Latest Climate change News

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...

Report: Climate change fueling conflict in Lake Chad Basin

Jan. 19, 2023 02:11 AM EST

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Droughts, flooding and a shrinking Lake Chad caused in part by climate change is fueling conflict and migration in the region and needs to be better addressed, a report said Thursday. Human rights group Refugees International called for the issue to be central...

New ice core analysis shows sharp Greenland warming spike

Jan. 18, 2023 23:27 PM EST

A sharp spike in Greenland temperatures since 1995 showed the giant northern island 2.7 degrees (1.5 degrees Celsius) hotter than its 20th-century average, the warmest in more than 1,000 years, according to new ice core data. Until now Greenland ice cores -- a glimpse into...

At Davos, Zelenskyy urges allies to speed up push vs. Russia

Jan. 18, 2023 14:22 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told political leaders at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos that supplies of Western weapons must come quicker than Russia’s attacks, urging the world to move faster because “tragedies are outpacing life; the tyranny is...

Moving species emerges as last resort as climate warms

Jan. 17, 2023 12:44 PM EST

In a desperate effort to save a seabird species in Hawaii from rising ocean waters, scientists are moving chicks to a new island hundreds of miles away. Moving species to save them — once considered taboo — is quickly gaining traction as climate change upends habitats. Similar...

Economic woes, war, climate change on tap for Davos meeting

Jan. 16, 2023 10:25 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The World Economic Forum is back with its first winter meetup since 2020 in the Swiss Alpine town of Davos, where leaders are seeking to bridge political divisions in a polarized world, buttress a hobbling economy and address concerns about a climate change — among...