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.
An oceanographer and former Navy rear admiral said at a conference on sea level rise at UC Santa Barbara that rising sea levels driven by global warming are now considered a serious threat to national security, but the nation is beginning to get a handle on the issue.
For residents of high-elevation regions, the impacts of global warming include a potentially radical change in the composition of plant communities. In mountainous areas, the distribution of many species is limited by factors related to elevation, including temperature.
Last summer’s crippling Great Plains drought can’t definitively be linked with global warming, according to a team of federal scientists from various agencies.
A new study directed by a researcher at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that recreates climate history without the use of land-based observation systems shows that global warming over land is real.
Winegrowers in California and around the world will be forced to move their vineyards to cooler environments within the next few decades as climate change causes temperatures to rise, conservation biologists say in a study to be published this week.
Less than 48 hours after landing in Beijing, Gov. Jerry Brown appealed to an audience in this heavily polluted city today to step up efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, expanding for a global audience on a case he has made for decades in California.
Coral reefs are at risk from global warming, but regional aerosol emissions may also be a significant factor in how corals grow, according to a new study by scientists.
Twenty California counties have endured weather-related disasters since January 2007 that were damaging enough to merit 41 Federal disaster area declarations, and two-thirds of Californians live on counties struck by those disasters. That's according to a report released today.
Climate change could dampen spirits. Literally. That's according to a new worldwide analysis of global warming on wine production, which appeared this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Awful as some of the climate-change predictions are, this one might hit a lot of Northern California residents where it hurts: Global warming will dramatically impact many of the world's most famous wine-producing regions, according to a new study.