Southwest Climate News
A new climate model suggests snowfall is likely to decline by up to 30 percent in the Colorado mountains, and by up to 50 to 80 percent in other regions of the country.
Supporters and opponents of a plan to restart a reactor at the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant took their concerns to state utility regulators Thursday at a public meeting in Costa Mesa.
A city-owned and -operated electric utility would be able to offer lower rates than Xcel Energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 percent from current levels and obtain 54 percent or more of its electricity from renewable resources, Boulder's energy czar said.
Future generations face sea-level rises of 18 to 27 feet, extinction of 30 percent to 50 percent of animal species and other catastrophes if carbon-based fuels continue to be used at the same rate as today, climate scientist James Hansen told a group at the Santa Fe Institute on Thursday.
If we don't move quickly on climate change, what's likely to happen to Southern California in the coming years? Some of our best academic minds have been thinking about that question for years, and the scenarios are scary.
Intensifying concerns about the potential for sea level rise to swamp low-lying Pacific island nations are justified, according to a new report.Western Australia, Oceania are at greatest risk, according to the new study from EU’s ice2sea program.
Thousands of people rallied in downtown San Francisco on Sunday to urge President Obama to reject construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, an action they said would prove he is committed to fighting global warming.
Those in charge of California's Tuolumne River have spent millions of dollars defending water rights and will spend millions more. But efforts to address a very real, potentially dangerous long-term threat to the river's source -- climate change -- amount to a virtual trickle.
Colorado State University has begun diverting half a ton of food waste a day away from landfills and, after grinding it to a pulp, plopping it into Fort Collins sewage, which is then used to power the water treatment plant.
Sen. Barbara Boxer plans today to co-sponsor a radical plan to control carbon dioxide emissions modeled on Alaska's rebates of oil royalties to residents.