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Source: Associated Press News


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Wildfire grows into one of largest in Texas history as flames menace multiple small towns

  2024-02-27 in Associated Press News

Fast-moving wildfire in the Texas Panhandle grows to nearly 800 square miles, second-largest in state's history.

  Tagged under: Texas | Wildfires

The number of monarch butterflies at their Mexico wintering sites has plummeted this year

  2024-02-07 in Associated Press News

Experts say the number of monarch butterflies at wintering areas in Mexico dropped by 59% this year to the second lowest level since record keeping began.

  Tagged under: Butterflies and Moths | Mexico

US joins in other nations in swearing off coal power to clean the climate

  2023-12-02 in Associated Press News

The United States is now committed to the idea of phasing out coal power plants, joining 56 other nations in kicking the coal habit. Saturday's announcement by U.S.

  Tagged under: COP28 | US Politics | USA | Coal | Electricity | Middle East | Renewable Energy

Deaths rise to 47 after an icy flood swept through India's Himalayan northeast

  2023-10-07 in Associated Press News

Rescuers in India have found more bodies as they dug through slushy debris and ice-cold water in a hunt for survivors after a glacial lake burst through a dam.

Icy flood that killed at least 41 in India's northeast was feared for years

  2023-10-06 in Associated Press News

Hundreds of rescuers dug through slushy debris and fast-flowing, icy water Friday in a search for survivors after a glacial lake burst through a dam in India’s Himalayan northeast, a disaster that many had warned was possible for years.

  Tagged under: Himalayas

Environmental Protection Agency delays new ozone pollution standards until after the 2024 election

  2023-09-06 in Associated Press News

The Environmental Protection Agency is delaying plans to tighten air quality standards for smog despite a recommendation by a scientific advisory panel to lower air pollution limits to protect public health.

  Tagged under: Health

This summer broke the world record for the highest temperature officially recorded

  2023-09-06 in Associated Press News

The UN weather agency says Earth endured its hottest Northern Hemisphere summer ever measured.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildfires

Climate change doubled chance of weather conditions that led to record Quebec fires, researchers say

  2023-08-22 in Associated Press News

A new analysis finds that climate change more than doubled the chances of the hot, dry weather that helped fuel the unprecedented wildfire season in eastern Canada.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildfires

Shell CEO calls it 'irresponsible' to cut oil production now

  2023-07-06 in Associated Press News

The head of global energy giant Shell says it would be “irresponsible” to cut oil and gas production at a time when the world economy is still dependent on fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels

Excessive heat warnings remain in many areas of US through Monday

  2023-07-02 in Associated Press News

Excessive heat warnings remain in place in many areas across the U.S. and are expected to last at least through Monday.

Norway approves 19 oil and gas projects, saying the resulting investments are worth over $19 billion

  2023-06-28 in Associated Press News

Norway has approved 19 oil and gas projects on the Norwegian continental shelf, saying the total investments are worth over $19 billion.

Spain records hottest and driest April on record

  2023-05-08 in Associated Press News

Drought-stricken Spain says last month was the hottest and driest April since records began in 1961. The State Meteorological Agency says the average daily temperature was 14.9 degrees Celsius (58.8 Fahrenheit) — that is 3 degrees Celsius above the average. AEMET said average maximum temperatures during the month were up by 4.7 C. Rainfall was a fifth of what would normally be expected in the month, making it the driest April on record in Spain. Last year was Spain’s hottest since record-keeping started in 1961, and also the country’s sixth driest. Three years of scant rainfall and high temperatures put the cou...

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought | Farming

Drought will cause crop failures in Spain, farmers warn

  2023-04-13 in Associated Press News

The main Spanish farmers' association says drought now affects 60% of the Spanish countryside and is causing “irreversible losses” to more than 3.5 million hectares of crops. the Coordinator of Farmers' and Ranchers' Organizations said in a report issued on Thursday that wheat and barley are expected to fail or be badly affected in major growing regions. Olives and nuts also are suffering due to Spain’s long-term drought, which is affecting farmers' ability to irrigate corn, sunflowers, rice and cotton, too. Reservoirs in Andalusia, Spain’s most important food-exporting region, have water levels at 30% of...

