| Dec 7, 2013
Re "Studies raise urgent climate alarms," Dec. 4
It's senseless to argue that burning fossil fuels isn't driving the rise of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to levels that scientific core samples show have not been seen in millions of...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:10 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama has ordered federal agencies to more than double their renewable energy use over the next seven years, part of his ongoing attempt to find ways to cut carbon emissions without cooperation from Congress.
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:15 PM
Scientists sounded alarms Tuesday with a pair of studies challenging the idea that climate change is occurring gradually over the century and that its worst effects can be avoided by keeping emissions below a critical threshold.
A National Research...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:34 PM
In his letter to the editor, "Obama disregards separation of powers," Andrew Young neatly describes our constitutional republic's form of government with checks and balances of power among the three branches. He expresses disapproval of the president...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 7:57 PM
WASHINGTON — In a sprawling complex of laboratories and futuristic gadgets in Golden, Colo., a supercomputer named Peregrine does a quadrillion calculations per second to help scientists figure out how to keep the lights on.
Peregrine was turned...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In a recent opinion piece, Chesapeake Climate Action Network's James McGarry grossly mischaracterized recent studies on liquefied natural gas exports ("Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland," Nov. 12). In reality, countless studies support...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:05 AM
The Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana provides sanctuary to millions of nesting waterfowl each summer. With an innovative partnership led by Ducks Unlimited, USDA is helping to provide new opportunities for agricultural...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:24 PM
The United States may be emitting 50% more methane, a potent greenhouse gas, than the federal government had previously estimated, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Though carbon dioxide from the combustion...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:34 PM
We are tomorrow's past, so this Thanksgiving give thanks for 2013, a year the future might study more for amusement than for edification.
HealthCare.gov performed the public service of defeating Barack Obama's ascription of every disagreeable effect...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Africa has one-fifth of the world’s landmass, but no long-term, continuous record of air pollution or greenhouse gas emissions data … for now.
College of William and Mary graduate Katherine Potter is spearheading the Rwanda Climate...
| Nov 30, 2013
Wildlife in city
Coyotes in Columbus Park and cougars on Illinois farmland have been making the headlines.
While cities and suburbs were designed for people, we are increasingly learning wild animals are also adapting to our urban way of life....
| Nov 23, 2013
| 2:26 PM
The issue that has prevented a major advance in the battle against global warming for two decades has scuttled progress at the latest U.N. gathering aimed at forging a climate pact by 2015: how much rich nations should pay to help developing countries...