The demand for “perfect” fruit and vegetables means much is discarded, damaging the climate and leaving people hungry.
Climate change has barely registered as a 2016 campaign issue, but in Florida, the state which usually decides the presidential election, the waters are lapping at the doors of Donald Trump’s real estate empire.
The Obama administration unveils historic rules cutting carbon pollution from power plants by 30 percent, spurring prospects for a global deal to end climate change but setting up a battle over the environment in this year’s midterm elections.
For much of Miami, the date of no return – by which time a future under water would be certain – would be 2041, a recent study found.Mr.Thomas/Flickr.com More than 1,700 American cities and towns – including Boston, New York, and Miami – are at greater risk from rising sea levels than previously feared, a new study has found. […]
A severe drought hit the Midwest hard in 2012. USDAgov/Flickr.com The historic drought that laid waste to America’s grain and corn belt is unlikely to ease before the middle of this year, a government forecast warned Thursday. The annual spring outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted hotter, drier conditions across much of the U.S., including parts of […]
Environmental and climate advocacy groups host the Crude Awakening March on May 11, 2010.Chris Eichler/Flickr.com It’s been 114 days since President Barack Obama promised on the night of his re-election to protect future generations from – in his words – “the destructive power of a warming planet.” It’s been 38 days since he renewed and […]
The draft report forecasts an increased risk of extreme events in the Midwest, like last year’s drought.CraneStation/Flickr Future generations of Americans can expect to spend 25 days a year sweltering in temperatures above 100 degrees, with climate change on course to turn the country into a hotter, drier, and more disaster-prone place. The National Climate Assessment, released in […]