CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1998 |
"Global warming" articles are again in the news as summer heat records collapse and Ventura County swelters through weeks of 100-degree temperatures. Although it may feel as though the Earth is getting hotter, global warming is an inaccurate description of what is happening to our weather patterns. A better term is "global climate change."
September 12, 1989 |
ICF Inc., an environmental consulting firm, said it has won a three-year, $37-million contract with the Environmental Protection Agency to help the agency study global climate change. The Fairfax, Va., company said it will assist the EPA in analyzing the impact of global warming and depletion of the Earth's ozone layer on human health and the environment.
December 10, 2001
High-resolution images of Mars' south pole show changes in pits, ridges and mounds on the polar cap that suggest dramatic erosion of the cap's year-round frosty layers, a possible sign of global climate change, researchers reported in the Dec. 7 issue of Science. Photos taken by the Mars Global Surveyor show that as much as a third of the ice in the polar caps turns into gas each summer, much more than previously suspected.
April 26, 2007
Re "Forget the whales -- save the Earth," Opinion, April 21 Hal Clifford anticipates that efforts to address global warming will make environmentalism irrelevant. This is like welcoming quadruple-bypass surgery because it will distract your doctor from reminding you to eat less and exercise more. For decades, environmentalists have presented us with a unified message: Life on this planet depends on the delicate balance of our ecosystem. Had we fully embraced their efforts to protect the habitats of individual endangered species, perhaps the knowledge gained could be helping us save our own now. Instead, decades of trivializing environmentalists (does the term "tree-hugger" sound funny anymore?
February 15, 2003 |
Scientists say they are witnessing evolution in action in a population of North American red squirrels. The creatures are breeding earlier each year -- probably because of climate change. Stan Boutin of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and colleagues have spent nearly 15 years tagging and observing thousands of squirrels in the Canadian Yukon.
July 13, 2007 |
Unless greenhouse gases are sharply reduced in coming decades, Florida could face environmental catastrophe, with rising seas, increasingly violent weather and severe droughts, Gov. Charlie Crist said Thursday. That was the governor's opening statement at the two-day Serve to Preserve Florida Summit on Global Climate Change, which seeks to bring together political, business and environmental leaders to find alternative energy sources and urge conservation to combat the effects of global warming.