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2015 was Earth’s hottest in recorded history

WASHINGTON – Last year wasn’t just the Earth’s hottest year on record – it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration a...

El Niño helps year end on warmer, wetter note

WASHINGTON – December’s wild El Niño pushed 2015 in the United States to near-record levels for heat, moisture and downright extreme conditions, federal weather officials said Thursday. ...

Concerns about deal grow

Experts fear pact may put politics above science

Cardinal: If climate talks stall, pope may gently intervene

LE BOURGET, France – If international climate talks really stall, don’t be surprised if there might be an ever-so-slight intervention by Pope Francis. Cardinal Peter Turkson, pres...

Study sees possible dip in world carbon dioxide emissions

PARIS – Global carbon dioxide emissions may be dropping ever so slightly this year, spurred by a dramatic plunge in Chinese pollution, according to a surprising new study by a scientific tea...

Absurdly hot October sets ‘new normal’

Scientists blame El Niño and global warming

Poll: Climate change not major concern for most

Climate change isn’t panicking Americans

Warmer world will come with high price

Study: Climate change will reduce global income

Americans trashing the place more than thought

WASHINGTON – Americans are sending more than twice as much trash to landfills as the federal government has estimated, according to a new study. It turns out that on average Ameri...

Earth smashes global heat records

WASHINGTON – Earth’s record-breaking heat is sounding an awful lot like a broken record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday that August, this p...

Study: Air pollution kills 3.3 million worldwide, may double

WASHINGTON – Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industr...

Earth’s trees are truly branching out

Study shows there are 3 trillion of them on the planet now