Weather Environment

  • Floods Hammer U.S., China

    Major flooding hit Colorado, Virginia and Pennsylvania in the U.S. yesterday, and China saw its worst flooding in 50 years in the southwestern part of the country.

  • Taken through a glass window, buildings are obscured by haze in Beijing, China.

    A report that increasing air pollution in China is cutting short the life span of people is yet another piece of bad news for the country struggling with decade-slow growth.

  • A new study finds that air pollution in the north of China has reduced life expectancy by an average of 5 and a half years. CNBC's Asia Squawk box team has more.

  • U.S. businesses are missing out on $190 billion a year in cost savings from efficiency measures. Is your business among them?

  • How Much is a Fish Worth?

    Marine biologists are using fishing to show policymakers the value of preserving habitat, rather than developing it, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • President Barack Obama feels the heat as he unveils his plan on climate change June 25 at Georgetown University in Washington.

    The US Chamber of Commerce said the president's Climate Action Plan punishes Americans with higher energy bills and fewer jobs. But a new study finds the opposite.

  • We Need to Deliver a Cost Decline: E.ON CEO

    Johannes Teysse, chairman and CEO of E.ON, tells CNBC that they need to prove it¿s possible to deliver a cost decline in renewable energy.

  • Will Britain's Wind Industry Take Off?

    Steve Sedgwick goes to Margate in Kent to check out the world's largest operating offshore wind farm. But there are real concerns about this renewable energy source.

  • Cutting Energy Costs

    Opower has helped save 2 TwH of energy, and $280 millions in energy bills, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman. Opower shows energy hogs how to reduce use.

  • Excessive Heat Warning in Vegas

    19 firefighters have been killed trying to battle a fast-moving wildfire in Arizona. CNBC's Jane Wells reports there is a high heat warning in Las Vegas until Thursday night.

  • President Unveils Climate Plan

    The president wants to limit carbon emissions and hopes to double electric capacity on federal lands, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • President Proposes Limits on Carbon Dioxide

    President Obama wants to limit carbon emissions, and says the Keystone Pipeline should not be approved unless it does not increase them. The "Power Lunch" crew discusses.

  • At least 160 people have died and thousands are stranded or missing after brief torrential rains in northeast of Delhi. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Haze from fires in Indonesia blanketing Singapore could persist for weeks or longer, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Thursday.

  • Don Griffith, President of North American Weather Consultants discusses if cloud seeding can tackle air pollution by creating precipitation and rainfalls.

  • Smog so dense you can hardly see and people walking around with face masks on: scenes often associated with polluted Beijing actually describe Singapore.

  • Tourists gather to take photographs of the haze covered Marina Bay Sands hotel on June 18, 2013 in Singapore.

    Sales of air purifiers and face masks have surged after Singapore's pollution index hit the "hazardous" end of the scale Wednesday night. The haze is a result of slash-and-burn land clearing from the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

  • A US coal-burning plant.

    President Obama will target carbon emissions from power plants as part of a climate change agenda expected to be rolled out in the next few weeks.

  • A view from Mount Faber hill shows residential and commercial buildings shrouded in haze in Singapore on June 17, 2013.

    This aren't images of smog in Beijing or even Hong Kong, but Singapore. Haze blanketed the city-state for a second consecutive day as a result of forest fires from the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

  • Severe Storms Slam Northeast

    A family was trapped in their SUV in Iowa Wednesday night after a severe storm triggered flash flooding. Weather Channel's Kelly Cass reports on the weather forecast for the Northeast.