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Pope's Climate Change Stand Deepens Conservative Distrust

NEW YORK (AP) -- Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change - and to do so through a document traditionally used fo ...

Pope Francis: Man has 'slapped nature in the face'

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Thursday he is convinced that global warming is "mostly" man-made and that he hopes his upcoming encyclical on the environment will encourage negotiators at a climate change meeting in Paris to make "co ...

Little backing in Congress for Obama climate moves

[caption id="attachment_33705" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republicans take control of both houses of Congress next month, President Barack Obama will be hard-pressed to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissio ...

Weather Channel Co-Founder: 'Climate Change is not Happening'

(UPI) -- Former Weather Channel CEO and co-founder John Coleman once again publicly stated he doesn't believe climate change is a problem. On CNN's Reliable Sources Coleman was not happy to be called a climate change denier. "I resent you calling me ...

Seattle to check your trash for food scraps; issue fines

SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle residents who fail to separate food waste from trash will be fined. The City Council voted Monday to impose the fines for not composting. When the ordinance goes into effect next year, homeowners found with food scraps in thei ...

Researchers study ways to protect power grid from solar storms

Nobody knew what to call it in 1859, when the most dramatic solar storm on record shocked telegraph operators, set their paper ablaze and lit up the horizon with brilliant auroras. Sky watchers now know the sun can belch out dozens of solar flares an ...

Hundreds of thousands in climate protest

[caption id="attachment_34425" align="alignright" width="300"] Small part of tons of trash left behind by marchers[/caption]Hundreds of thousands of people from Melbourne to Manhattan took to the streets yesterday to demand their leaders act on globa ...

Greenpeace co-founder says 'no scientific proof' humans cause climate change

A co-founder of Greenpeace told a Senate panel on Tuesday that there is no scientific evidence to back claims that humans are the "dominant cause" of climate change. Patrick Moore, a Canadian ecologist who was a member of Greenpeace from 1971-86, tol ...

McCain: 'On what planet' does Kerry reside?

U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Secretary of State John Kerry, who called climate change one of the world's top problems, shouldn't "talk about" the issue. During a speech Monday in Jakarta, Kerry said climate change is "the greatest challenge o ...

EU backs off expensive climate change actions

With "unintended consequences" of its ambitious agenda being felt in sluggish economies across the Continent, the European Union on Wednesday made a dramatic retreat from its climate change goals. Political pressure led leaders of the 28-country bloc ...


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