Global Warming and Climate Change News

Offshore drilling foes invoke 1953 law to prod Obama on US ban.
Tuesday May 24th 2016, 10:00 AM

An obscure provision that’s been used to preserve coral reefs and walrus feeding grounds empowers presidents to exclude waters from future oil and gas development. [News Source]

Barrow posts record-early spring snowmelt.
Tuesday May 24th 2016, 10:00 AM

The quick melt of Barrow's snow followed a series of other quick warmups and temperature records in Alaska and around the Arctic and subarctic. It also fits a pattern, with similar events happening in the prior two years. [News Source]

Dogs as sentinels: Blue-green algae brings toxic mystery to Minn. waters.
Tuesday May 24th 2016, 10:00 AM

Across Minnesota each summer, sky-blue waters transform into pea-green soup. It's happening more often -- and farther north -- than ever before, suggesting that climate change is a key player. [News Source]

Could UAE solar push lead a trend for the Gulf?
Tuesday May 24th 2016, 10:00 AM

As the Gulf states take steps to expand their use of clean energy, a bold plan by the United Arab Emirates to boost its use of renewable electricity from less than 1 percent to 24 percent in the next five years could be a game-changer for the region, experts say. [News Source]

Alberta legislature braces for government’s controversial climate change bill.
Tuesday May 24th 2016, 10:00 AM

The Notley government is set to introduce long-awaited legislation that will detail how the province plans to carry out its sweeping climate change strategy. [News Source]

Coal plants disappeared from MISO – and so did demand.
Tuesday May 24th 2016, 10:00 AM

Consumers Energy Co. retired its Classic Seven coal-fired units in Michigan last month, permanently erasing 950 megawatts of generating capacity. [News Source]

VIDEO: Watch fuzzy albatross chicks saved from rising seas.
Tuesday May 24th 2016, 10:00 AM

On Oahu, scientists are establishing an albatross colony protected from sea level rise and high waves, both likely effects of climate change. [News Source]

Trump proposes wall to protect golf resort from rising seas.
Tuesday May 24th 2016, 10:00 AM

Donald Trump wants to build another huge wall, this time to keep out the rising seas threatening to swamp his luxury golf resort in Ireland. [News Source]

Exxon investors seek assurance as climate shifts, along with attitudes.
Tuesday May 24th 2016, 10:00 AM

A growing chorus of shareholders is worried the energy giant is not adequately preparing for tighter times in light of the Paris accord. [News Source]

Abrupt Atlantic Ocean changes may have been natural.
Tuesday May 24th 2016, 10:00 AM

Climate change may not have been to blame for an abrupt recent slowdown of a sweeping Atlantic Ocean current, a change that delivered an intense pulse of ocean warming and sea level rise through the Gulf of Maine and elsewhere along the East Coast. [News Source]

House bill adds controversial measures ahead of conference.
Tuesday May 24th 2016, 10:00 AM

The long-awaited conference committee that will resolve differences between the House's and Senate's competing energy bills is expected to take at least an initial step this week, as lawmakers race the clock in the hopes of getting the first major energy bill signed into law in nearly a decade. [News Source]