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2010-07-26 09:32:00

WASHINGTON, July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate change is predicted to increase the intensity and negative impacts of urban heat events, prompting the need to develop preparedness and adaptation strategies that reduce societal vulnerability to extreme heat.

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2010-06-11 10:50:20

On Thursday, the US Senate narrowly beat back an effort by President Barack Obama's Republican enemies to curb the US government's power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions tied to global warming.

2010-06-09 08:51:00

Protecting EPA's Authority Vital; Addressing Co-Pollutants Critical to Protecting Nation's Vulnerable WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Environmental Justice and Science Initiative: Leading voices in environmental justice, science, and other academic areas have joined together in finding common ground on concerns of the health impacts of climate change.

2010-05-19 14:57:11

As part of its most comprehensive study of climate change to date, the National Research Council today issued three reports emphasizing why the US should act now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop a national strategy to adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change.

2010-05-17 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The intersection of land and environmental policy - including the question of where to put wind and solar farms, adaptation to climate change, the relationship between urban form and vehicle miles traveled, and green building standards for entire neighborhoods - will be the subject of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy's 5th annual Land Policy Conference May 23-25. Bruce Babbitt, former governor of Arizona and interior secretary, will be the keynote...

2010-05-12 14:12:00

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the American Public Health Association (APHA) today recognized Senators Kerry and Lieberman for developing a bill to address climate change, but urged the Senate to add funding and policy provisions that are critical to helping states prepare for and respond to the public health effects of climate change.

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2010-05-04 07:27:48

Trees and other plants help keep the planet cool, but rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are turning down this global air conditioner.

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2010-04-23 05:50:00

In Boliva on Thursday a "people's conference" on climate change agreed to call for the halving of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 at the next UN climate meeting in Mexico in December.

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2010-04-11 08:14:56

The skeptics who frequently deny the reality of climate change in the world’s media lack all scientific credibility, charge three eminent Australian researchers who have just been listed among the world’s 20 most influential scientists in the field of climate change.

2010-03-29 09:18:23

In a time when only a handful of TV news stations employ a dedicated science reporter, TV weathercasters may seem like the logical people to fill that role, and in many cases they do.


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