New York's Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and the Sydney Opera House were plunged into darkness for the annual Earth Hour campaign, leading a global effort to raise awareness about climate change.
At a glance: New look tornado warnings from NWS Sat,31 Mar 2012 02:51 PM PDT Associated Press - Starting Monday, five National Weather Service offices in Missouri and Kansas will begin a test of a new kind of severe weather warning that's based on the severity of a storm's expected impact. Full Story
Even expert storm chases would have struggled to decipher the difference between the tornado warnings sent last May before severe weather hit Joplin and, a few days later, headed again toward downtown Kansas City.
Greece has a chance to weather its crisis after the eurozone and private creditors agreed to restructure its debt, but has "a long way to go," German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a Czech daily Saturday.
Warm Weather Triggers Early Allergy Season Fri,30 Mar 2012 08:48 PM PDT HealthDay - FRIDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- While unseasonably warm weather delights many people, those with allergies may not be as thrilled with the early arrival of spring. Full Story
DENVER (Reuters) - A wildfire burning in rugged terrain west of Denver that killed two people and left a woman missing, ignited by windblown embers from a prescribed burn, was 70 percent contained on Friday, fire officials said. "That's the good news," incident commander Rich Harvey said of the containment figure. "The bad news is that over the weekend we're looking at the same weather conditions that started the fire in the first place. ...
GM Pulls Funding from Think Tank Skeptical of Climate Change Fri,30 Mar 2012 02:32 PM PDT The Atlantic Wire - General Motors has decided to demonstrate its newfound belief that climate change is a real thing by pulling its longstanding funding from the climate-change-skeptical Heartland Institute think tank It's a symbolic move, really, as the company's annual $15,000 donation counts as "smal beer" among the institute's multiple billions, The Guardian reports. ... Full Story
On March 31 monuments around the world will pull the plug and individuals will plunge themselves into darkness for the annual Earth Hour -- a global event designed to raise awareness of climate change and the environmental issues facing our world. On March 29 Relaxnews asked author Roger D. Griffin about air pollution, one of the most potentially harmful environmental problems for human health. Griffin has taught at UCLA for ten years, authored several books including Principles of Air Quality Management, and been involved in environmental research for 43 years.
Engineering Humans: A New Solution to Climate Change? Fri,30 Mar 2012 07:54 AM PDT LiveScience.com - So far, conventional solutions to global warming — new government policies and changes in individual behavior — haven't delivered. And more radical options, such as pumping sulfur into the atmosphere to counteract warming, pose a great deal of risk. Full Story
On March 31, a record number of countries will be dimming their lights to mark Earth Hour, an annual event designed to raise awareness of climate change issues and environmental problems facing our planet.
From April 6-15 hybrid and electric vehicles, representing some of the latest advances in green motoring, will be on display at the prestigious New York International Auto Show in the United States. Following this auto exhibition, Earth Day on April 22 will bring together people from around the world in a global effort to raise awareness of climate change and the environmental issues facing the world today.
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is forecasting a heavier tick season than in previous years, but it's not due to the unseasonably mild winter as one might expect. Rather, acorns can be blamed for the predicted surge in tick populations this year, particularly in the Northeastern U.S.
Oil output in 2011 falls to lowest since 1970s Thu,29 Mar 2012 05:45 AM PDT Reuters - LONDON (Reuters) - Oil production fell more than 17 percent to average 1.04 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2011, government figures released on Thursday showed, underlining the difficulty in slowing down a decade-long fall in output. Output fell 17.4 percent compared with 2010 to average 52 million tonnes (381.2 million barrels), the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said in a statement, the lowest level of production since the 1970s. "This decrease stems from a number of unexpected slowdowns.... ... Full Story
LONDON (Reuters) - The collapse of an ice sheet in Antarctica up to 14,650 years ago might have caused sea levels to rise between 14 and 18 meters (46-60 feet), a study showed on Wednesday, data which could help make more accurate climate change predictions. The melting of polar ice could contribute to long-term sea level rise, threatening the lives of millions, scientists say. ...