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Scare tactics fail climate science, planet

Bloomberg News, Clive Crook
Apr 4 2014 - 10:19am

Why aren't climate scientists winning the argument on climate policy? It sure isn't for lack of effort.The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change just published another vast pile of material, this time focused on "impacts, adaptation and vulnerability." The IPCC says that the new report's "30 chapters, supported by a number of annexes and...

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A cold U.S. Winter for sure, but 8th warmest globally

Andrea Thompson, Climate Central
Mar 19 2014 - 3:05pm

Despite the frigid temperatures that kept those in the eastern United States shivering all winter, the period from December 2013 to February 2014 was the 8th warmest on record globally, the U.S. National Climatic Data Center reported Wednesday. That warmth early in the year could set the stage for another record or near-record warm year, one NCDC...

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Utah ski resorts fight the warmer future with snowmaking

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 7 2014 - 3:30pm

OGDEN -- With the steady creep of climate change, many ski resorts in Utah and around the country have invested in snowmaking equipment to reduce their dependency on Mother Nature.Of Ogden Valley's three ski options, two rely on manmade snow to help safegaurd their winter season and preserve profitability.

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Flurry of coal power plant shutdowns expected by 2016

Bobby Magill, Climate Central
Feb 19 2014 - 3:48pm

A flurry of coal-fired power plants -- major sources of climate change-fueling carbon dioxide emissions -- could be closed by 2016, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts.

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Is the West's dry spell really a 'megadrought?'

Bobby Magill, Climate Central
Dec 27 2013 - 9:27am

SAN FRANCISCO -- The drought that has been afflicting most of the Western states for the past 13 years may be a "megadrought," and the likelihood is high that this century could see a multi-decade dry spell like nothing else seen over the past 1,000 years, according to research presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting on Wednesday...

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Global warming? 2013 on pace to be coldest in 20 years

Andrew Freedman, Climate Central
Dec 3 2013 - 11:19am

With a large chunk of the U.S. having endured one of the coldest Thanksgiving holidays in years and even more brutally cold weather in the forecast over the next few days, 2013 is poised to have daily record lows outnumber daily record highs for the first time in more than 20 years.

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Biologists studying stagnation of Utah moose population

A pair of moose graze for food near a home Thursday, December 16, 2010 in Eden, Utah. (NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner)

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 30 2013 - 12:26pm

OGDEN -- Although moose populations are on the decline in many parts of the northern United States, here in Utah, the animals seem to be holding their own -- for now."Our populations are not particularly declining, but they are stagnant in some areas," said Phil Douglass, Northern Region outreach manager for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

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Scare tactics fail climate science, planet

Bloomberg News, Clive Crook
Apr 4 2014 - 10:19am

Why aren't climate scientists winning the argument on climate policy? It sure isn't for lack of effort.The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change just published another vast pile of material, this time focused on "impacts, adaptation and vulnerability." The IPCC says that the new report's "30 chapters, supported by a number of annexes and...

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A cold U.S. Winter for sure, but 8th warmest globally

Andrea Thompson, Climate Central
Mar 19 2014 - 3:05pm

Despite the frigid temperatures that kept those in the eastern United States shivering all winter, the period from December 2013 to February 2014 was the 8th warmest on record globally, the U.S. National Climatic Data Center reported Wednesday. That warmth early in the year could set the stage for another record or near-record warm year, one NCDC...

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GALLERY: Iowa tornado 04-11-11

Jerry Tierney sits in his pickup as he charges his cell phone as Mapleton, Iowa, residents begin clean-up efforts Sunday, April 10, 2011, after a tornado devastated part of the town Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Sioux City Journal, Jim Lee)

The Associated Press
Apr 11 2011 - 10:20am

The weather service said it had confirmed a total of four twisters that touched down in Iowa, damaging homes.

