| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:51 PM
A sharply divided Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday failed to muster the votes needed to file an appeal challenging California’s rules for ride-sharing services, capping months of debate about the city’s role in regulating the new taxi...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 11:58 AM
WASHINGTON -- Emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases from power plants fell 10% from 2010 to 2012, as a result of more electricity being generated with natural gas rather than coal, according to new data released Wednesday by the Environmental...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:02 PM
By ELAINE KURTENBACH MOUNT FUJI, Japan — They trudge up well-trod cinder paths by the thousands, headlamps glowing in the dark, and then settle in, shivering, to await and cheer the sun's blazing ascent over the horizon. Climbing Mount Fuji, Japan's...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Scientists have determined when the climates of numerous locations around the world will shift to a new, hotter normal as a result of higher greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study released Wednesday in the journal Nature.
The tropics appear most...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:21 PM
A piece this weekend debunking the claim that Congress and the president are exempted from Obamacare has drawn a harsh reaction from some readers and conservative bloggers. But their umbrage wasn't with the piece's explanation of why letters making this...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:30 PM
When Francesca Lia Block sat down to write her latest young adult novel, "Love in the Time of Global Warming" (Holt Books for Young Readers: 240 pp., $16.99), she took her beloved hometown of Los Angeles and destroyed it.
But she didn't just destroy it....
| Jul 13, 2013
Re "Walking the climate tightrope," Opinion, July 9
Jody Freeman, a former White House lawyer, provides insights into the political and economic obstacles facing the regulation of greenhouse gases in the U.S., and why only the most tepid reforms are...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 5:29 AM
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's conservative opposition swept to power Saturday, ending six years of Labor Party rule and winning over a disenchanted public by promising to end a hated tax on carbon emissions, boost a flagging economy and bring...
| Jun 12, 2013
China will almost certainly pass the United States in the total size of its economy within a decade or so. But if one looks also at military and "soft power" resources, the U.S. is likely to remain more powerful than China for at least the next few...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Global warming has subtly altered the taste and texture of Japanese apples over the last 40 years, although consumers may not realize it, according to new research.
A study published in Scientific Reports concluded that climate change was likely...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:12 PM
WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency’s Washington headquarters now carries the name of former President Clinton, who acknowledged Wednesday that the honor could have gone instead to his vice president, Al Gore, who is perhaps...