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought | Farming | Climate Change

Toxic 'forever chemicals’ about to get their first US limits

  2023-03-02 in Associated Press News

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose restrictions on harmful “forever chemicals” in drinking water after finding they are dangerous in amounts so small as to be undetectable. But experts say removing them will cost billions, a burden that will fall hardest on small communities with few resources.

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Health | Water Resources

Energy agency chief: "No excuse" for high methane emissions

  2023-02-21 in Associated Press News

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — The International Energy Agency on Tuesday accused fossil fuel industries of doing too little to curb methane emissions and undermining global climate goals to limit warming. Economic uncertainty, high energy prices and concerns over the security of supply — which should have led to emissions cuts in 2022 — were ineffective as methane emissions remained “stubbornly high,” it said.

  Tagged under: Methane

Loss of tiny organisms hurts ocean, fishing, scientists say

  2023-01-19 in Associated Press News

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The warming of the waters off the East Coast has come at an invisible, but very steep cost — the loss of microscopic organisms that make up the base of the ocean's food chain.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish

African activists cast doubt over climate talks' credibility

  2023-01-17 in Associated Press News

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Climate activists in Africa are expressing anger toward the United Nations climate agency, accusing it of allowing corporations and individuals with dubious climate credentials to greenwash their polluting activities by participating in its annual climate conference.

  Tagged under: Activism | Africa

As Po dries up, Italy's food and energy supplies are at risk

  2022-06-17 in Associated Press News

BORETTO, Italy (AP) — Water is so low in large stretches of Italy's largest river that local residents are walking through the middle of the expanse of sand and shipwrecks are resurfacing. Authorities fear that if it doesn't rain soon, there'll be a serious shortage of water for drinking and irrigation for farmers and local populations across the whole of northern Italy.

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers

UN climate report: 'Atlas of human suffering' worse, bigger | AP News

  2022-02-28 (or before) in Associated Press News

Deadly with extreme weather now, climate change is about to get so much worse. It is likely going to make the world sicker, hungrier, poorer, gloomier and way more dangerous in the next 18 years with an “unavoidable” increase in risks, a new United Nations science report says.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Africa | Climate Change | Middle East

Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before | AP News

  2021-10-19 (or before) in Associated Press News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 trillion tons of ice disappearing since 1992, an international team of ice experts said in a new study...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic | Ice Melting

The Arctic is on fire: Siberian heat wave alarms scientists | AP News

  2021-10-19 (or before) in Associated Press News

MOSCOW (AP) — The Arctic is feverish and on fire — at least parts of it are. And that’s got scientists worried about what it means for the rest of the world...

  Tagged under: Arctic | Climate Change | Russia | Health

'Nothing's safe' as wildfire tears through California town | AP News

  2021-08-06 (or before) in Associated Press News

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Shelton Douthit and his team at the Feather River Land Trust in Northern California have been working to restore the lush natural habitat and protect Indigenous artifacts around Lake Almanor.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Rivers | California

Greenland suspends oil exploration because of climate change | AP News

  2021-07-18 (or before) in Associated Press News

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The left-leaning government of Greenland has decided to suspend all oil exploration off the world’s largest island, calling it is “a natural step” because the Arctic government “takes the climate crisis seriously.”

  Tagged under: Arctic | Climate Change

Warm ocean water delays sea ice for Alaska towns, wildlife | AP News

  2019-11-19 (or before) in Associated Press News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. research vessel Sikuliaq can break through ice as thick as 2.5 feet (0.76 meters). In the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska this month, which should be brimming with floes, its limits likely won’t be tested.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Wildlife | Alaska

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