Southwest Climate News
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar may be headed for the exits, but he isn't slowing down. The quiet Westerner who oversees America's public lands stopped by San Francisco Wednesday to announce the approval of three more big renewable-power projects.
Heavy rains are becoming more common in the upper Midwest, and the trend in precipitation is linked with increasing temperatures in the region, according to University of Iowa researchers.
In November 2010, after the Berkeley City Council approved a proposal to build one of the greenest housing projects in East Bay history, a small group of activists sued to block the project, using the California Environmental Quality Act to do it. It's still tied up in litigation.
If President Barack Obama rejects the Keystone XL pipeline, large quantities of the Canadian oil it's designed to carry will still roll into the United States — on railroads.
There are people who devote more of their time to volunteer work than Carl Schmitt does, but it's hard to imagine anyone volunteering at a higher altitude.
Chiapas, Mexico's southernmost state, is a remote frontier, the gateway to Mayan ruins, chilly highland forests and steamy rain forest jungle. You might not expect this to be a place that draws California lawmakers.
Species vulnerable to climate change impacts in the Canadian Rockies will need room to roam, according to a new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada.
Bucking his party on climate change, Shultz said all forms of energy should compete "on a level playing field" by incorporating the cost of their carbon pollution.
Lizards that give birth to live young may be headed for a climatic cul-de-sac in the next 50 years, according to a new study by scientists with the University of Exeter and the University of Lincoln.
Better planning for how the coastline might be impacted by climate change, as well as protecting water systems from a warming environment, are goals in bills reintroduced into Congress by Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara.