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Suspected serial bomber killed himself as SWAT was closing in: Authorities<p>Springtime snowstorm cuts miserable path through Northeast<p>Loyola-Chicago's …

A Study Claims Global Warming Could Cause 180,000 More Rapes by 2099

Thanks to Climate Change, West Nile Virus Could Be Your New Neighbor

Invasive species aren’t just species — they can also be pathogens. Such is the case with the West Nile virus. A mosquito-borne virus identified in …

California storms did little to ease drought conditions

The storms that slammed Southern California dumped much needed rain, but experts said they did little to ease the drought conditions.<p>"This is no drought-buster, but it's a nice, fat down payment" in the water bank, said Bill Patzert, a climatologist for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada …

Thousands Choking on Smoke from Indonesian Fires

Air quality has reached dangerous levels as forest fires rage on in Indonesia's Riau province following a sustained period of dry weather. Indonesia has declared a state of emergency as the Riau haze has worsened and has left more than 22,000 residents with respiratory problems.

Fire Fighting

IG probe rejects Keystone allegations

The State Department’s inspector general largely cleared the department on Wednesday of allegations that it had violated its conflict-of-interest procedures when selecting a contractor to analyze the Keystone XL oil pipeline — the latest in a series of defeats for environmental groups fighting a …

Could Tight Oil Mean the End of Big Oil Price Spikes?

More on:<p>Fossil Fuels<p>Financial Markets<p>Media<p>The current <i>Economist</i> has an article on U.S. oil and gas that repeats an increasingly common view: tight oil …

City Council Vote Brings Los Angeles One Step Closer To Banning Fracking

A Los Angeles City Council committee has given the green light to a measure paving the way to prohibit hydraulic fracturing in the city, according to …

It takes how much water to grow an almond?!

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Why California's drought is a disaster for your favorite fruits, vegetables, and …

Offshore Wind Turbines Can Slow Down Hurricanes, New Study Finds

Hurricanes are destructive, and protecting coastlines with seawalls costs money. What if coastal areas could not only protect themselves from …

Youth Plan Major White House Protest Against Keystone XL this Weekend

Young people powered President Obama to the White House. Now, they're protesting him outside of it.<p>This weekend, over 1,000 students and youth will march from Georgetown University to the White House. Over 300 of the participants are expected to risk arrest in a sit-in outside the gates, in what …

Mountaineering

Senators Call For Study On Keystone Health Effects After Doctor Cites Cancer Near Tar Sands

Two Democratic Senators are calling for a comprehensive study on how public health would be affected by the extraction and processing of tar …

Global warming slowdown 'does not invalidate climate change'

National science academies of the US and the UK say longer-term warming trend is still evident<p>The slowdown in rising global surface temperatures is not a sign that climate change is no longer happening, the national science academies of the US and the UK have said.<p>Publishing a guide on the state of …

Exxon’s Pro-Fracking CEO Is Suing to Stop Fracking Near His Mansion

Fancy a side of irony with your corporate hypocrisy? Last night on MSNBC, <i>Nation</i> Editor-at-Large Chris Hayes profiled ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, a …

Seen From Space: Ice Covers 80 Percent of Great Lakes

A deep freeze has settled in over the Great Lakes this winter and a new image released by NASA shows the astonishing extent of the ice cover as seen from space.<p>NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the lakes on the early afternoon of Feb. 19. At the time, 80.3 percent of the five lakes were …

Great Lakes

California Is Finally Set to Get Rain, But It Won't Quench the Drought

How extreme is the drought in California? Right now the federal government says that every square mile of California is in some state of drought—and …

Smog chokes China as public, experts demand change

"More forceful measures need to be taken," said Ma Jun, a leading voice on China's environment.<p>BEIJING – China banned outdoor school sports and cookouts as it grappled with a fourth straight day of thick, choking smog, a pollution problem that a recent report says makes Beijing "barely suitable" …

McCain Doesn’t Think Kerry Should Be Focusing on Climate Change

Secretary of State John Kerry’s stark comments about climate change over the weekend — he called it “perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass …

NextGen Climate Action-Tom Seyer: California billionaire hopes to raise $100 million for climate-themed super PAC.

A California billionaire is hoping to unleash somewhere around $100 million in this year's mid-term elections with the singular focus of increasing …

Supreme Court to weigh Obama climate-change approach, and more must-reads - Capitol Report - MarketWatch

Reuters<p><b>Listen up, climate-change watchers</b>. On Monday, the Supreme Court will consider a case on greenhouse gas emissions and is likely to weigh in on …

Climate change and circular economy take centre stage at Davos

After leading a design and sustainability workshop at this year's World Economic Forum, William McDonough reflects on why he is hopeful for sustainable change<p>Recognising global warming as "one of the most serious and complex challenges facing humankind," this year's WEF meeting devoted 23 sessions …

Sustainability

Steer-ing the Climate Conversation to Sanity Regarding Economic Analysis

Monday evening, PBS" <i>Newshour</i> hosted a segment on climate change issues building on Secretary of State John Kerry's strong comments over the weekend equating climate change with weapons of mass destruction.<p>The science of climate change is leaping out at us like a scene from a 3-D movie... Terrorism, …

Climate

State Department Review To Emphasize Effects Of Climate Change On Global Conflict, Diplomacy

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Tom Perriello is leaving the Center for American Progress to head the State Department's Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, which analyzes U.S. diplomatic and development efforts abroad.<p>Perriello was the president of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, …

Experts Confirm that Humans are to Blame for Climate Change in Landmark IPCC Report

Scientists in the International Panel on Climate Change convened in Stockholm this morning to confirm that humans are “extremely likely” to blame for …

Climate Change