Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press

Seth Borenstein

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Recent articles by Seth:

Flight shaming poses threat to airlines: Climate activists, scientists cutting back on air travel

Some global warming scientists and activists are limiting their flying, their consumption of meat and their overall carbon footprints. But others note that aviation is only 3% of global carbon emissions. → Read More

Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints

For years, Kim Cobb was the Indiana Jones of climate science. The Georgia Tech professor flew to the caves of Borneo to study ancient and current climate conditions. She jetted to a remote South Pacific island to see the effects of warming on coral. → Read More

Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints

For years, Kim Cobb was the Indiana Jones of climate science. The Georgia Tech professor flew to the caves of Borneo to study ancient and current climate conditions. She jetted to a remote South... → Read More

Climate simulations are mostly accurate, study finds

WASHINGTON (AP) - The computer models used to simulate what heat-trapping gases will do to global temperatures have been pretty spot-on in their predictions, a new study found. → Read More

Global Carbon Emissions Slow But Still Reach New Record in 2019, Study Shows

"Emissions grew more slowly than last year but we still set a global record." → Read More

Global carbon pollution continues to rise, but more slowly

WASHINGTON (AP) - The world continues to increase the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide it pumps into the air, but it's not rising as fast as in the previous couple years. → Read More

Global carbon pollution continues to rise, but more slowly

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world continues to increase the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide it pumps into the air, but it’s not rising as fast as in the previous couple years. Led by big... → Read More

Warming toll: 1 degree hotter, trillions of tons of ice gone

Since leaders first started talking about tackling the problem of climate change, the world has spewed more heat-trapping gases, gotten hotter and suffered hundreds of extreme weather disasters. Fires have burned, ice has melted and seas have grown. The first United Nations diplomatic conference to tackle climate change was in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Here's what's happened to Earth since: → Read More

Warming toll: 1 degree hotter, trillions of tons of ice gone

Since leaders first started talking about tackling the problem of climate change, the world has spewed more heat-trapping gases, gotten hotter and suffered hundreds of extreme weather disasters. Fires have burned, ice has melted and seas have grown. The first United Nations diplomatic conference to tackle climate change was in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. … → Read More

Warming toll: 1 degree hotter, trillions of tons of ice gone

Since leaders first started talking about tackling the problem of climate change, the world has spewed more heat-trapping gases, gotten hotter and suffered hundreds of extreme weather disasters.... → Read More

Butterfly on a bomb range: How scientists have made the Endangered Species Act work

Nearly 1,500 species have been protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act, and only 11 have gone extinct. When laws are enforced, species can be saved. → Read More

Endangered Species Acts protects rare forms on a military range

At North Carolina's Fort Bragg the Endangered Species Act protects woodpeckers and butterflies found nowhere else. → Read More

A butterfly species once found only on bombing range at Fort Bragg has spread to 8 other sites on the base

The federal Endangered Species Act has helped the St. Francis satyr butterfly thrive on the world’s most populated military installation. → Read More

Butterfly on a bomb range: Endangered Species Act at work

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - In the unlikely setting of the world's most populated military installation, amid all the regimented chaos, you'll find the Endangered Species Act at work. → Read More

Butterfly on a bomb range: Endangered Species Act at work

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — In the unlikely setting of the world’s most populated military installation, amid all the regimented chaos, you’ll find the Endangered Species Act at work. There, as... → Read More

Butterfly on a bomb range: Endangered Species Act at work

In the unlikely setting of the world’s most populated military installation, amid all the regimented chaos, you’ll find the Endangered Species Act at work. There, as a 400-pound explosive resounds in the distance, a tiny St. Francis Satyr butterfly flits among the splotchy leaves, ready to lay as many → Read More

Doctors: Warmer world is unhealthier place for children

WASHINGTON - Children are growing up in a warmer world that will hit them with more and different health problems than their parents experienced, an international report by doctors said. → Read More

Doctors: Warmer world is unhealthier place for children

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children are growing up in a warmer world that will hit them with more and different health problems than their parents experienced, an international report by doctors said. With increasing diarrhea diseases, more dangerous heat waves, air pollution and increases in mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever and malaria, man-made global warming […] → Read More

Doctors: Warmer world is unhealthier place for kids

WASHINGTON — Children are growing up in a warmer world that will hit them with more and different health problems than their parents experienced, an international report by doctors said.With increasing diarrhea diseases, more dangerous heat waves, air... → Read More

Doctors: Warmer world is unhealthier place for children

WASHINGTON (AP) - Children are growing up in a warmer world that will hit them with more and different health problems than their parents experienced, an international report by doctors said. → Read More