2016

Is nuclear crucial to climate change targets?

As Britain greenlights its first new nuclear power plant in more than 20 years, experts diverge on the role of nuclear energy in the quest to cap global warming at less than 2 degrees Celsius. The broad challenge in meeting that goal — the ...

Hawaii prepares plan to help coral recover from bleaching

Sep 9, 2016

Hawaii prepares plan to help coral recover from bleaching

Hawaii officials on Thursday proposed a series of steps to fight coral bleaching that’s threatening the state’s reefs, including new marine protected areas, limits on fishing and controlling polluted runoff from land. Hawaii’s ocean temperatures have been rising as greenhouse gases in the atmosphere ...

Tropical Storm Hermine kills two on U.S. East Coast, gathers new strength

Sep 4, 2016

Tropical Storm Hermine kills two on U.S. East Coast, gathers new strength

The once-and-future Hurricane Hermine regained strength Saturday as it moved slowly up the Eastern Seaboard and made a mess of the holiday weekend. Hermine (her-MEEN) already caused two deaths, damaged properties and left hundreds of thousands without electricity from Florida to Virginia. It spawned ...