Global Warming and Climate Change News

False alarm.
Sunday February 07th 2016, 9:00 AM

Despite all evidence to the contrary, the entire country became alarmed over the report that, ironically, Israelis in saner times would consider as “ rosh katan” – literally “small head” or slang for short-sight - ed and simplistic. [News Source]

A small New England college goes 100 percent solar.
Sunday February 07th 2016, 9:00 AM

Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., will soon be home to a 'living building' and become the only residential college generating 100 percent of its electricity from solar panels. [News Source]

Nevada’s perplexing war on solar.
Sunday February 07th 2016, 9:00 AM

It seems a state that once was in love with the solar industry has, in recent weeks, launched a perplexing, de facto war against it. [News Source]

U.S. seafood species highly vulnerable to climate change, study says.
Sunday February 07th 2016, 9:00 AM

The celebrated seafood of the northeast US, such Maine lobster and New England clams, is under threat from warming temperatures and ocean acidification, a new study warns. [News Source]

Why Africa doesn’t need Bjorn Lomborg’s fossil fuel PR.
Sunday February 07th 2016, 9:00 AM

The fossil fuel industry and their cheerleaders are trying to peddle the myth that “Africa” simply can’t develop without incredible amounts of fossil fuels. The latest salvo in this PR affront comes from the Danish political scientist, and fossil fuel cheerleader, Bjorn Lomborg. [News Source]

Oil trains face tough haul in California.
Sunday February 07th 2016, 9:00 AM

A statewide conflict over whether to allow more trains carrying crude oil into California is coming to a head in communities hundreds of miles apart. [News Source]

Watch all of 2015’s weather in super high-def.
Sunday February 07th 2016, 9:00 AM

Another year of wild weather is behind us. But thanks to EUMETSAT, you can now relive it in amazing high-definition video from space. [News Source]

Unusually warm Arctic winter stuns scientists with record low ice extent for January.
Sunday February 07th 2016, 9:00 AM

Right about now, Arctic sea ice should be building up toward its annual maximum, making most of the region impenetrable to all but the most hardened icebreakers. Instead, January and indeed much of the winter so far has been unusually mild throughout large parts of the Arctic. [News Source]

Beyond the headlines.
Sunday February 07th 2016, 9:00 AM

Peter Dykstra shares some good news this week with host Steve Curwood. There are large reductions in air pollution costs and less toxins in fish. They also look back at Donald Trump’s battle against Scottish wind power. [News Source]

Watch Bill Maher mock climate change skeptics with attack ad against Punxsutawney Phil.
Sunday February 07th 2016, 9:00 AM

Bill Maher is no stranger to making fun of Republicans for their penchant to deny climate change. On Friday night he took that mockery a step further by releasing a mock attack ad, noting that the Iowa caucuses fell on the same day as Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring. [News Source]

A taxing situation.
Sunday February 07th 2016, 9:00 AM

Since late-December, we have been following the grassroots effort in Washington state to implement a revenue-neutral carbon tax to reduce emissions. This effort has run into a number of setbacks, largely stemming from a failure to attract vocal support from conservatives and Republicans, despite the marketing of the proposal as the best way to overcome the state’s partisan divide on climate. [News Source]