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Scientists: Sea Level Rise Will Pose Threat to Hawaii By 2100

A group of scientists say the state of Hawaii could lose $19 billion worth of land and structures, and millions more in infrastructure by 2100 because of rising sea levels. West Hawaii Today reported an upcoming report from the scientists …

Sweltering Las Vegas Heat Continues Delaying, Canceling Flights

The extreme heat this summer in Las Vegas has been causing a multitude of delays and cancellations at McCarran International Airport, including one airline that suspended service for the season and another that had to adjust its departure schedule. Airport …

Climate Change Altering River Flood Patterns in Europe: Study

Climate change is affecting the timing of river floods across Europe and societies may have to adapt to avoid future economic and environmental harm, scientists said. River floods are among the costliest natural disasters worldwide, causing annual damages of more …

Arctic Thaw to Help Russian Ships Navigate New Route to Asia

Russian shipping in the Arctic is benefiting from winds that are driving the oldest and thickest sea ice towards North America, further opening a remote region that is thawing amid global warming, scientists say. The thinning Russian ice could help …

American Meteorological Society Report Confirms 2016 Was Warmest Year on Record

A new State of the Climate report released today by the American Meteorological Society has confirmed that 2016 surpassed 2015 as the warmest year in 137 years of recordkeeping. The report was compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s …

Swing Voters in California Climate Deal Among Top Oil Money Recipients

California Assembly members considered swing votes on legislation to reduce carbon emissions by charging polluters were among the top recipients of donations from oil companies, an analysis of campaign finance filings shows. Records show oil companies in the Western States …

Report Calls out $361M of Euro Insurer Assets in Expanding Coal Concerns

A climate activist group is calling out a handful of European insurers for having significant holdings in fossil fuels despite pledges by the companies to be more climate friendly. A report released today alleges that Allianz, Generali, Munich Re, Swiss …

Climate Engineering Companies Aim to Curb Global Warming with Science

Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun’s rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet. Backers say the risky, often …

California Commissioner Takes Aim at Oil, Coal Producing States

Responding to top government officials in 12 oil and gas producing states that threatened to sue over the state’s climate initiatives, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said: bring it on. In June, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter sent a letter …

California Commissioner Counters AGs, other Commissioners over Climate Initiative

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has fired off a letter to the 12 oil state attorneys general and one governor from states like Texas and Oklahoma over threats to sue him if he did not stop his Climate Risk Carbon …