Environmental science

FILE - In this June 1, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt after speaking about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Trump and his cabinet often avoid talking about the science of climate change, but when pressed what they have said clashes with established mainstream science, data and peer-reviewed studies and reports. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
August 10, 2017 - 3:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his cabinet often avoid talking about the science of climate change, but when pressed what they have said clashes with established mainstream science, data and peer-reviewed studies and reports. Even the federal government's own reports — including a...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt after speaking about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Trump and his cabinet often avoid talking about the science of climate change, but when pressed what they have said clashes with established mainstream science, data and peer-reviewed studies and reports. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
August 09, 2017 - 11:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his cabinet often avoid talking about the science of climate change, but when pressed what they have said clashes with established mainstream science, data and peer-reviewed studies and reports. Even the federal government's own reports — including a...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2017, file photo, children play in the fountains at Universal CityWalk, in Universal City, Calif. A draft federal science report on the effects of global warming breaks down how climate change has already hit different regions of the United States. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
August 09, 2017 - 3:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft federal science report on the effects of global warming breaks down how climate change has already hit different regions of the United States. It also projects expected changes by region. OVERALL (contiguous 48 states) —The annual average temperature is already 1.18...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016, file photo, a haul truck with a 250-ton capacity carries coal from the Spring Creek strip mine near Decker, Mont. As President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nation’s struggling coal mines, federal scientists are warning that burning fossil fuels is already driving a steep increase in the United States of heat waves, droughts and floods. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
August 08, 2017 - 9:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nation's struggling coal mines, federal scientists are warning that burning fossil fuels is already driving a steep increase in the United States of heat waves, droughts and floods. It is the latest...
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FILE- In this May 4, 2016 file photo, Indian women walk home after collecting drinking water from a well at Mengal Pada in Thane district in Maharashtra state, India. A new study suggests wide swaths of northern India, southern Pakistan and parts of Bangladesh may become so hot and humid by the end of the century it will be deadly just being outdoors. Such conditions would threaten up to a third of the 1.5 billion people living in those regions, unless the global community can rein in climate-warming carbon emissions. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File )
August 02, 2017 - 10:43 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Venturing outdoors may become deadly across wide swaths of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh by the end of the century as climate change drives heat and humidity to new extremes, according to a new study. These conditions could affect up to a third of the people living throughout the...
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FILE- In this May 17, 2016 file photo, Indian vendors who sell sunshades for car windows take rest by a roadside on a hot summer afternoon in Jammu, India. A new study suggests wide swaths of northern India, southern Pakistan and parts of Bangladesh may become so hot and humid by the end of the century it will be deadly just being outdoors. Such conditions would threaten up to a third of the 1.5 billion people living in those regions, unless the global community can rein in climate-warming carbon emissions. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)
August 02, 2017 - 9:26 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Venturing outdoors may become deadly across wide swaths of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh by the end of the century as climate change drives heat and humidity to new extremes, according to a new study. These conditions could affect up to a third of the people living throughout the...
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FILE- In this May 17, 2016 file photo, Indian vendors who sell sunshades for car windows take rest by a roadside on a hot summer afternoon in Jammu, India. A new study suggests wide swaths of northern India, southern Pakistan and parts of Bangladesh may become so hot and humid by the end of the century it will be deadly just being outdoors. Such conditions would threaten up to a third of the 1.5 billion people living in those regions, unless the global community can rein in climate-warming carbon emissions. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)
August 02, 2017 - 2:06 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Venturing outdoors may become deadly across wide swaths of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh by the end of the century as climate change drives heat and humidity to new extremes, according to a new study. These conditions could affect up to a third of the people living throughout the...
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July 31, 2017 - 3:08 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Researchers who have studied decades of temperature and suicide data in India say climate change could lead more of the nation's farmers to kill themselves. Researcher Tamma Carleton from the University of California, Berkeley, studied suicide data from India's National Crime...
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July 31, 2017 - 4:53 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new study says hotter temperatures caused by climate change are taking their toll on the aardvark, whose diet of ants and termites is becoming scarcer because of reduced rainfall. The University of Witwatersrand in South Africa said Monday that drought in the Kalahari desert...
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A blue whale skeleton is exhibited in the Hintze Hall at the Natural History Museum in London, Thursday July 13, 2017, replacing the Diplodocus dinosaur which will go on a tour of Britain. Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the Natural History Museum, is due to attend the opening of the museum's new Hintze Hall on Thursday. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
July 13, 2017 - 12:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Natural History Museum in London has suspended a gigantic blue whale skeleton in its main entrance — drawing attention to vanishing species in an environment under strain. Scientists named the 25.2-meter (82-foot) whale "Hope," recognizing the role of science in safeguarding...
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