Global Warming and Climate Change News

Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors' Health: Study
Monday April 09th 2012, 11:49 PM

MONDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Even small swings in temperatures could put elderly people with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart failure and lung disease at greater risk of death throughout the coming summer, a new study indicates. [News Source]

Global warming "hiatus" in recent years helps spur skepticism
Monday April 09th 2012, 9:05 PM

The U.S. recorded its hottest March on record last month, but annual average temperatures have stayed relatively flat globally since 1998 -- and dropped in the United States and Oregon. [News Source]

NOAA report: Global warming a factor in March record highs
Monday April 09th 2012, 8:48 PM

March high temperatures that broke century-old records were in part fueled by global warming from human activity, an early analysis from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.In a draft report dated April 3 from NOAA ’s Earth System Research Laboratory Physical Sciences Division, federal scientists examining Upper Midwest and Ohio Valley Region conditions estimated that human ... [News Source]

Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors' Health: Study
Monday April 09th 2012, 7:09 PM

MONDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Even small swings in temperatures could put elderly people with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart failure and lung disease at greater risk of death throughout the coming summer, a new study indicates. [News Source]

Scientist hits climate change skepticism
Monday April 09th 2012, 5:52 PM

EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 9 (UPI) -- Environmentalists and climate scientists, facing public skepticism, are losing the debate on global warming, a U.S. scientist who first raised the issue says. [News Source]

Which Plants Will Survive Climate Change?; Streams Are Doing Great
Monday April 09th 2012, 4:47 PM

Discovered: What makes plants better at being thirsty, climate change hasn't had a horrible impact on streams, forest might save us from our climate change woes and snowy areas are in trouble. Fresh news and ideas about our planet's futureSee full coverage Which plants will survive climate change? Well, we don't know yet. But science has discovered a way to figure it out, identifying what makes ... [News Source]

Windfall of cash could hit state treasury from global warming program
Monday April 09th 2012, 10:15 AM

But is it legal? And how can it be spent? [News Source]

UN environment chief: ‘We haven’t even begun to understand the damage we are bringing to bear on the sustainability of our planet’.
Monday April 09th 2012, 10:00 AM

It's a question many people have probably asked themselves, seeing the ever-increasing environmental degradation around the world: why aren't we doing more to protect our planet? [News Source]

Marine life ‘has warming defences’.
Monday April 09th 2012, 10:00 AM

Marine life may be more tolerant of climate change than previously thought, with new research showing the world's most important calcifying organism can adapt to ocean acidification. [News Source]

A lesson from the bench.
Monday April 09th 2012, 10:00 AM

Last May, two Eugene girls filed a lawsuit against the state of Oregon and Gov. John Kitzhaber, accusing them of violating their duties to uphold the public trust and to protect the state’s atmosphere, water, land, fisheries and wildlife from the impacts of climate change. [News Source]

Warming Atlantic primes the Amazon for fire.
Monday April 09th 2012, 10:00 AM

Scientists used to think the rain forest, especially in the western Amazon, was too wet to burn. But a warming Atlantic Ocean is drawing moisture away from the Western Amazon, drying the rain forest and catching residents by surprise. [News Source]