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Stories with subject: Climate
  • Brazil: Will take months to study damage left by burst dam 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 2:28 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - It could take months to evaluate the extent of damage to a river left choked with mud when a dam burst at an iron ore mine, Brazil's environment minister said Wednesday.

  • Polish minister: Country against further gas emission cuts 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 12:20 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland's new environment minister said Wednesday he is against further cuts in carbon gas emissions, a key topic during climate talks next week in Paris.

  • UN weather agency: It's record hot out there this year story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 11:05 am

    WASHINGTON - Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.

  • Climate changes take heavy toll on Ugandan coffee farmers 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 5:34 am

    KASESE, Uganda - Luka Kinyere felt the wet, dark volcanic soil in his calloused palm, thankful for the rain that was falling again after a dry spell.

  • Xi to give speech at opening of Paris climate conference 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 1:38 am

    BEIJING - President Xi Jinping will speak at a key climate change conference in Paris later this month, before making state visits to South Africa and Zimbabwe, officials announced Wednesday.

  • Better batteries to beat global warming: A race against time story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-24-15 6:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery.

  • 'King Tides' hitting California coast 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 5:38 pm

    LOS ANGELES - A series of exceptionally high tides began all along the California coast Tuesday, bringing the possibility of minor flooding to low-lying areas including bay fronts, beach parking lots, coastal roads and marinas.

  • Obama to meet with leaders of China, India at climate summit 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is hoping to generate early momentum for international climate talks in Paris next week by holding one-on-one meetings there with the leaders of China and India.

  • El Nino expected to create drier, warmer Wyoming winter 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:01 am

    CASPER, Wyoming - Eager skiers and snowboarders and Wyoming may have to wait a year for an extra-thick blanket of powdery snow as El Nino is expected to bring a drier and warmer winter to the northwest.

  • German financial giant Allianz slashes coal investments story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 6:25 am

    BERLIN - Germany's Allianz SE, one of the world's largest financial asset managers, said Tuesday it would over the next six months decrease investments in companies using coal and boost funding on those focused on wind power.

  • After criticism, Iowa board sends money to research centers 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 6:57 pm

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - Reversing course after days of criticism, Iowa regulators transferred funding Monday that they had withheld for months from university centers that study alternative energy and global warming.

  • Prince Charles: Climate change party to blame for Syria war 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 10:09 am

    LONDON - Prince Charles says climate change is partly responsible for Syria's civil war and the chaos it has unleashed.

  • Residents wary of natural gas proposal amid climate concerns 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 6:49 am

    HANOVER, New Hampshire - Residents in western New Hampshire are concerned that an investment in new fossil fuel infrastructure could affect environmental issues in the region.

  • Voter initiatives seek higher use of renewable electricity 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 2:50 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A retired clergyman and an attorney want Montana voters to pass a law requiring power companies to buy and sell more renewable energy to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide - a gas tied to climate change - in the atmosphere.

  • Massachusetts committee to hold hearing on clean energy 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 1:52 pm

    BOSTON - The clean energy future of Massachusetts will be discussed this week during a hearing before the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Most GOP candidates flunk climate science story has photos
    Updated: Nov-22-15 10:52 am

    WASHINGTON - When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are A students, while most of the Republican contenders are flunking, according to a panel of scientists who reviewed candidates' comments.

  • Weather extremes spur farmers' interest in cover crops 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 2:31 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - Weather extremes have reignited farmers' interest in planting cover crops, a traditional farming practice that is gaining renewed popularity in Kansas and other states as a way to help combat climate change and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to it.

  • Scientists: Fungus causes snake ailment, but reason elusive story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 11:04 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - A fungus has been identified as the cause of a mysterious ailment that has been infecting some snake species in the eastern United States, threatening some isolated snake populations such as the timber rattlesnakes found in western Vermont.

  • UN official: Over 120 leaders to attend Paris climate summit 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 10:50 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The attacks in Paris are affecting crucial climate change talks in the French capital starting later this month, but more than 120 world leaders strongly support the conference and have confirmed they will attend, a senior U.N. official said Friday.

  • Judge denies Washington kids' petition on climate change 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 5:52 pm

    SEATTLE - A judge has denied an appeal by eight young activists who petitioned Washington state to adopt stricter science-based regulations to protect them against climate change.

  • North Fork mining could cause millions in climate damage 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 10:11 am

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - The U.S. Forest Service says allowing expanded underground coal mining in Gunnison County could cause millions of dollars of damage globally from coal and methane emissions over nearly 40 years. But the Daily Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1T3DyQS) reports that the agency's analysis, released Thursday, also says North Fork Valley coal is among the cleanest available and mining is an important part of the local economy.

  • Dry weather, less wind likely for Hawaii this winter 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 8:48 am

    HONOLULU - Hawaii can expect dry weather conditions and less wind this winter as the result of a powerful El Nino, according to federal scientists.

  • Great Lakes levels expected to stay mostly above average 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 6:46 pm

    TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Water levels in the Great Lakes should remain mostly above average over the next six months as a powerful El Nino gives the region a break after two bitterly cold winters, but it's unclear whether there will be longer-term effects, federal scientists said Thursday.

  • APEC leaders: Urgent need to cooperate against terrorism story has photos
    Updated: Nov-19-15 5:03 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Asia-Pacific leaders called Thursday for governments to urgently increase cooperation in the fight against terrorism as they wrapped up annual talks haunted by the Paris attacks.

  • The Latest: Manila slum near APEC shows poverty challenge story has photos
    Updated: Nov-19-15 4:49 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Leaders from 21 countries and self-governing territories are in Manila for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. The meeting's official agenda is focused on trade, business and economic issues but terrorism, South China Sea disputes and climate change are also in focus. (All times are local.)