Despite mounting tensions between the United States and its rivals China and Russia, President Biden’s climate envoy, John Kerry, told Yahoo News that the U.S. must work with those adversaries on combating climate change.
Americans do not have to compromise on their quality of life in order to help prevent catastrophic climate change, special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry told Yahoo News.
A spate of heavy rains in California that have interfered with the strawberry harvest are negatively impacting farmworkers and may soon hit consumers in the wallet too.
The world has an even tighter timeline for avoiding catastrophic climate change, according to the latest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The sixth “synthesis report” released Monday used findings from three expert assessments published between 2021 and 2022 to give a concise brief for policymakers as they prepare for the next round of climate negotiations.
A 5,000 mile-long blob of slimy, smelly seaweed is headed for Florida’s beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, and it’s partly because of human activity, including water pollution and climate change.
Spring seemed to come early in much of the United States this year, and nearly everyone with seasonal allergies noticed.
Biden warned that if more action wasn't taken to keep global temperatures in check, the 18-35 age demographic "is damned."
The Biden administration announced Monday morning that it is giving final approval to a major oil drilling project in Alaska located in the largest unspoiled natural area in the United States, triggering swift condemnation from climate change activists.
Having stood as the world’s lone superpower since the end of the Cold War, the United States now faces unprecedented challenges to its global influence, the intelligence community concluded in the annual threat assessment.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates reiterated his view last week in the contentious debate about whether individual sacrifice can make a tangible difference in the fight against climate change.
The coming "Pineapple Express" storm will arrive late Thursday with warmer air and a heightened risk of flooding.
A fierce backlash has emerged in recent months against restrictions and plans in European cities to all but rid them of the bulk of their automobiles.
States are building on federal climate action by instituting renewable energy standards and new clean car rules.
Californians are bracing for the arrival of more atmospheric rivers over the coming weeks that could dump rain on the state's massive snowpack and dramatically increase the risk of flooding.
After several consecutive years of severe drought that climate scientists say were made worse because of rising global temperatures, California has been hit with an especially cold and wet winter, in which low temperature records have been set and the Sierra snowpack is poised to eclipse its all-time high.
Much of the Northern Hemisphere is struggling with drought or the threat of drought, as Europe experiences an unusually warm, precipitation-free winter and the swaths of the American West remain mired in an epic megadrought.
The city has long been known for having some of the nation’s worst traffic and its longest longest commute times, but an innovative policy that may take effect within the next year could cut down on both.
A 2020 report stated that with continued high greenhouse gas emissions, San Francisco could see as much as 7 feet of sea level rise by 2100. Protecting communities from that rise could cost as much as $30 billion — or more, according to some experts.
Lawmakers in the European Union voted Tuesday to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars and vans by 2035, effectively requiring all new cars be electric in Europe in 12 years.
Electric cars have become the centerpiece of plans to decarbonize American transportation, but some experts say a less-heralded alternative should be getting much more attention.
The United Nations Security Council opened a debate on the security implications of sea-level rise with a stark warning from U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday morning.
There's no shortage of plans to protect the water source that 40 million people rely on, but states are battling over who should bear the brunt of the sacrifice.
New fronts in the war over stoves are being opened at every level of government. Pro-fossil-fuel politicians are trying to ensure that the market for gas stoves stays alive and well, while liberal legislators are looking at ways of moving their constituents toward electric stoves.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates rejected accusations of hypocrisy over using a private jet and his advocacy on addressing climate change, in an interview with the BBC that aired last Friday.
Competing priorities have resulted in debate over whether federal regulators should allow more exports of natural gas, and whether to approve the construction of terminals for that purpose.
Wind and solar power generated a record 22.3% of the European Union's electricity in 2022, topping the amount generated from gas (19.9%) for the first time, according to a report released Tuesday.
Oil giant BP released a report Monday predicting that the world sharply reduce its reliance on the company's signature product, oil and gas, over the next 25 years as countries hastened their transition to renewable sources of energy so as to combat climate change.
Data from the Bureau of Land Management shows that President Biden approved more oil and gas drilling permits in his first two years in office than former President Donald Trump.
When a cow belches, it releases methane, around 220 pounds of it every year, into the atmosphere. When more than 1.7 billion cows and buffalo currently on the planet burp, the resulting methane, a potent greenhouse gas contributing to climate change, is a big problem.
Mayors of American cities are overwhelmingly concerned about climate change and how it will affect their city, but they are much more divided on whether to restrict the use of fossil fuels in home appliances and lawn tools like gas stoves and leaf blowers, according to a survey released last week.
While many Republican lawmakers and governors have shied away from supporting laws that would start to address rising global temperatures caused by the burning of fossil fuels, they are less resistant to the renewable energy jobs boom that has resulted from the Inflation Reduction Act.
In the wake of the Consumer Product Safety Commission floating, and then disavowing, the possibility of a ban on selling new gas stoves, some professional chefs have expressed opposition to giving up gas stoves.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the global business and political elite will discuss how to combat climate change, but their own private jet travel to attend the conference will cause a spike in planet-warming carbon emissions, according to a study from Greenpeace.
In the same week that the Biden administration reversed course on whether a ban on the sale of new gas stoves is under consideration, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed banning fossil fuel infrastructure, including lines that power gas stoves and furnaces, in smaller new residential buildings by 2025 and in larger ones by 2028.
In a single week, extreme drought conditions that had gripped nearly one-third of California have been downgraded nearly everywhere.
In the course of the last few weeks, California has gone from extreme drought to unrelenting flooding, experiencing "whiplash" that its governor says is "proof that the climate crisis is real."
A Biden administration official said Wednesday there is no ban on the sale of new gas stoves in the works, after a colleague’s Monday comments raising the possibility sparked backlash from conservatives.
The ozone layer is on track to fully recover from its depletion within the next four decades, a panel of scientists gathered by the United Nations said on Monday.
The Earth experienced the fifth warmest year in recorded history in 2022, adding to a streak in which the last eight years have been the hottest on record thanks to climate change caused by the burning of fossil fuels.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is considering a federal ban on gas stoves in response to a growing body of scientific research has linked them to a variety of health problems.
When fast food restaurants disclose the climate change impact of menu items, customers place orders less harmful to the environment, a recent study concluded.
Traditionally, geothermal energy has only been economical in places like Iceland, where heat and water are close to the Earth’s surface. Recent technological advances may solve that problem, and some experts believe development of the sector, including digging deep into the Earth, could reduce American emissions.
Already waterlogged from a historic storm on Saturday, Northern California began bracing for a second blast from an atmospheric river that is expected to be unleashed on Wednesday.
In 1999 the historic district of Pontevedra, a picturesque city of 85,000 residents in northwestern Spain, was clogged with traffic, its air filled with exhaust fumes and the cacophony of automobiles. Things are very different now.
Extinction Rebellion, the U.K.-based organization that pioneered disruptive climate change protests such as sit-ins at major London traffic circles, has made a New Year’s resolution to give up such tactics and focus instead on increasing support for the climate movement.
“American workers are desperate for a break.”
“Workers will have more leisure but at the cost of less efficiency and a lower standard of living.”
“We have more important things to do now than spend our lives making a tiny group of very rich people even richer.”
“Some industries and deeply entrenched work cultures mean the four-day workweek may not be realistic for all employees.”
“While workers have spent the last 50 years steadily producing more and more, real wages have not risen at the same rate.”