Sep 19, 2014

Arson arrest over raging California wildfire

U.S. police have arrested a 37-year-old man suspected of starting a wildfire that doubled in size overnight and is threatening over 2,000 homes in northern California, officials said Thursday. Some 2,800 people have evacuated their homes in the face of the raging king fire, ...

Sep 12, 2014

Warmer air caused ice shelf collapse off Antarctica

Warmer air triggered the collapse of a huge ice shelf off Antarctica in 2002, according to a report on Thursday that may help scientists predict future break-ups around the frozen continent. Antarctica is a key to sea level rise, which threatens coastal areas around ...

U.S. bird species dying out amid development: report

Sep 10, 2014

U.S. bird species dying out amid development: report

Bird populations across the United States are shrinking largely due to development, with the steepest declines in Western states, according to a scientific report released on Tuesday. Described as the most comprehensive review ever of long-term trend data, “The State of the Birds 2014″ ...

Sep 2, 2014

TV forecasters imagine climate change in 2050

Imaginary television weather forecasts predicted floods, storms and searing heat from Arizona to Zambia within four decades, as part of a United Nations campaign on Monday to draw attention to a U.N. summit this month on fighting global warming. “Miami South Beach is under ...

Aug 28, 2014

U.S. protects 20 species of coral as threatened

The U.S. government is protecting 20 types of coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change. As with the polar bear, much of the threat to the coral species is because of future expected problems due to ...

Aug 27, 2014

U.N. report issues stark warning on future of climate change

Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it is increasingly likely to be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Monday sent governments a final draft of its ...