Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

India seeks to partner with U.S. on climate change

WASHINGTON — With a landmark nuclear deal removing an “albatross” in relations, India says it is seeking new forms of cooperation with the United States — and sees climate change as a prime area. Ambassador …

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Washington new center of global warming battle

WASHINGTON — European ministers are flocking to Washington drawn by the new administration’s pledge to help lead the fight against climate change, an issue largely put on ice for eight years here. Ministers from across …

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Join new climate-action Facebook application, win rewards

If you haven't already heard, Grist is tickled to be the editorial sponsor of Hot Dish, a climate change news-'n'-activism Facebook app that has all the cool kids talking. It's the brainchild of online social …

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Sweden’s ozone layer thickest in decades: institute

STOCKHOLM — The ozone layer over Sweden was thicker in February than it has been in decades, the Swedish meteorological institute SMHI said on Tuesday. Measurements taken at SMHI’s station in Norrkoeping, just south of …

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E.U. confident Obama will follow its lead on climate change

BRUSSELS — The E.U. presidency is confident that the United States under President Barack Obama “will follow the leadership of the European Union”, by setting ambitious mid-term goals for cutting greenhouse gases. The 27 E.U. …

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Global warming could delay, weaken monsoons: study

CHICAGO — Global warming could delay the start of the summer monsoon by five to 15 days within the next century and significantly reduce rainfall in much of South Asia, a recent study has found. …

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UN report warns fishing industry on climate change

ROME — The fishing industry must do more to confront the effects of climate change as well as get a grip on the perennial problem of overfishing, said a UN report to be published Monday. …

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Washington's cap-and-trade legislation gutted by Senate committee

So remember how I was all "your days are numbered, pollutey companies of Washington state! mwahaha" because the cap-and-trade bill "whizzed" through the House committee? Yeah, I might have spoken too soon, because not so …

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Scientists find bigger than expected polar ice melt

GENEVA — Icecaps around the North and South Poles are melting faster and in a more widespread manner than expected, raising sea levels and fuelling climate change, a major scientific survey showed Wednesday. The International …