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Methane Leaks May Negate Climate Benefits of Natural Gas

Methane Leaks May Negate Climate Benefits of Natural Gas

Methane leaks could undo the climate change benefits of America's natural gas boom, a new report said on Tuesday. The report, produced by the Centre for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), said America's shift from coal to gas had produced important climate gains. Carbon dioxide emissions fell last year to their lowest point since 1994, accordin… Read More

NOAA To Revive Essential Weather Satellite on Thursday

NOAA To Revive Essential Weather Satellite on Thursday

NOAA will revive a vital weather satellite that covers the Atlantic Ocean and East Coast after it went offline on May 22.… Read More

British Columbia Rejects Tar Sands Oil Pipeline Expansion

British Columbia Rejects Tar Sands Oil Pipeline Expansion

Efforts to expand production from the Alberta tar sands suffered a significant setback on Friday when the provincial government of British Columbia rejected a pipeline project because of environmental shortcomings. In a strongly worded statement, the government of the province said it was not satisfied with the pipeline company's oil spill response… Read More

Severe Storms Bring More ‘Weather Whiplash’ to U.S.

Severe Storms Bring More ‘Weather Whiplash’ to U.S.

On a weather map, Oklahoma appears to be divided into two states. Following multiple rounds of heavy rains and severe thunderstorms, central and eastern Oklahoma have erased the drought conditions that had parched the landscape since 2010. Yet extreme drought conditions continue to plague the more sparsely populated Oklahoma Panhandle.… Read More

Extreme Weather Events in U.S. Carry Heavy Price Tag

Extreme Weather Events in U.S. Carry Heavy Price Tag

America has some of the wildest weather on the planet, and it turns out those extremes – which run from heat waves and tornadoes to floods, hurricanes and droughts – carry a heavy price tag. Climate studies have associated more frequent and intense weather events – such as heavy storms and heat waves – with climate change. The wild swings in weath… Read More

Panama’s Indigenous People Reject UN Forest Plan

Panama’s Indigenous People Reject UN Forest Plan

Indigenous people in Panama are asking the United Nations to close down its global forestry program, REDD, in their country. REDD – Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation – is designed to slow climate change by preventing the destruction of the world’s most vulnerable forests. It is a key part of the UN’s attempts to tackle a… Read More

Severe Storms, Water Woes and Hurricane Season

Severe Storms, Water Woes and Hurricane Season

How climate change changes everything dominates the slideshow of the week’s top climate news. … Read More

Warmer Seas Could Lead to More Dolphin Deaths

Warmer Seas Could Lead to More Dolphin Deaths

Dead dolphins and rotting fish could become a frequent feature on South Australian beaches due to warming seas. Record high sea surface temperatures from summer to April caused thousands of small fish to wash up dead in SA gulf waters. It stressed 33 dolphins to the point they succumbed to a virus normally suppressed by immunity. Biosecurity SA aqu… Read More