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Only 12% of Republican Fox News viewers believe climate change is man-made

Only 12% of Republican Fox News viewers believe that climate change is a result of human activity, according to a new survey. Climate scientists believe with more than 95% certainty that current global warming trends are man-made, according to NASA.


Georgetown Students Attend Youth Climate Strike, Protest on Capitol Hill

The lawn of the Capitol Building was crowded with approximately 1,000 protestors, including a dozen Georgetown students, protesting government inaction on climate change on Mar. 15.


Romney helps GOP look for new path on climate change

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), who is emerging as a pragmatic leader among Senate Republicans, is at the center of private discussions among GOP senators about crafting a legislative response to climate change.


Deadly floods flow into Missouri, other drenched Midwestern states

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - Frigid Missouri River floodwaters were expected to crest in northwestern Missouri on Friday, threatening more towns and cities after causing death and ruins and drowning livestock across the U.S. Midwest’s farmland.


Report: Climate change could make insurance too expensive for most people

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Insurers have warned that climate change could make coverage for ordinary people unaffordable after the world’s largest reinsurance firm blamed global warming for $24 billion of loss


Wow: U.S. gov't warns there's a spring flood risk for two-thirds of the Lower 48

In Nebraska and Iowa there's a brown sea where there should be homes, roads, gas stations, and open country. Historic floods have deluged vast swaths of the Midwest — even flooding a third of the U.S. Air Force base that houses the nation's critical U.S. Strategic Command. But the National Ocean and


What Exactly Is the Green New Deal?

In the months since the Green New Deal entered the public consciousness, it has been called many things: Zany. Unrealistic. Wildly popular. A socialist Christmas list. It has provoked strong reactions from both the right and ostensible left, and is already being regarded as a litmus test for the scr


What Makes a Catastrophic Flood? And Is Climate Change Causing More of Them?

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. With floods submerging expanses of the Midwest and government scientists warning that this spring could bring a historic flood season in the United States, it’s natural to ask why it is happening. What causes catas


International experts in climate change solutions headline sustainability summit at Weber State

OGDEN — Weber State University hosted its 10th annual Sustainability Summit Thursday, featuring Paul Hawken, leader of a project that identified and ranked the most effective existing solutions to climate change, and Brenda Ekwurzel, co-author of the Fourth National Climate Assessment and senior cli


Dieselgate and the unintended consequences of anti-idling drive

In the US, the Dieselgate scandal has resulted in prosecutions against VW personnel and multibillion dollar fines (Where’s there’s smoke…, 22 March). In Europe, no one has been charged and nobody has gone to jail, though the EU commission has threatened action against the UK government for failing t


Planet savior or horror show? Green New Deal inflames debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — To Democratic supporters, the Green New Deal is a touchstone, a call to arms to combat climate change with the full measure of the nation's resources and technological might. "A mission to save all of creation," in the words of Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey, one the plan's lead


Canaan residents reject property maintenance ordinance at Town Meeting

CANAAN — Residents on Saturday rejected a proposed property maintenance ordinance after debate over whether the ordinance would improve the town’s appearance or represent unnecessary governmental control.


Australian zoo breeds rare plains-wanderer by replacing absent father with feather duster

The captive population of Australia’s most unique critically endangered bird has doubled with the birth of nine plains-wanderer chicks, helped out by a feather duster, a heat lamp and a lot of cotton wool.


Gillibrand officially kicks off 2020 campaign

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Sunday delivered a speech officially kicking off her 2020 presidential campaign by offering criticism of President Trump and touting progressive policies, including the Green New Deal and "Medicare for all."


Farmers in the Midwest Face Decades of Recovery as Flooding Strips Away Crucial Soil

The Midwest floods continue to be a slow-moving disaster. Towns, farms, and infrastructure are still underwater in Nebraska, and water will take months to work through the vast network of rivers, creeks, and streams that drain the Upper Midwest into the Gulf of Mexico.


Cyclone Idai shows the deadly reality of climate change in Africa

As Africa climate week unfurls in Ghana, the countries of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe count the costs of Cyclone Idai, which ripped through villages and towns, taking hundreds of lives and leaving a trail of destruction.


Bank of England to set new rules on climate risk - Carney

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England will soon spell out how it wants banks, insurers and investment companies to manage the financial risks from climate change, Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday.


Ocasio-Cortez, in sick burn, compares Trump to ‘nematode’

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., compared President Trump to a worm during an interview on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Thursday -- but you'd need your dictionary to know that.


Democrats' 2 big ideas aren't breaking through in Wisconsin

Here's something that ought to catch Democrats' attention: Swing voters at a recent focus group in Wisconsin hadn't heard of either the Green New Deal or "Medicare for all," Why it matters: These are Democrats' biggest policy staples heading in the 2020 presidential election. They're talking about t


Two Powerful Tropical Cyclones Are Set to Strike Australian Coasts Simultaneously in First Since 2015

A pair of fierce tropical cyclones—Cyclone Trevor and Cyclone Veronica—are poised to strike Australia on two coasts within a day of each other, prompting mass evacuations as well as official warnings of severe and dangerous weather.