Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Climate change

In this Aug. 25, 1992, file photo, rows of damaged houses sit between Homestead and Florida City, Fla.

BY JENNIFER KAY MIAMI (AP) — Almost 25 years have passed since a Category 5 hurricane struck south of Miami, and the city’s vulnerability to catastrophic storm damage has grown exponentially, according to a new insurance underwriters’ analysis. At the ...
In this Sept. 23, 2014, file photo, vehicles negotiate heavily flooded streets as rain falls in Miami Beach, Fla.

BY MICHAEL BIESECKER and SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Directly contradicting President Donald Trump, a draft report produced by 13 federal agencies concludes that the United States is already feeling the negative impacts of climate change, with a stark increase ...
In this photo supplied by the University of the Witwatersrand an aardvark is captured on camera in the dark at the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa, in April 2012.

BY CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Little is known about Africa’s elusive aardvarks, but new research says they are vulnerable to climate change like many other species. Hotter temperatures are taking their toll on the aardvark, whose diet of ants ...

KATY DAIGLE NEW DELHI (AP) — When Rani’s husband died by drinking pesticide, he left the family in debt. But even if they could pay off the loans, Rani said their farming days are over. “There are no rains,” said ...
In this July 22, 2017 file photo, Canadian Coast Guard Capt. Victor Gronmyr looks out over the ice covering the Victoria Strait as the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica traverses the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

BY FRANK JORDANS NUUK, Greenland (AP) — After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles), the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest ...
In this July 13, 2017 file photo California Gov. Jerry Brown listens as members of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee discuss a pair of climate change bills he supports, in Sacramento, Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Arnold Schwarzenegger was the governor of California, he backed environmental legislation that’s become one of the world’s most closely watched initiatives in the fight against global warming. On Tuesday, Schwarzenegger will join his successor, Jerry ...
Gov. Jerry Brown, center, flanked by lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, speaks of the passage of a pair of climate change measures, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif.

BY JONATHAN J. COOPER SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s signature initiative to fight global warming will get another decade of life after lawmakers from both parties joined Gov. Jerry Brown in extending the law credited with reducing the state’s carbon ...
In this July 13, 2017 file photo, Calif., Gov. Jerry Brown, left, testifies in support of a pair of climate change bills as Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, looks on during a hearing of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, in Sacramento, Calif.

BY JONATHAN J. COOPER SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are nearing a high-stakes decision that will decide the fate of a climate initiative that Gov. Jerry Brown holds up as a model to be replicated around the world to ...
President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, and and his wife Brigitte Macron, walk from the viewing stand a the conclusion of the Bastille Day parade on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, Friday, July 14, 2017.

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says his glamorous Paris charm offensive on Donald Trump was carefully calculated — and may have changed the U.S. president’s mind about climate change. Macron defended his outreach to Trump, whose “America first” ...
In this July 31, 2016, file photo, a flood-affected family with their goats travel on a boat in the Morigaon district, east of Gauhati, northeastern Assam state, India.

A report by the Asia Development Bank says Asia will endure extreme heat, rising sea levels, growing losses from severe weather and increasing food insecurity in coming decades as climate change raises temperatures and alters weather patterns across the globe. ...
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