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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 ...

Coast Guard's Polar Star heads to Antarctica to help icebound ships

SEATTLE _ She's not the biggest ship around, but she's the baddest of her kind, and now the Seattle-based Polar Star, the U.S. Coast Guard's only active heavy-duty polar icebreaker, is heading to Antarctica to rescue two other icebreakers stuck in pa ...

Feds want frog protection over 2 million acres of Sierra Nevada

A federal proposal to make the Sierra Nevada as comfortable as possible for some of their rarest amphibian inhabitants has stirred a backlash from business owners over the economic pain it could cause the region's recreation industry. Many opponents ...


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