Latest Climate change News

US skiers to don climate change-themed race suits at worlds

Feb. 05, 2023 15:48 PM EST

Looking cool is just the tip of the iceberg for Mikaela Shiffrin, Travis Ganong and the rest of the U.S. ski team when they debut new race suits at the world championships. Even more, they want everyone thinking about climate change. The team’s predominantly...

India, France, UAE to work on climate change, biodiversity

Feb. 04, 2023 09:13 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India, France and the United Arab Emirates on Saturday agreed on a trilateral initiative to undertake energy projects with a focus on solar and nuclear sources, fight climate change and protect biodiversity, particularly in the Indian Ocean region. The countries...

Brazil's Lula to visit Biden on Feb. 10

Jan. 31, 2023 16:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for meetings on Feb. 10, the White House announced, a month after the storming of government buildings in the Brazilian capital by far-right protesters. Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre...

Court upholds Minnesota 'Clean Car Rule' tied to California

Jan. 30, 2023 18:34 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday upheld the state's “Clean Car Rule,” which ties the state's vehicle emission standards to California regulations, as judges accepted assurances that California's planned phaseout of gasoline-powered cars won't automatically apply...

AI: World likely to hit key warming threshold in 10-12 years

Jan. 30, 2023 16:13 PM EST

The world will likely breach the internationally agreed-upon climate change threshold in about a decade, and keep heating to break through a next warming limit around mid-century even with big pollution cuts, artificial intelligence predicts in a new study that's more pessimistic than previous...

India to get 12 cheetahs from South Africa next month

Jan. 27, 2023 08:39 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India will receive 12 cheetahs from South Africa next month that will join eight others it received from Namibia in September as part of an ambitious plan to reintroduce the cats in the country after 70 years. India plans to transport an additional 12 annually for...

Church helps mining community evolve in dark, warming Arctic

Jan. 26, 2023 08:36 AM EST

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway (AP) — The warm glow of Svalbard Kirke’s lights gleams on the mountain slope from where the church stands over this remote Norwegian Arctic village, cloaked in the polar night’s constant darkness. A century after it was founded to minister to the coal...

Bird deaths over New Mexico possibly due to climate change

Jan. 22, 2023 13:37 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers are studying a 2020 incident in which thousands of migratory birds dropped dead over New Mexico, possibly due to climate change. Hundreds of millions of birds fly south in the winter and north in the summer, but...

Climate misinformation 'rocket boosters' on Musk's Twitter

Jan. 19, 2023 14:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Search for the word “climate” on Twitter and the first automatic recommendation isn't “climate crisis” or “climate jobs” or even “climate change” but instead “climate scam.” Clicking on the recommendation yields dozens of posts denying the...

Loss of tiny organisms hurts ocean, fishing, scientists say

Jan. 19, 2023 11:07 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The warming of the waters off the East Coast has come at an invisible, but very steep cost — the loss of microscopic organisms that make up the base of the ocean's food chain. The growing warmth and saltiness of the Gulf of Maine off New England is causing...