Latest Climate change News

What's in big Biden bill? Health, climate goals become law

Aug. 16, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden arrived at the White House promising to “build back” America, and legislation he's signing Tuesday delivers a slimmer, though not insignificant, version of that once sweeping idea. Approved by the divided Congress, the bill brings the...

Boston seeks to ban fossil fuels in new buildings

Aug. 16, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is seeking to ban fossil fuels from new building projects and major renovations, Mayor Michelle Wu announced Tuesday. The Democrat said the state’s largest city will take advantage of a key provision in the climate change bill signed into law by Republican...

Biden to sign massive climate and health care legislation

Aug. 16, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — President Joe Biden will sign Democrats’ landmark climate change and health care bill on Tuesday, delivering what he has called the “final piece” of his pared-down domestic agenda, as he aims to boost his party’s standing with voters less than three months...

Columbia River's salmon are at the core of ancient religion

Aug. 16, 2022 00:25 AM EDT

ALONG THE COLUMBIA RIVER (AP) — James Kiona stands on a rocky ledge overlooking Lyle Falls where the water froths and rushes through steep canyon walls just before merging with the Columbia River. His silvery ponytail flutters in the wind, and a string of eagle claws adorns his neck. ...

Columbia River's salmon are at the core of ancient religion

Aug. 16, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

ALONG THE COLUMBIA RIVER (AP) — James Kiona stands on a rocky ledge overlooking Lyle Falls where the water froths and rushes through steep canyon walls just before merging with the Columbia River. His silvery ponytail flutters in the wind, and a string of eagle claws adorns his neck. ...

UN chief taps Grenada's Simon Stiell as new UN climate chief

Aug. 15, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointment Monday of Simon Stiell from the Caribbean island nation of Grenada as the new U.N. climate chief, calling him, “a true champion” of creative approaches to tackling the global climate crisis. ...

Deadline looms for western states to cut Colorado River use

Aug. 15, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Banks along parts of the Colorado River where water once streamed are now just caked mud and rock as climate change makes the Western U.S. hotter and drier. More than two decades of drought have done little to deter the region from diverting more water than...

AP-NORC poll: Many in US doubt their own impact on climate

Aug. 15, 2022 02:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are less concerned now about how climate change might impact them personally — and about how their personal choices affect the climate — than they were three years ago, a new poll shows, even as a wide majority still believe climate change is happening. ...

Northeastern farmers face new challenges with severe drought

Aug. 15, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Vermont farmer Brian Kemp is used to seeing the pastures at Mountain Meadows Farm grow slower in the hot, late summer, but this year the grass is at a standstill. That's “very nerve-wracking” when you're grazing 600 to 700 cattle, said Kemp, who manages...

Monkeypox? Climate? Deciding what's a national emergency

Aug. 13, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In November 1979, a little over a week after student militants seized control of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 52 American citizens hostage, President Jimmy Carter issued Executive Order 12170 declaring a national emergency against Iran. That order remains...