Mar 20, 2015

Arctic sea ice covers record low extent this winter

Arctic sea ice has set a new winter record by freezing over the smallest extent since satellite records began in 1979, in a new sign of long-term climate change, U.S. data showed on Thursday. The ice floating on the Arctic Ocean around the North ...

Feb 20, 2015

Cabinet proposes $1.5 billion for U.N. climate fund

The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave the go-ahead Friday to a bill that would provide up to $1.5 billion to a U.N.-backed fund aimed at assisting developing countries in combating climate change. Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida expressed willingness to “take a leading ...

Urban heat waves getting worse, study confirms

Feb 7, 2015

Urban heat waves getting worse, study confirms

Urban heat waves have become more frequent over the past 40 years, scientists reported on Jan. 30. A weather database of cities around the world reveals “significant” increases in periods of extremely hot days and falls in the number of cold days, they found. ...

Pope's climate-change stand deepens conservatives' distrust

Jan 20, 2015

Pope's climate-change stand deepens conservatives' distrust

Conservative distrust of Pope Francis that has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change — and to do so through a document traditionally used for the most important papal ...