STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Weather, Climate Keep Changing
Weather swings naturally from wet to dry and back to wet again. Since 1993, local precipitation has been 15-20 per cent higher than the previous 100 years. There was a twelve year drought here from 19... Posted on 9/9/14 at 9:31 PM
BILLINGS, Mont. — Federal officials want to move forward with oil and gas leases on about 260 square miles in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota that have been held up over climate change concerns.
BONN, Germany — Global climate talks appeared to have slipped backward after five days of negotiations in Bonn, with rich and poor countries exchanging charges of reneging on agreements they made last year to contain greenhouse gases.
AMSTERDAM — The United States assured international negotiators Monday it remains committed to reducing carbon emissions over the next 10 years, despite the collapse of efforts to legislate a climate bill.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A leading Dutch environmental agency, taking the blame for one of the glaring errors that undermined the credibility of a seminal U.N. report on climate change, said Monday it has discovered more small mistakes and urged the panel to be more careful.
AMSTERDAM — The head of the U.N. scientific body on climate change is defending the work of the thousands of scientists who contribute to its reports even as he welcomes a review of procedures that produced errors that undermined the panel’s public credibility.
KOENIGSWINTER, Germany — Outgoing U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer shot down expec-tations of a comprehensive climate treaty this year, saying Monday that a major U.N. conference in December would yield only a first answer on curbing greenhouse gases.
WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he is willing to bring up climate change legislation ahead of an immigration bill, a possible first step toward re-solving a dispute with Senate Republicans that threatens to derail a bipartisan effort months in the making.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Climate change is prompting the federal government to increase its scrutiny of oil and gas lease sales on public lands — a potential first step toward reining in greenhouse gas emissions from drilling.
ST. PAUL — A combination of climate features — including a wet fall season and heavy, wet snowfalls all winter — have elevated the risk of spring flooding on many Minnesota watersheds. One obvious consequence of spring flooding in western and southern Minnesota counties would be delayed field working conditions in the agricultural landscape.
Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota Extension
March 06, 2010
BALI, Indonesia — Environmental officials urged industrialized and developing countries Friday to stop bickering in climate change negotiations, as a Chinese delegate accused rich nations of reneging on commitments to fight global warming.
Climate change legislation before Congress could be an economic godsend to farmers and ranchers. Or it could be an enormous financial burden.
It depends on whom you ask, and not even farmers and ranchers agree on the matter.
By Margery A. Gibbs, The Associated Press
September 02, 2009
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