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Changing Climate

In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 01:07 PM CDT

Carbon Dioxide Reaches Levels Not Seen in 3 Million Years

Carbon Dioxide Reaches Levels Not Seen in 3 Million Years

This weekend, Earth's atmosphere had a concentration of carbon dioxide last seen more than 3 million years ago, before humans had evolved, NBC News reported. The greenhouse gas was detected at 415 parts per...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 06:32 AM CDT

Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

For sale: waterfront property with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Waves erode beach regularly. Flooding gets worse every year. Saltwater damage to lawn. Asking price: anyone's guess. Some research...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 05:47 PM CDT

NYC Mayor Holds Green New Deal Rally in Trump Tower's Lobby

NYC Mayor Holds Green New Deal Rally in Trump Tower's Lobby

Mayor Bill de Blasio scheduled a rally Monday morning at President Donald Trump’s doorsteps — right in the lobby of Trump Tower — to promote the city's Green New Deal which aims to make the city carbon-neutral...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 12:08 PM CDT

UN: Plastic Waste Pact Approved With US Among Few Holdouts

UN: Plastic Waste Pact Approved With US Among Few Holdouts

Almost every country in the world has agreed on a legally binding framework for reducing polluting plastic waste, with the United States a notable exception, United Nations environmental officials said...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 02:46 PM CDT

Solar for All? Removing Financial Obstacles to Green Energy

Solar for All? Removing Financial Obstacles to Green Energy

Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Illinois and more than a dozen other states are investing in programs to make clean energy available to low- and moderate-income households and to give jobs to people like...

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Wind Advisory: What to Expect, Timing for Storms Monday
Wind Advisory: What to Expect, Timing for Storms Monday

Monday presents a real concern for widespread severe weather for portions of northwestern Texas and up into Oklahoma.

Watch: DFW, AA Discuss New Terminal F Construction
Watch: DFW, AA Discuss New Terminal F Construction

Dallas-Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport and American Airlines are sharing plans Monday to develop a sixth terminal at the airport, Terminal F.

Thinking About Going Storm Chasing? Forget About It
Thinking About Going Storm Chasing? Forget About It

Today's risk of severe weather features a "high risk" category up toward Wichita Falls, Childress and much of Oklahoma. If that wasn't bad enough, there's also likely to be gridlock on many of the rural roads...

Transgender Woman Whose Assault Went Viral Is Fatally Shot
Transgender Woman Whose Assault Went Viral Is Fatally Shot

The transgender woman whose April assault in a Dallas parking lot was captured on video and went viral, was shot and killed Saturday morning, police say.

Trump Warns Iran Not to Threaten US or It Will Face 'End'
Trump Warns Iran Not to Threaten US or It Will Face 'End'

President Donald Trump warned Iran early on Monday not to threaten the United States again or it'll face its "official end," shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad overnight. Trump's...

Local Pastor Gave Police Tip That Led to Sabatka's Rescue
Local Pastor Gave Police Tip That Led to Sabatka's Rescue

Fort Worth leaders and residents Sunday embraced a good Samaritan credited with leading police to a kidnapping victim and the man accused of snatching her from her mother's arms.