This week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that July was the hottest month on record for the contiguous U.S. and that so far this year is the warmest on record. Scientists say that this record heat is partially driven by manmade climate change, yet Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, CBS Evening News, and USA TODAY did not mention climate change at all in their reports on NOAA's announcement.
Climate change could be blamed for boosting the virulence of parasites, according to U.S. researchers studying how unexpected temperatures swings can make frogs more susceptible to a sometimes deadly skin fungus.
Climate change poses an immediate and growing threat to California’s economy, environment, and to public health. California’s groundbreaking efforts are helping reduce greenhouse gases emissions, which are warming the planet. The state is also taking action to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change, including the increased likelihood of both flooding and drought.
CA Renewable Energy Project Installation Source: CA Energy Commission.
Even though July was the hottest month on record in the US, President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney have barely mentioned climate change on the campaign trail, effectively removing it as an issue of importance for 6 November national elections.
Diseased trees in forests may be a significant source of methane that causes climate change, according to a study by researchers at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) published in Geophysical Research Letters.
Daniel Esty, commissioner of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, said hundreds of millions in state funds for sewer plant upgrades in coming years will help consolidate progress that has been made since the late 1990s in...