climate change

Pope Francis (Photo by Osservatore Romano/Getty Images)

Pope’s Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives’ Distrust

Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.

01/21/2015

Environmentalists Lose Ally In Congress With Boxer Retiring

Environmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office.

01/09/2015

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US Mayors Unanimously Pass Climate Change Ideas

A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country unanimously approved a resolution Monday that calls on cities to use natural solutions to fight the effects of climate change.

06/23/2014

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson speaks at a press conference. (credit: Brian Harkin/Getty Images)

Exxon CEO: Oil Will Be Top Energy Source For Years

The CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp. says alternative fuels will grow but that oil will remain the world’s leading source of energy for another quarter century.

05/28/2014

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Evolution At Issue Again In Textbook Debate

Texas is bracing for another clash over how to teach evolution, as the board of education approves new science textbooks. A final public hearing is set for Wednesday.

11/20/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz

Green Groups Give Cruz Climate Denier Award

A coalition of environmental groups has given U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and other Republican politicians an award for denying climate change.

08/13/2013

ABILENE, TX - JULY 26:  Cattle are held in a pen prior to going up for sale at Abilene Livestock Auction July 26, 2011 in Abilene, Texas. A severe drought in the region has caused shortages of grass, hay and water forcing ranchers to thin their herds. The Abilene Livestock Auction has been selling at least two to three times the number of cattle each week compared to last year.  The past nine months have been the driest in Texas since record keeping began in 1895, with 75% of the state classified as "exceptional drought", the highest classification.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Seeking Hardier Breeds For Drought, Climate Change

In Texas, a rancher is breeding cattle with genes that trace to animals from Africa and India, where their ancestors developed tolerance to heat and drought.

08/08/2012