Latest Climatology News

Doctors: Warmer world is unhealthier place for children

Nov. 14, 2019 1:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children are growing up in a warmer world that will hit them with more and different health problems than their parents experienced, an international report by doctors said. With increasing diarrhea diseases, more dangerous heat waves, air pollution and increases in mosquito-borne...

The most destructive hurricanes are hitting US more often

Nov. 11, 2019 3:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Big, destructive hurricanes are hitting the U.S. three times more frequently than they did a century ago, according to a new study. Experts generally measure a hurricane's destruction by adding up how much damage it did to people and cities. That can overlook storms that are powerful, but...

Italy making climate change courses mandatory for schools

Nov. 6, 2019 1:23 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian schoolchildren's ABCs might soon become ABCCs. Italy's education minister says weekly climate change lessons are being made mandatory for the nation's public school students. Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti tweeted Wednesday that his nation will be the first country in the world to make...

Greta Thunberg call to fight global warming cheers LA rally

Nov. 2, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Greta Thunberg, Sweden's 16-year-old climate-change activist, joined fellow teenagers from throughout California Friday in telling a cheering crowd of hundreds at a Los Angeles rally that they can and will fight to save their planet from global warming. Thunberg, who has been traveling...

Wisconsin GOP leader Vos says climate change 'probably' real

Oct. 30, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Assembly said Wednesday that climate change is "probably" real, but that he's not sure. There is nearly universal consensus among scientists and the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that global warming is real and...

UN climate leaders scramble after Chile unrest cancels talks

Oct. 30, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chile's abrupt decision Wednesday to withdraw as host of the United Nations' top climate conference leaves organizers scrambling for a second time to find a venue for the leading strategy sessions on global warming. The annual U.N. conference has become the go-to place for diplomats and...

First experiment installed at Wyoming CO2 research site

Oct. 29, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Researchers have installed the first experiment at a Wyoming power plant where they will study how to keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Dave Gribble with Wheat Ridge, Colorado-based TDA Research says work at the coal-fired power plant near Gillette should prove that a method...

Study triples population at risk of climate-triggered floods

Oct. 29, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people threatened by climate change-triggered flooding is about three times higher than previously thought, a new study says. But it's not because of more water. It's because the land, especially in Asia and the developing world, is several feet lower than what space-based...

$3M grant to fund climate change education at Auburn

Oct. 27, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A $3 million grant will help fund climate change education at Auburn University. The school announced recently that money from the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship will be used to teach students how to study the changing climate. Faculty members will work with about 85...

Tulane project to aid United Houma Nation

Oct. 27, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A $2.1 million research project at Tulane University is aimed at helping members of an American Indian tribe in Louisiana cope with climate change and economic inequality. In a news release, Tulane says the project aims to benefit the United Houma Nation . Challenges facing the south...