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Great Lakes are still almost half frozen, potentially causing long-term effects

Great Lakes are still almost half frozen, potentially causing long-term effects

CHICAGO, April 18 (UPI) -- Environmental scientists are concerned that since 37.1 percent of the Great Lakes are still frozen, it could negatively affect the regional environment.
Aileen Graef
U.K. funds bioenergy program in wetlands

U.K. funds bioenergy program in wetlands

LONDON, April 18 (UPI) -- Plant material from wetlands could be turned into a form of energy that could add to the growing British renewable energy mix, Minister Greg Barker said.
Daniel J. Graeber
U.S. to fund cutting-edge renewable energy programs

U.S. to fund cutting-edge renewable energy programs

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- As much as $4 billion in loan guarantees may be available for cutting-edge renewable energy technologies, the U.S. Department of Energy said.
Daniel J. Graeber
U.S. greenhouse gas emissions down 10 percent since 2005

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions down 10 percent since 2005

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- A recent report from the Environmental Protection Agency says that the U.S. has seen a 10 percent drop in greenhouse gas emissions since 2005.
Aileen Graef
Poland referred to EU court for violating environmental rules

Poland referred to EU court for violating environmental rules

BRUSSELS, April 16 (UPI) -- The European Commission said Wednesday it referred Poland to a regional court of justice for violating rules on greenhouse gases.
Daniel J. Graeber
Forest fires and warming planet could accelerate deforestation in Amazon

Forest fires and warming planet could accelerate deforestation in Amazon

BELEM, Brazil, April 15 (UPI) -- The increasingly deadly combination of forest fire and extreme weather spells tragedy for the trees of the Amazonian rainforest.
Brooks Hays
Vacuuming carbon from the atmosphere may be most realistic solution to climate change

Vacuuming carbon from the atmosphere may be most realistic solution to climate change

BERLIN, April 14 (UPI) -- UN says the world's nations must find a way to reduce carbon emissions by 40 to 70 percent by 2050 in order to prevent the worst of global warming.
Brooks Hays
World falling behind on climate change, U.N. panel says

World falling behind on climate change, U.N. panel says

UNITED NATIONS, April 14 (UPI) -- The latest IPCC report says governments have not done enough to avert climate change, blaming the slowness of political leaders to address the issue.
Ed Adamczyk
Climate risks real, U.S. energy secretary says

Climate risks real, U.S. energy secretary says

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Without aggressive action now, it will be hard to keep greenhouse gas emissions in check long term, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said.
Daniel J. Graeber
New study rules out natural factors as source of climate change

New study rules out natural factors as source of climate change

MONTREAL, April 11 (UPI) -- New statistical analysis suggests -- with 99 percent certainty -- the planet is not warming as a result of natural causes.
Brooks Hays
GDF Suez inks MOU in Mexican energy sector

GDF Suez inks MOU in Mexican energy sector

MEXICO CITY, April 11 (UPI) -- French energy company GDF Suez said Friday it signed a memorandum of understanding to develop natural gas prospects in Mexico.
Daniel J. Graeber
British economy still tied to oil

British economy still tied to oil

LONDON, April 9 (UPI) -- Though the British economy is striving to focus more on renewable resources, oil will continue to play a crucial role, a government report said Wednesday.
Daniel J. Graeber
London: Scotland may face huge energy bills alone

London: Scotland may face huge energy bills alone

LONDON, April 9 (UPI) -- Scottish consumers may end up paying "considerably more" to support an energy sector if they break from the United Kingdom, the British government said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Fox News leads all TV news in misleading climate change coverage

Fox News leads all TV news in misleading climate change coverage

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- When it comes to reporting on climate science -- according to a new study -- Fox News gets it wrong more often than not.
Brooks Hays
Keystone XL bad news, environmental groups tell Obama

Keystone XL bad news, environmental groups tell Obama

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- A consortium of environmental groups said recent climate change alarm bells should convince Washington the Keystone XL oil pipeline is bad business.
Daniel J. Graeber
Quality of food to decline as CO2 levels go up

Quality of food to decline as CO2 levels go up

DAVIS, Calif., April 7 (UPI) -- If CO2 levels continue to rise as expected, staple crops like wheat, barley and potatoes could become less nutritious.
Brooks Hays
Deserts soak up surprising amount of carbon dioxide

Deserts soak up surprising amount of carbon dioxide

PULLMAN, Wash., April 7 (UPI) -- Researchers at Washington State University say deserts and other arid ecosystems are surprisingly adept at soaking up excess CO2.
Brooks Hays
Greenpeace sees growth in renewable energy use

Greenpeace sees growth in renewable energy use

LONDON, April 7 (UPI) -- Environmental campaign group Greenpeace said Monday major world economies were showing an increase in renewable energy in their grids.
Daniel J. Graeber
Novelist and naturalist Peter Matthiessen dead at 86

Novelist and naturalist Peter Matthiessen dead at 86

SAGAPONACK, N.Y., April 6 (UPI) -- Peter Matthiessen, the only writer to win the National Book Award in both fiction and nonfiction, died at his home in New York; he was 86.
Brooks Hays
U.K. Coal may close two deep mines

U.K. Coal may close two deep mines

April 3 (UPI) -- U.K. Coal, the largest coal producer in the country, said it's on the verge of closing two of its last three deep mines in Britain because of economic woes.
Daniel J. Graeber
Villagers in Pakistan face threat from rising seawater

Villagers in Pakistan face threat from rising seawater

KARACHI, Pakistan, April 2 (UPI Next) --The intrusion of the Arabian Sea into the mouth of the Indus River in Pakistanis forcing villages to relocate inland, and threatening livelihoods.
Tehmina Qureshi
Japan gets environmental kudos from Greenpeace

Japan gets environmental kudos from Greenpeace

April 2 (UPI) -- Environmental advocacy group Greenpeace said Wednesday efforts by the Japanese government should serve as a model for the fight against climate change.
Daniel J. Graeber
EU, Africa lock step on climate challenges

EU, Africa lock step on climate challenges

April 2 (UPI) -- Parties to a joint European Union-African summit said Wednesday actions taken to address the challenges of climate change are central to their partnership.
Daniel J. Graeber
Earth observation satellite ready for launch

Earth observation satellite ready for launch

April 1 (UPI) -- Europe's Earth observation program, Copernicus, moves forward.
Richard Tomkins
World still needs fossil fuels, Exxon says

World still needs fossil fuels, Exxon says

April 1 (UPI) -- Climate change risks are real and Exxon Mobil takes the threat serious, but the world still needs "all viable energy sources" to function, an executive said.
Daniel J. Graeber
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