Environmental science

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2009, file photo, former-Sen. Tim Wirth moderates the National Clean Energy Summit 2.0, in Las Vegas. Three decades after early warnings about global warming, the issue has become entrenched in the nation’s culture wars. Some in the GOP used to lead the fight against warming. Now most Republicans cannot speak the words “climate change.” Let alone support policies to address it. Many Democrats have moved sharply to the left on environmental issues as well. Climate change is as polarized as abortion. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)
June 20, 2018 - 11:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to global warming, America's political climate may have changed more than the Earth's over the past three decades. NASA scientist James Hansen put the world on notice about global warming on June 23, 1988. Looking back, he says: "I was sufficiently idealistic that I...
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FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2008, file photo, a drilling rig used to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, located on a hill above a pond on John Dunn's farm in the Washington County borough of Houston, Pa. New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
June 18, 2018 - 5:57 pm
New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas. Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving en masse in 2008, making...
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James Hansen sits for a portrait in his home in New York on April 12, 2018. NASA’s top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening. In a scientific study that came out a couple months later, he even forecast how warm it would get, depending on emissions of heat-trapping gases. (AP Photo/Marshall Ritzel)
June 18, 2018 - 3:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn't. NASA's top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening. In a scientific study that came out a couple months later, he even forecast how warm it would...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003 file photo, a coyote wanders through a neighborhood in Cedar Glen, Calif., in the San Bernardino Mountains. Scientists have long known that human activity disrupts nature. And the latest research released on Thursday, June 14, 2018, found fear of humans has caused many species to increase their nighttime activity by 20 percent. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 14, 2018 - 3:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lions and tigers and bears are increasingly becoming night owls because of us, a new study says. Scientists have long known that human activity disrupts nature. Besides becoming more vigilant and reducing time spent looking for food, many mammals may travel to remote areas or move...
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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew takes part in a service at the church of saint Nicholas in the island of Spetses, Greece, on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. The spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians has arrived on the Greek island of Spetses to host an environmental conference to seek backing from other religious leaders in a global campaign to take action against climate change. (AP Photo/Derec Gatopolulos)
June 06, 2018 - 3:55 pm
SPETSES, Greece (AP) — Leading climate change experts and campaigners said Wednesday they would work with the leaders of the Orthodox Church and other religions to fight global warming, after expressing concern that their message was not reaching people fast enough. Scientists, campaigners, and...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 15, 2018 file photo, Rick Stewart sits in the sunshine with the New York City skyline in the background, in a park in Weehawken, N.J. According to weather records released on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, May reached a record 65.4 degrees in the continental United States, which is 5.2 degrees above the 20th century average. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 06, 2018 - 11:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Record heat returned to the United States with a vengeance in May. Federal meteorologists calculate that May warmed to a record 65.4 degrees in the Lower 48 states, breaking a record set in 1934. Last month, the average temperature across the Lower 48 states was 5 degrees warmer...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 26, 2018 - 8:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and promote...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 26, 2018 - 12:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Environmental Protection Agency officials have been working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming. Recently released emails show they also recruited help to counter...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 25, 2018 - 10:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and tout Administrator...
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