Latest Climate change News

In water-stressed Singapore, a search for new solutions to keep the taps flowing

Feb. 25, 2024 08:01 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — A crack of thunder booms as dozens of screens in a locked office flash between live video of cars splashing through wet roads, drains sapping the streets dry, and reservoirs collecting the precious rainwater across the tropical island of Singapore. A team of government employees...

Tired of diesel fumes, these moms are pushing for electric school buses

Feb. 24, 2024 11:48 AM EST

Areli Sanchez’s daughter, Aida, used to be one of 20 million American kids who ride a diesel bus to school each day. Aida has asthma. When she was little, she complained about the smell and cloud of fumes on her twice-daily trip. “When she would come home from...

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore unveils $90M for environmental initiatives

Feb. 16, 2024 14:48 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore highlighted $90 million on Friday as a down payment to help reach the state's ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change. The money is set aside for three distinct initiatives, including $17 million to buy...

It's time for Northeast to prep for floods like those that hit this winter. Climate change is why

Feb. 15, 2024 00:11 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — After back-to-back storms lashed the Northeast in January, rental properties Haim Levy owns in coastal Hampton, New Hampshire, were hammered by nearly two feet of water, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage and causing him to evacuate tenants to safer...

Erratic weather fueled by climate change will worsen locust outbreaks, study finds

Feb. 14, 2024 14:09 PM EST

Extreme wind and rain may lead to bigger and worse desert locust outbreaks, with human-caused climate change likely to intensify the weather patterns and cause higher outbreak risks, a new study has found. The desert locust — a short-horned species found in some dry areas of...

Pond hockey in New Hampshire brightens winter for hundreds. But climate change threatens the sport

Feb. 14, 2024 11:28 AM EST

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — Every winter, Pete Kibble and the guys he plays social hockey with in Massachusetts make the trek up to New Hampshire to play in an outdoor tournament many believe embodies the sport in its purest form. They are among the 2,200 players who descend on Meredith...

Ocean system that moves heat gets closer to collapse, which could cause weather chaos, study says

Feb. 09, 2024 16:40 PM EST

An abrupt shutdown of Atlantic Ocean currents that could put large parts of Europe in a deep freeze is looking a bit more likely and closer than before as a new complex computer simulation finds a “cliff-like” tipping point looming in the future. A long-worried nightmare...

Britain's Labour Party is watering down a green investment pledge. Environmentalists are unimpressed

Feb. 08, 2024 13:18 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Environmental groups on Thursday criticized Britain’s opposition Labour Party for ditching a pledge to invest 28 billion pounds ($35 billion) a year in green projects if it wins an upcoming general election. Labour leader Keir Starmer said the party could no longer...

Climate change is fueling the disappearance of the Aral Sea. It's taking residents' livelihoods, too

Feb. 07, 2024 23:04 PM EST

MUYNAK, Uzbekistan (AP) — Toxic dust storms, anti-government protests, the fall of the Soviet Union — for generations, none of it has deterred Nafisa Bayniyazova and her family from making a living growing melons, pumpkins and tomatoes on farms around the Aral Sea. Bayniyazova,...

Jury to decide on climate scientist Michael Mann's defamation suit over comparison to molester

Feb. 07, 2024 17:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been 12 years since a pair of conservative writers compared a prominent climate scientist to a convicted child molester for his depiction of global warming. Now, a jury is about to decide whether the comments were defamatory. Closing arguments were made...