Nicole Winfield and Seth Borenstein, Associated Press Updated 4:03 pm, Friday, June 1, 2018 Photo: Gregorio Borgia, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Wednesday, May 30, 2018 file photo, Pope Francis is given bracelets as he meets with some of the participants of the Spirit of The Planet Festival, an International gathering of Indigenous people, during weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican. Pope Francis will meet with some of the world’s oil executives next week, likely to give them another moral nudge to clean up their act on global warming. less FILE - In this Wednesday, May 30, 2018 file photo, Pope Francis is given bracelets as he meets with some of the participants of the Spirit of The Planet Festival, an International gathering of Indigenous ... more Photo: Gregorio Borgia, AP … [Read more...] about Pope summons oil execs to Vatican to talk climate change
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Skip to main Content Alaska News Alaska Life Politics Outdoor/Adventure Opinions Sports Alaska Visitors Guide Local Anchorage | Anchorage 55°F Anchorage: 55°F Subscribe Obituaries Customer Service E-edition Feedback Sponsored Content Real Estate Environment Author: Alex DeMarban Bison from Alaska are heading to Pleistocene Park in Russia next week (May 2018). (Screengrab from Pleistocene Park fundraising video) Bison from Alaska are heading to Pleistocene Park in Russia next week (May 2018). (Screengrab from Pleistocene Park fundraising video) Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Tumblr Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google Plus Print article Twelve Alaska bison are scheduled to depart next week for the Russian Arctic to participate in an unusual experiment and documentary, recreating an ice-age … [Read more...] about Alaska bison await shipment to Siberia in project to fight climate change
BULLETIN: Vice President Joe Biden will announce this morning that Bruce Reed is departing as his chief of staff and will be succeeded by Steve Ricchetti, who has been Biden’s counselor since March 2012. Reed will step down in mid-December to become president of the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. The vice president also will announce that Shailagh J. Murray will become his deputy chief of staff, while continuing as communications director. Ricchetti’s title will be Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the Vice President. Ms. Murray’s title will be Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Vice President. --RICCHETTI BIO: Steve was a senior advisor to the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, and the re-election campaign of President Clinton. Steve served in two senior positions for President Clinton: Deputy Chief of Staff, with responsibility for legislative affairs, political operations and public … [Read more...] about BRUCE REED LEAVING WHITE HOUSE in Dec. — STEVE RICCHETTI named Biden chief of staff — SHAILAGH MURRAY promoted — NEW BUZZ: Jeb might run — HOW TO TELL the two JMarts apart
Pope Francis arrives at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to celebrate a Mass for a crowd of 25,000 people on September 15, 2015, Washington D.C. Juan Herrero Tech & Science Climate Change Evangelicals Christianity Religion U.S. Congress John Muir was a fervent believer. Not just in science or conservation or the National Park Service, which he championed. The founder of the Sierra Club and father of American environmentalism also believed in God. “The forests of America, however slighted by man, must have been a great delight to God,” Muir wrote in his 1897 essay “The American Forests.” “[For centuries] God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand straining, leveling tempests and floods; but he cannot save them from fools.”This sort of religious language was “very much present in early conservation movements,” says Evan Berry, an associate professor at … [Read more...] about An Evangelical Movement Takes On Climate Change
Last Updated Sep 18, 2015 12:19 PM EDT Commentary What should we do about climate change? When Jake Tapper asked that question at the Republican debate Wednesday night, the candidates were united in their view that the economic costs of fighting climate change are much larger than the potential benefits. Florida Senator Marco Rubio, for example, said "Every proposal they (Democrats) put forward will make it harder to do business in America. Harder to create jobs in America." New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had similar sentiments. "We shouldn't be destroying our economy in order to chase some wild left-wing idea that somehow us by ourselves is going to fix the climate," he said. And Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker responded with: "We're going to put people -- manufacturing jobs -- this administration is going to put them at risk."The skepticism among those on the political right about the benefits of addressing climate change could be at least partly based on the apparent pause … [Read more...] about Candidates shouldn’t wait to address climate change
