Latest Climate change News

Increasingly popular 'parametric insurance' helps farmers and others hit hard by extreme weather

Jul. 12, 2024 09:41 AM EDT

MINDANAO, Philippines (AP) — Joemar Flores, a spindly 28-year-old, gestured across his family’s farmland, nestled between a steep hill and a river, and expressed gratitude for the rice paddies in the distance. They’re still there, producing food and an income for him, thanks in...

Pennsylvania authorizes regulations for carbon capture wells

Jul. 11, 2024 22:19 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania legislation aimed at helping the nation’s No. 2 natural gas-producing state attract carbon capture projects and enable federally funded hydrogen hubs was approved by lawmakers Thursday night despite criticism that the technology is unproven. ...

Houston keeps buckling under storms like Beryl. The fixes aren't coming fast enough

Jul. 11, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Sharon Carr is frustrated. Like many others who lost power after Hurricane Beryl slammed into the Texas coast earlier this week, she went to a cooling center in Houston to get relief from summer heat while the city's utility company warned that restoring everyone's electricity...

Republicans urge reversal of landmark ruling in Montana climate change lawsuit by young plaintiffs

Jul. 10, 2024 17:39 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for Republican officials pressed Montana's Supreme Court on Wednesday to overturn a landmark climate ruling that said the state was violating residents' constitutional right to a clean environment by allowing oil, gas and coal projects without regard for global...

A look at heat records that have been broken around the world

Jul. 10, 2024 15:31 PM EDT

This year has already seen many heat records broken as the world grows hotter with more and more greenhouse gases added to the atmosphere. For many places, the highest temperatures since record-keeping began have come in just the last 10 to 15 years. That's the clearest possible...

House backs bills to roll back energy efficiency standards for refrigerators, dishwashers

Jul. 09, 2024 20:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Tuesday approved two bills rolling back Energy Department efficiency standards on refrigerators and dishwashers. Republicans called the Biden administration rules expensive and impractical, while Democrats defended them as a way for consumers...

GOP Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, known for backing military and denying that climate change is human-made, dies at 89

Jul. 09, 2024 11:42 AM EDT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — GOP Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, known for backing military and denying that climate change is human-made, dies at 89.

As climate change alters lakes, tribes and conservationists fight for the future of spearfishing

Jul. 09, 2024 09:33 AM EDT

HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) — Chilly nights on northern Wisconsin’s Chippewa Flowage don’t deter 15-year-old spearfisher Gabe Bisonette. He’s been learning the Ojibwe practice for so long now that when his headlamp illuminates the eye-shine of his quarry, he can communicate the sighting to his dad...

June sizzles to 13th straight monthly heat record. String may end soon, but dangerous heat won't

Jul. 07, 2024 22:31 PM EDT

Earth's more than year-long streak of record-shattering hot months kept on simmering through June, according to the European climate service Copernicus. There's hope that the planet will soon see an end to the record-setting part of the heat streak, but not the climate chaos that has...

Indian mother delivers baby on boat as her river island is inundated by floodwaters

Jul. 04, 2024 08:14 AM EDT

MORIGAON, India (AP) — A blue tarp covered a mother and her newborn daughter from the incessant rain on their boat journey. Jahanara Khatoon, 25, had just given birth on the boat on their way to a healthcare center, surrounded by the raging floodwaters of the Brahmaputra River. ...