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UN Sets 5-Year Goal to Broaden Climate Early Warning Systems

GENEVA (AP) — The chief of the United Nations announced a project Wednesday to put every person on Earth in range of early weather-warning systems within five years as natural disasters have grown more powerful and frequent due to climate …

Supply Chain Problems Threaten Utility’s Power Supplies

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When Public Service Co. of New Mexico abandons the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station in June, the utility won’t have enough solar replacement power to pick up the slack because of supply chain issues caused by …

Once-in-50-Year Heat Waves Now Happening Every Decade – U.N. Climate Report

Extreme heat waves that previously only struck once every 50 years are now expected to happen once per decade because of global warming, while downpours and droughts have also become more frequent, a UN climate science report said on Monday. …

Revamped EPA Website Shows Increased Climate Change Risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a gap of more than four years, the Environmental Protection Agency is relaunching a website highlighting evidence of climate change in the United States, including rising temperatures, increased ocean acidity, sea level rise, river flooding, droughts, …

Worst-Ever Arctic Fires Released Record Amount of CO2

The Arctic has experienced the worst fire season on record for the second year in a row, with giant wildfires sending over one third more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than last year. Fires raging across the Arctic Circle emitted …

Doing Business in California Costs One Blackout a Week

It was only expected to happen a couple times a year — and just as a last resort. That’s what utility giant PG&E Corp. originally said 13 months ago when it outlined plans to stage mass blackouts in Northern California …

Scientists Eye Longer-Term Forecasts of U.S. Heat Waves

Scientists have fingerprinted a distinctive atmospheric wave pattern high above the Northern Hemisphere that can foreshadow the emergence of summertime heat waves in the United States more than two weeks in advance. The new research, led by scientists at the …