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SCIENCE: World's 'Third Pole' is melting away

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 7:26am
One of the world's iciest regions is melting away in the face of climate change, according to a major new report compiled by hundreds of experts.

CALIFORNIA: Storms bring Sierra snowpack to near normal

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 7:23am
January storms raised the vital Sierra Nevada snowpack to near normal for this time of year, an important development for California's water supply, state officials said yesterday after the second survey of the winter.

OFFSHORE WIND: Betting $1M off N.J. coast paid off big time

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 7:23am
Over the past year, US Wind got calls "every day" to sell a lease the energy company bought for $1 million in 2015 in its push to build a wind farm off the New Jersey coast.

AGRICULTURE: In Brazil heat wave, coffee is burning on the trees

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 7:23am
Farmers just can't catch a break with the weather right now. While a cold snap threatens winter crops in the U.S., scorching temperatures are imperiling Brazil's prospects of a record robusta-coffee harvest.

DROUGHT: Mozambique capital to shut off water on alternating days

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 7:23am
Mozambican authorities will tighten water restrictions in the capital, Maputo, and the neighboring city of Matola because dams that supply the locations have fallen to one-fifth of their capacity, the Water Ministry said.

EUROPE: How Germany's coal deal affects E.U.'s Paris target

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 7:23am
Germany's planned exit from coal is a first step toward regaining the climate leadership some have said it has lost in recent years.

SCIENCE: Clouds dump more rain, snow when a plane passes — study

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 7:23am
When airplanes fly over rain or snow, they can increase the amount of precipitation by as much as 10 times, new research suggests.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Another polar vortex, another debate about coal

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 7:23am
Nothing prompts a debate about the future of America's electric grid like a polar vortex.

COURTS: Trump nominee defended oil firm in climate lawsuits

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 7:22am
A contentious judicial nominee for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has defended fossil fuel companies against historic lawsuits blaming the industry for climate change.

EPA: Scientist who rejects warming named to advisory board

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 7:22am
The Earth will benefit from burning more fossil fuels and regulations on greenhouse gases must be challenged, one of EPA's newest science advisers said yesterday.

POLITICS: This is what a climate emergency declaration looks like

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 7:22am
President Trump is again weighing whether to declare a national emergency on immigration, and it's prodding some Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists to ponder a similar declaration on climate change.

INDIA: Solar equipment makers say tariff has failed them

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 6:59am
India's bid to protect its solar-equipment makers by imposing a safeguard duty on cheap, Chinese imports has failed, according to domestic manufacturers, who are campaigning for tougher measures.

SELF-DRIVING CARS: 2nd Apple worker charged with data theft for Chinese firm

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 6:59am
An Apple Inc. hardware engineer was charged by the U.S. with stealing driverless car secrets for a Chinese company, the second such case since July.

EMISSIONS: China doesn't 'walk the walk' on methane — study

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 6:59am
China has failed to curb rising methane emissions despite years of talking tough, according to a new study on the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter.

CALIFORNIA: Climate change shifts 'murder wind' that drives fires

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 6:59am
Hot, dry Santa Ana winds that feed Southern California wildfires threaten to peak later in the year and potentially drive longer fires because of climate change, according to new research.

WILDFIRES: Shutdown set back effort to help Ore. winegrowers

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 6:59am
Winegrowers in southern Oregon faced financial ruin after a California winemaker claimed wildfire smoke tainted their grapes and refused to buy them. Now the rejected fruit that was turned into wine by local vintners is facing another setback.

BASEBALL: Green pinstripes: Yankees hire environmental scientist

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 6:59am
The New York Yankees are going green, hiring an environmental science adviser.

ALASKA: Sled dog racers sidelined by rain, high temperatures

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 6:59am
Warm and rainy conditions in Alaska are keeping dozens of mushers from racing in an annual sled dog race.

ANTARCTICA: Scientists discover huge hole beneath fast-melting glacier

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 6:59am
A hole wider than the island of Manhattan is eating away at one of Antarctica's fastest melting glaciers.

CLIMATE IMPACTS: Record fires and a bankrupt utility threaten renewables

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 6:59am
A contract to sell electricity to Pacific Gas and Electric Co., California's largest utility, was historically the gold standard in the renewables business.