WASHINGTON (AP) — A study of a dozen of 2012's wildest weather events found that man-made global warming increased the likelihood of about half of them, including Superstorm Sandy's devastating surge and shrinking Arctic sea ice.
A recent World Bank analysis reports that Miami is the city most at risk of flooding from higher sea levels caused by climate change, followed by New York and New Orleans, Environment News Service reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made global warming may further lessen the likelihood of the freak atmospheric steering currents that last year shoved Superstorm Sandy due west into New Jersey, a new study says.
The Environmental Protection Agency is ready to ramp up talks with states, industry and environmental groups about its planned regulations of power plant greenhouse gas emissions, but the outcome is anything but certain.
The outreach program that began with a half-hour webinar late last week will be followed by conference calls on Sept. 9 with community groups and states, and on Sept. 12 with industry and environmentalists. In the webinar, one official said the agency will seek from stakeholders the "broadest range of ideas about how this program can work" in the months ahead.
European Union and U.S. officials have called on the United Nations to clarify its report on climate change that suggests a "hiatus" in global warming, a statement prompting skeptics to lessen climate change's impact, Bloomberg reports.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Environmental officials and scientists warned Friday that Puerto Rico is dangerously vulnerable to the effects of global climate change and urged it to prepare by better-regulated coastal development, and perhaps even by building artificial reefs.
Democratic governors from eight East Coast states are set to petition the Environmental Protection Agency to increase air pollution regulations on nine Midwest states, citing cross-state winds that blow pollutants into their states, The New York Times reports.
Industry and state government experts say the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed cut to blending levels in next year's Renewable Fuel Standard could result in the closure of as many as 20 ethanol plants in the Midwest, the Lincoln Journal Star reports.
Energy-conservation lobbying groups the Alliance to Save Energy and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy urged the Environmental Protection Agency to prioritize energy efficiency in its greenhouse-gas regulations at existing power plants, National Journal reports.
Proponents and opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline are boosting lobbying efforts and public campaigns as they await the State Department's environmental analysis expected to play a key role in the final decision, Bloomberg reports.
As the Obama administration moves closer to a final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, time is running short for Canada to offer a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions as a bartering chip for the project's approval, Reuters reports.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will finalize its rules limiting ship speed in certain regions in East Coast waters to prevent collisions with endangered North Atlantic right whales, The Hill reports.
China's National Development and Reform Commission said the country is already facing threats from extreme weather and is weakly prepared to deal with more devastating impacts of climate change, Reuters reports.
The Environmental Integrity Project said in a report that the current boom in natural gas production from shale would eventually increase carbon-dioxide emissions in related industries by 91 million tons per year, E&E reports.
In an interview with FuelFix, former Mexican President Vicente Fox said he's "optimistic" that Mexico's Congress will approve constitutional reforms that would open the nation's energy markets to outside investment.