Scientists this week will present papers detailing new harmful effects of bisphenol A (BPA), an estrogen-mimicking chemical used in baby bottles and many food cans.
Persistent organic pollutants from thousands of miles away accumulate to unusual levels in the bodies of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic.
"Some of the world's largest airlines called on Tuesday for the industry to set global emissions targets as part of efforts to include aviation in a broader climate agreement at the end of the year."
Witnesses at a Senate Hearing testified about many ways in which the world's oceans are already being affected by global warming.
AFP profiles Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
An ambitious Chinese plan for a national smart grid could provide an opening for US-China technological cooperation.
The U.S. and China are engaged in bilateral negotiations over greenhouse gas reductions, and a deal may be the key to a global climate treaty.
"The El Nino weather pattern, which can bring global weather chaos such as droughts and floods, could develop within weeks, [NOAA's] Climate Prediction Center ...ssid."
"President Obama may attend world climate talks in Copenhagen this December, marking the first visit to the annual U.N. conference by a sitting U.S. president since George H.W. Bush's 1992 trip to Rio de Janeiro."
"Oil prices on Thursday set a new high for the year, buoyed by a weaker dollar and the first drop in unemployment since January."