The Southwest climate change news feed includes stories on climate change and energy from newspapers in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah, courtesy of Environmental Health News.
A Superior Court judge has rejected a business group’s attempt to scuttle a key element of California’s cap and trade system for reining in greenhouse gasses.
To the oil refiners, cement makers and hundreds of other California companies laboring under the state’s strict limits on greenhouse gas emissions, state regulators served up some relief Wednesday.
Global warming, pollution controls combine to cut bird populations at Northern Ireland’s Loch Neagh.
Biologists studying wildlife at Lough Neagh say the number of overwintering birds at the largest lake in the British Isles has dropped dramatically in just a few decades.
The second of three climate change reports from The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was recently leaked to a blog that’s critical of its assessment. The warnings in the report are dire: by 2100, climate change will lead to a planet in peril.
Twenty of the nation's top climate scientists have sent a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown, telling him that his plans supporting increased use of the controversial practice of "fracking," will increase pollution and run counter to his efforts to cut California's global warming emissions.
The nation's largest facility for turning food scraps into biogas is about to go online in north San Jose.
Thirsty California may get a smidgen of rain this coming week, but it is not likely to change what, so far, has been the driest calendar year in recorded history.
Climate scientists need to deliver their information in a context that can help find practical applications to deal with global warming impacts, according to a new paper published by an international team of scientists.
When three of four Colorado cities voted in favor of moratoriums on oil and gas production work that relies on fracking, it served as another shot across the bow at John Hickenlooper, governor of Colorado, a former geologist who is widely perceived as an advocate for his former industry.
The Port of Oakland celebrated a clean air milestone Friday with the completion of a power system that will allow vessels docked at berths to power up on electricity instead of diesel fuel.