Climate

  • Climate Jan 9

    Trump Proposes Sweeping Rollback of Environmental Oversight

    In a dramatic rollback of environmental oversight, President Donald Trump took action Thursday to clear the way and speed up development of a wide range of commercial projects by cutting back federal review of their impact on the environment. Trump’s proposal calls for greatly narrowing the scope of the half-century-old National Environmental Policy Act, which was signed by President Richard...

  • Climate Jan 5

    California Eyes Climate Bond to Prepare for Disasters

    In a state burdened by billions of dollars in wildfire damage, California lawmakers are hoping for an advance loan before the next climate-fueled catastrophe hits. Lawmakers in the Democratic-dominated state Legislature return to work Monday for the second year of a two-year session. Their to-do list includes a $4.2 billion climate bond, an ambitious proposal to borrow money before they…

  • Oct 21, 2019

    Climate Change Making Stronger El Niños, Study Finds

    Climate change is making stronger El Niños, which change weather worldwide and heat up an already warming planet, a new study finds. Scientists examined 33 El Niños — natural warming of equatorial Pacific that triggers weather extremes across the globe — since 1901. They found since the 1970s, El Niños have been forming farther to the west in warmer waters,...

  • Oct 15, 2019

    Residents Say They Will Demand Greater Restrictions on Oil, Gas Drilling

    Residents who say they’ve been affected by oil and gas drilling in their neighborhoods plan to speak Tuesday at a Los Angeles City Council committee meeting to demand greater protections from extraction operations.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    DC’s Future Climate: What to Expect in the District as the Earth Gets Warmer

    With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reporting that March 2019 was the second warmest March on record, the reality of climate change is difficult to dispute. But even more concrete are the real effects that will be apparent in the District as the Earth grows warmer.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Global Student Walkout to Demand Action on Climate Change

    Hundreds of thousands of students in more than 100 countries skipped school Friday to demand action on climate change. Kids in more than 1,200 cities across the globe are protesting a failure of governments to cut greenhouse-gas emissions. The “Friday’s for Future” rallies were one of the biggest international climate change actions yet.

  • Feb 25, 2019

    College Students Will Spend Spring Break Installing Solar Panels for Low-Income Families in Long Beach

    College students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of Michigan will spend their spring break installing solar panels to low income families in Long Beach.

  • Dec 3, 2018

    Schwarzenegger Would Time Travel to Terminate Fossil Fuels

    Arnold Schwarzenegger says he wishes he could travel back in time like the cyborg he played in “The Terminator” so he could stop fossil fuels from being used. “If we would’ve never started in that direction and used other technology, we’d be much better off,” the actor and former California governor said Monday at the start of a U.N. climate...

  • Aug 11, 2017

    Black Niagara Falls Water Prompts Calls for Criminal Probe

    Local lawmakers are asking for a criminal investigation into the discharge of wastewater that turned the water below Niagara Falls black.

  • Aug 8, 2017

    US Already Experiencing Effects of Climate Change: Report

    A federal climate report says the United States is already feeling the effects of climate change, with temperatures rising dramatically over the last four decades. That’s according to The New York Times, which acquired a draft copy of the report by scientists from 13 federal agencies. The report says extreme heat waves have become more common and extreme cold waves...

  • Jun 4, 2017

    NewsConference: Washington Wrap-Up, Comey to Testify

    NBC’s Chuck Todd of Meet the Press and NBC4’s Conan Nolan talk about the real impact of the Trump administration pulling out of the Paris accords. What role did Trump adviser Steve Bannon play in this decision? Plus, former FBI Director James Comey on the hill this week. How important is this Senate hearing? It’s going to be one of...

  • Mar 29, 2017

    Dirty Air From Global Trade Kills at Home and Abroad

    A study that measures the human toll of air pollution from global manufacturing and trade shows how buying goods made far away can lead to premature deaths both there and close to home. More than 750,000 people die prematurely from dirty air every year that is generated by making goods in one location that will be sold elsewhere, about one-fifth...

  • Mar 17, 2017

    Alaska Sea Lion Study Gets Help From Crowdsource Volunteers

    A federal wildlife agency studying the Steller sea lion decline in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands is looking for help from citizen scientists. Volunteers don’t need raincoats or rubber boots to pitch in, just eyeballs and a computer screen. Fisheries researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration want them to sort through 500,000 images captured by 20 cameras at six remote...

  • Mar 17, 2017

    Republicans Join Democrats Against Trump’s Great Lakes Cuts

    It sounds like an idea that would warm a conservative Republican’s heart: Kill funding of a regional environmental cleanup that has lasted seven years and cost the federal government more than $2 billion, with no end in sight. If states want to keep the program going, let them pick up the tab. That is what President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget...

  • Mar 14, 2017

    EPA Delays Chemical Storage Rule Amid Terrorism Fear

    The Trump administration is delaying a new rule tightening safety requirements for companies that store large quantities of dangerous chemicals. The rule was imposed after a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, exploded in 2013, killing 15 people. Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, delayed the effective date of the Obama-era rule until June. Pruitt’s action late Monday came...

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