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 ...

Global warming is key topic at Hawaii conservation congress

Sep 2, 2016

Global warming is key topic at Hawaii conservation congress

The international community came together Thursday in Hawaii for 10 days of talks by leading academics, conservation groups and government officials to address the impacts of global warming, wildlife trafficking and environmental conservation. Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced a major sustainability initiative to preserve ...

Aug 25, 2016

California legislature passes climate change bills

California lawmakers voted to extend the state’s climate change fighting efforts to 2030 on Wednesday, giving a new lease on life to the most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction program in the country. The state Senate voted 25-13 in support of a bill that sets ...

Aug 18, 2016

July hottest month in modern times, U.S. agency says

Soaring temperatures worldwide made July the hottest month in modern times, setting a new high mark for global heat in 137 years of record-keeping, U.S. government scientists said Wednesday. The report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration came just two days after the ...