By Crystal Park WASHINGTON (VR) – Environmentalists are criticizing President Barack Obama’s recent push for a new climate change strategy not because of its scope – but because of its timing, nearly two years before the end of his second and final term.
By Crystal Park WASHINGTON (VR) – The White House released a 840 page climate assessment report Tuesday, warning of the imminent dangers of climate change for the earth. The report, titled the National Climate Assessment, outlines the weather related repercussions of climate change, but stops short of blaming humans for the change. However, the White House commissioned report, does confidently link human behavior and climate change.
By Kate Zickel WASHINGTON (VR) — Human-caused global warming is already having serious impact across the United States, according to The National Climate Assessment, a congressionally mandated organization tasked with researching changes in the global environment.
By David Kerans WASHINGTON (VR)— With the possible exception of the Black Death, global warming looks to be the gravest danger mankind has faced since the beginning of recorded history.
WASHINGTON-LONDON-MOSCOW (VR)– The recent floods in the UK, as well as the abnormal snowstorms in the United States, have brought the world’s attention back to the problem of climate change. In a modern economy, the risks connected to climate carry huge financial stakes, with untold of billions of euros and dollars on the line.
By Molly Seder WASHINGTON (VR) – Speaking in Jakarta, Indonesia last week, Secretary of State John Kerry compared global climate change to a weapon of mass destruction. Kerry said, “We just don’t have time to let a few loud interest groups hijack climate conversation. And when I say that you know what I’m talking about. I’m talking about big companies that like it the way it is, that don’t want to change.”
By Crystal Park WASHINGTON (VR) – Friday’s edition of “Roaming the U.S." with Mark Rom, associate professor of Government and Public Policy at Georgetown University, covers consolidation in the cable industry, Rand Paul’s efforts to rebrand the GOP, and Obama’s latest gesture towards preparing for climate change.
By Justin Mitchell WASHINGTON (VR)– Last week, the State Department released a report intended to end the debate on whether or not the tar-sands bingeing Keystone XL pipeline project should go forward. In an affront to common sense, the report opined that the pipeline would have a “negligible effect” on climate change. Widespread public challenges and resistance are inevitable.
By Rob Sachs WASHINGTON (VR)– Oil giant TransCanada is using some hard bargaining sales tactics to try to persuade Nebraska landowners to sell.
By Toni Tileva WASHINGTON (VR)– In May, scientists reported that the average daily level of CO2 in the atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million, an alarmingly high concentration level last seen two to four million years ago.
By Andrew Hiller WASHINGTON (VR) – The impact of climate change is one constantly in the news, but it is still unclear how much of the puzzle belongs to man and how much belong natural activities.
By Molly Seder WASHINGTON (VR)– From the Midwest to Maine, people are coping with extreme cold for the second time in a matter of weeks.
By Molly Seder WASHINGTON (VR)— Washington, D.C. is still in the grip of the polar vortex.
WASHINGTON (VR) – Billions of dollars are spent every year on fighting climate change and promoting eco friendly measures but the playing field may not always be a level one.
By Crystal Park WASHINGTON (VOR)— UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged world leaders to prepare to battle climate change with more aggressiveness ahead of the world summit on climate change next year.
By Kevin Tripp LOS ANGELES (VOR)—In the Philippines, the situation is growing increasingly desperate for millions of storm survivors.
By Kate Zickel WASHINGTON (VOR)—A new study from the University of Alberta in Canada finds that grizzly bears are benefitting from the effects of global warming.
By Vasili Sushko NEW YORK (VOR)—It was one year ago today that Hurricane Sandy ravaged New York City and its surrounding areas, bringing rain, severe winds and a coastal surge that wiped out entire neighborhoods.
By Kim Brown WASHINGTON (VOR)— A group of scientists recently published a report on nature.com that shows mortality has spiked in Stockholm, Sweden over the past 30 years due to extreme temperatures.
By Andrew Hiller WASHINGTON (VOR)—Some look through this Prism trying to grasp at a shrinking Cornucopia. There are many pressures on food supply these days. From population growth, to acidification, to ozone the ability to grow or raise product for food stuffs is changing.