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GALLERY: Australia hit hard by cyclone 02-03-11

A message sprayed on debris shows the spirit of a home-owner after the building was destroyed in Tully, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, after Cyclone Yasi brought heavy rain and howling winds gusting to 186 mph (300 kph). The massive cyclone struck northeastern Australia early Thursday, tearing off roofs, toppling trees and cutting electricity - the most powerful storm to hit the area in nearly a century. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

The Associated Press
Feb 3 2011 - 12:37pm

Cyclone Yasi struck northeastern Australia early Thursday, tearing off roofs, toppling trees and cutting electricity to more than 170,000 people - the most powerful storm to hit the area in nearly a century.

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GALLERY: Australia braces for massive storm 02-02-11

Guests at a the Shangri-La hotel line up to gather in the ballroom in Cairns, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, as a monster cyclone approaches the northeast coast with furious winds, rains and surging seas on a scale unseen in generations. Gusts up to 186 mph (300 kph) were expected when Cyclone Yasi strikes the coast late Wednesday after whipping across Australia's Great Barrier Reef. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

The Associated Press
Feb 2 2011 - 10:58am

Tropical Cyclone Yasi (we call them hurricanes here), is approaching Queensland, Australia, Wednesday Feb. 2, 2011. The Category 5 storm is expected to make landfall at approximately noon GMT Wednesday. Gusts up to 186 mph (300 kph) were expected when Cyclone Yasi strikes the Australian coast Wednesday after whipping across Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The storm front is more than 310 miles (500 kilometers) wide and Yasi is so strong, it could reach far inland before it significantly loses power.

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GALLERY: Winter storm wacks US, again 02-01-11

Snowplows move in tandem in this view through a frosted windshield on US 150 east of Urbana, Ill., Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, Vanda Bidwell)

The Associated Press
Feb 1 2011 - 12:14pm

A blizzard warning is in effect for the central, southern and eastern part of the US where early ice and sleet will give way to six to 20 inches of snow.

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GALLERY: Another winter storm hits East coast 01-27-11

Aaron Hebert, 14, clears the sidewalk in front of his Sherman St. home as his 4-year old German shepherd, Nicky, explores the snow in Norwich, Conn., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. A fast-moving winter storm dumped close to a foot of snow on the region overnight. (AP Photo/The Day, Sean D. Elliot)

The Associated Press
Jan 27 2011 - 11:59am

A fast-moving winter storm dumped close to a foot of snow on the Eastern coast region overnight.

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GALLERY: Flooding in Brazil 01-14-11

Residents look at buildings damaged after a landslide in Teresopolis, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. A new and ominous rain began falling again Friday in mountain towns where mudslides and flooding killed at least 479 people, hindering rescuers' efforts to reach survivors even as relatives hauled the dead down the hills to freshly dug graves. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Standard-Examiner staff, The Associated Press
Jan 14 2011 - 11:48am

Rain is falling again Friday in mountain towns where mudslides and flooding killed at least 479 people, hindering rescuers' efforts to reach survivors

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GALLERY: Winter storm hits southeastern US

Hunt Mallett shovels the sidewalk in front of his business ,The Weinhaus, on Patton Avenue in downtown Asheville Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. Sleet, ice and several inches of snow, as much as 9 inches in some places, blanketed states from Louisiana to the Carolinas mostly unaccustomed to arctic weather and caused at least three deaths and left thousands without power.  (AP Photo/Asheville Citizen-Times, John Coutlakis)

Standard-Examiner staff, The Associated Press
Jan 10 2011 - 11:35am

Sleet, ice and several inches of snow, as much as 9 inches in some places, blanketed states from Louisiana to the Carolinas mostly unaccustomed to arctic weather.

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GALLERY: Flooding in Australia 01/04/11

Men transfer food supplies from a truck to a boat to enable delivery of the goods to people cut off by flood waters in Rockhampton, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. A huge inland sea spawned by more than a week of heavy rain across Queensland state is making its way along the Fitzroy River toward the ocean - and Rockhampton lies in the way.(AP photo/AAP Image, Chris Wills)

Standard-Examiner staff, The Associated Press
Jan 5 2011 - 11:53am

Floodwaters have filled rivers to overflowing and have inundated at least 22 towns and cities in the cattle and fruit and vegetable farming region of Queensland, Australia.

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