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File photo of Brownie Newman by Max Cooper At their Dec. 3 meeting, the majority of Buncombe County Commissioners endorsed a goal of reducing the county's carbon footprint by 80 percent.
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Two Adelie penguins stand atop a block of melting ice on a rocky shoreline at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, in East Antarctica, in 2010.
Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth's environment are more worrisome than climate change's bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the U.S. government concluded Tuesday.
The facts around rising sea levels are widely misunderstood or misinterpreted. This has added heat to a New Zealand news story that went global: "NZ casts off first Pacific island climate change refugee".
Puddled melt water likely primed this ancient edge of the Antarctic's Larsen Ice Shelf to rapidly disintegrate over just several weeks.
Ever since the 2009 climate talks in Copenhagen, world leaders have agreed on 2 degrees Celsius as the maximum acceptable global warming above preindustrial levels to avert the worst impacts of climate change .
Unless significant, steady reductions in the emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels begin extremely soon, the Earth might be much closer to potentially catastrophic warming than is widely believed.
Humanity is choosing to destroy a livable climate, warn 18 of the world's leading climate experts in a new study.
It is always a bit of a challenge to determine if what you are being told by "experts" is true or not.
As the U.S. prepares to release an environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, opponents are arguing that the project can't meet a standard for carbon emissions that President Barack Obama set in June.
Scientists aim to implement an early warning system for abrupt climate impact after noting severe environmental changes, like the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.
There is no real science to be found in the subject of global warming. Modern studies of global warming could be traced back to Charney et all, 1979 .
A constant, mild hiss. That was my chief observation when I returned to Anadarko Petroleum's Landon Pad A, a natural-gas site in Lycoming County, Pa.
Those were President Bush's parting words to his fellow leaders as he left a private meeting during the Group of Eight summit in Japan earlier this month.
Are we so desperate for one last big fix of oil, that we're willing to destroy one of the world's last pristine and unspoiled regions? The U.S. Geological Survey released a report last week stating that the region inside the Arctic Circle contains about one-fifth of the world's undiscovered, recoverable oil.
When a large volcano erupts, a huge, thick cloud of dust covers the Earth. It may block sunlight and lower surface temperatures.
Governments around the world have agreed to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius .