- Statehouse hearing to examine court ruling on emissions Updated: May-30-16 4:33 pm
BOSTON - Lawmakers are examining the impact of a recent court decision that found the state has failed to meet requirements for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
- Democrats crowd race for Public Lands Commissioner Updated: May-28-16 5:31 pm
SEATTLE - This fall's race for Washington's Commissioner of Public Lands - an office that oversees the state's largest firefighting force and 5.6 million acres of land - is hotly contested since no incumbent is on the ballot.
- Ex-Oklahoma insurance exec to head La. Citizens Insurance Updated: May-28-16 1:49 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A former Oklahoma insurance executive has been chosen to head the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state's property insurer of last resort.
- Emergency officials prepare for hurricane season Updated: May-28-16 11:05 am
NEW ORLEANS - Emergency managers along the Louisiana-Mississippi Gulf Coast say they have their plans in place for the 2016 hurricane season which begins Wednesday.
- Feds expect more Atlantic tropical storms than last 3 years Updated: May-27-16 5:12 pm
MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the next six months.
- The Latest: Tropical storm warning issued for South Carolina Updated: May-27-16 4:56 pm
MIAMI - The Latest on U.S. government forecasters' outlook for the Atlantic hurricane season (all times local):
- Gulfport hospital receives $2.3 million FEMA grant Updated: May-27-16 10:49 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - Memorial Hospital in Gulfport is getting more than $2 million to expand its electrical generator capacity ahead of hurricane season.
- Feds: 2016 hurricane season in Pacific will be about average Updated: May-26-16 7:28 pm
HONOLULU - After a record-setting hurricane season fueled by a strong El Nino in 2015, federal forecasters said Thursday the 2016 central Pacific hurricane season will likely be only slightly above average as La Nina conditions take over.
- Feds say 2016 hurricane season in Pacific will be average Updated: May-26-16 5:46 pm
HONOLULU - After a record-setting hurricane season fueled by El Nino in 2015, federal forecasters say the 2016 Pacific hurricane season will likely be only slightly above average as La Nina conditions take over.
- At UN climate talks some worry about Brexit, Trump impacts Updated: May-26-16 4:22 pm
BONN, Germany - Climate negotiators ended their first talks after last year's landmark Paris Agreement on Thursday with some delegates expressing concern about the potential impact of upcoming votes in the U.S. and Britain.
- Exxon, Chevron shareholders reject climate resolutions Updated: May-25-16 4:17 pm
DALLAS - Shareholders at Exxon Mobil and Chevron rejected resolutions backed by environmentalists that would have pushed the companies to take stronger stands in favor of limiting climate change.
- New cloud formation discovery may lessen warming forecast Updated: May-25-16 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON - A new discovery about how clouds form may scale back some of the more dire predictions about temperature increases caused by man-made global warming.
- Florida editorial roundup Updated: May-25-16 2:04 pm
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- Trump proposes wall to protect golf resort from rising seas Updated: May-24-16 8:53 am
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump wants to build another huge wall, this time to keep out the rising seas threatening to swamp his luxury golf resort in Ireland.
- Washington's wildfire season gets off to abrupt, early start Updated: May-22-16 10:56 am
SEATTLE - Washington's wildfire season got off to an abrupt and early start this month when two separate blazes tore through dry, steep forest, fueling worries about what lies ahead.
- Yale's gender neutral bathrooms part of changing climate Updated: May-21-16 11:01 am
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Visitors at Yale University's 315th commencement will notice something new on campus this year - gender-neutral bathrooms in 23 buildings.
- Wealthy climate activist spends heavily in California race Updated: May-20-16 9:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer reported Friday that he has made a $500,000 contribution to help an incumbent Democratic state senator who backed a 2015 proposal to cut petroleum use by half within 15 years in the state.
- UN: Growing environmental threat from animal-to-man diseases Updated: May-20-16 8:41 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The most worrying environmental threats facing the world today range from the rise in diseases transmitted from animals to humans to the increasing accumulation of toxic chemicals in food crops as a result of drought and high temperatures, according to a U.N. report released Friday.
- The Latest: Pants allowed for female Mormon missionaries Updated: May-20-16 5:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Latest on changes to clothing rules for Mormon missionaries (all times local):
- Hurricane storm surge expert speaks in North Carolina Updated: May-20-16 12:50 pm
NAGS HEAD, North Carolina - An expert on storm surge spoke in Raleigh as residents prepare for hurricane season, which starts June 1.
- Utah hearing on federal coal-leasing reform draws hundreds Updated: May-19-16 6:35 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Coal miners and their supporters came out in force to a public hearing Thursday in Salt Lake City, blasting a moratorium on federal coal leases as the latest attack in a war on coal that unfairly blames fossil fuels for climate change and air quality problems.
- GOP congressmen, NY attorney general in climate dispute Updated: May-19-16 5:07 pm
ALBANY, New York - Republican members of Congress have accused New York's Democratic attorney general and his counterparts in 16 other jurisdictions of chilling free speech over climate change through their legal and political campaign to curb fossil fuel burning.
- Carbon dioxide levels jump by record amount due to El Nino Updated: May-19-16 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON - The amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air jumped by the biggest amount on record last month, a rise amplified by El Nino, scientists say.
- Study: Water-sucking industry a factor as New Orleans sinks Updated: May-19-16 1:05 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Geologists have long known that New Orleans is slowly sinking - but now, scientists using radar technology say groundwater sucked up by industrial facilities such as a power plant, oil refineries and chemical complexes may be contributing to the problem and could even be undermining levees.
- Pennsylvania's carbon-cutting plan will await US court fight Updated: May-19-16 12:45 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration isn't planning to meet the first deadline for states to submit compliance reports under President Barack Obama's plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.