New analysis shows that the science underpinning the global treaty aiming to stop average temperatures rising more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels urgently needs more research,...
Industrial and developing countries have joined forces to call for stringent limits on HCFC-22 , the world’s most popular refrigerant for air-conditioners, amid mounting evidence it depletes the ozone layer and contributes to global warming.
American Electric Power, a major electric utility, is set to announce the largest demonstration yet of capturing carbon dioxide from a coal-fired power plant and pumping it deep underground. Experts consider the approach, known as sequestration, essential to reining in climate change by barring gas from the atmospheric blanket that promotes global warming.
A study has found that the prairie wetlands of North America hold vast potential for absorbing the greenhouse-gas emissions linked to global warming.
The federal government suppresses or manipulates information about the environment, prescription drugs and public safety, making it increasingly hard for members of the public to learn about matters that could affect their lives.
Britain is trying to get climate change on the agenda of the UN Security Council for the first time. Diplomats have been lobbying for an unprecedented public debate on the issue when Britain takes over presidency of the 15-member council next month.
Internal memorandums circulated in Alaska’s federal Fish and Wildlife Service appear to muzzle government biologists traveling abroad in Arctic countries from discussing climate change, polar bears or sea ice without official authorization. Only those who “understand the administration’s position” can talk to the issues.