Environment And Energy Collaborative Can Seagrass Save Shellfish From Climate Change? Listen · 3:56 3:56 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/580999790/582513535" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Scientists are hoping that seagrasses could act as a buffer against acidifying oceans. Lauren Sommer/KQED hide caption toggle caption Lauren Sommer/KQED Scientists are hoping that seagrasses could act as a buffer against acidifying oceans. Lauren Sommer/KQED The impacts of climate change aren't a far-off possibility for the Pacific shellfish industry. Acidifying seawater is already causing problems for oyster farms along the West Coast and it's only expected to get worse. That has one Bay Area oyster farm looking for ways to adapt. It's … [Read more...] about Can Seagrass Save Shellfish From Climate Change?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Energy and Environment by Chris Mooney by Chris Mooney Email the author March 9 at 1:58 PM Email the author Rolling waves driven by Cyclone Christian appear in the Elbe estuary near the North Sea close to Brunsbuettel, northern Germany, on Oct. 28, 2013. (Christian Charisius/European Pressphoto Agency) Scientists on Thursday published an alarming scenario for what could happen to the planet’s oceans and fisheries by the year 2300 if very high levels of global warming are allowed to continue. The good news is that it’s eminently avoidable and a very long way off from happening. The bad news is that, according to … [Read more...] about This dire ocean scenario is a stark reminder of why the world is trying to stop climate change
As a former mayor of New York, I don’t often weigh in on events in New Jersey. But as someone who’s active in the fight against climate change, it’s great to see New Jersey get back in the ring, thanks to Gov. Phil Murphy.A dozen years ago, New Jersey had been a founding member of one of the country’s most important climate change partnerships: the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a cap-and-trade program that sets carbon emission limits for power plants. Former New York Gov. George Pataki, a Republican, launched the group with support from numerous governors in the region, including several other Republicans.Unfortunately, short-sightedness is all too common in politics, and former Gov. Chris Christie pulled the state out of the agreement in 2011, despite its considerable success. A recent report found that the climate initiative has saved consumers $618 million on their energy bills, spurred $2.9 billion in economic growth, created thousands of jobs, … [Read more...] about BLOOMBERG: Feds not needed to combat climate change
Buffalo winter storms are as renowned as its wings and weck. But what will happen to the region's weather as the earth turns warmer? Does that mean less snowfall in the future? Or could the area's infamous lake-effect snows pile up even higher? A University at Buffalo researcher thinks the answers to those questions, or at least the clues, can be found in the unlikeliest of sources – ancient leaf wax. Elizabeth K. Thomas, a geologist and paleoclimatologist, figures she might be able to help forecast future snowfall for the area by knowing how much snow fell during a period of time – 5,000 to 10,000 years ago – when the earth was even warmer than it is now. "What we'd like to do eventually is look at how lake-effect snow behaved during that relatively warm period, and see if that can be helpful in informing us about what Buffalo is going to look like in the future," she said. Geology student Kayla Hollister purifies water samples for testing in a University at Buffalo … [Read more...] about What can we learn from lake-effect snow totals from 10,000 years ago?
Wildfire season is getting longer and more intense, and both scientific and forestry experts foresee hotter and drier conditions that would significantly exacerbate the situation.State and local officials have in the last decade updated efforts to keep people and property safe from out-of-control conflagrations. This includes everything from updated building codes, requirements on defensible space around homes and various forest management techniques.However, many fear these tactics won’t be enough to keep pace with the worst consequences of powerful blazes, which have ripped through the state’s forests with growing frequency and size over the last few decades.A continued trend of backcountry development and aggressive fire suppression to keep those properties safe has led to densely packed forests in close proximity to many communities.At the same time, California’s recent five-year drought — by many measures the worst in thousands of years, according to some … [Read more...] about Are wildfires worsening due to development, climate change and controversial forest management?