Saturday June 25th 2016, 10:00 AMBritain’s stunning vote Thursday to leave the European Union was part of a dramatic internal struggle over the country’s identity, culture and independence that will transform its role in the world for the foreseeable future. [News Source]
Brexit’s lesson: Do not underestimate angry voters.
German government agrees to ban fracking after years of dispute.
Saturday June 25th 2016, 10:00 AMGerman politicians have approved a law that bans fracking, ending years of dispute over the controversial technology to release oil and gas locked deep underground. [News Source]
The world Is nearing peak fossil fuels (especially the developed world).
Saturday June 25th 2016, 10:00 AMWorldwide use of fossil fuels will peak in 2025. Solar will be the least expensive form of electricity by 2030. And, by 2040, zero-emission forms of power will represent 60% of the global mix. [News Source]
Greenbrier under 3 feet of mud after West Va. flood.
Saturday June 25th 2016, 10:00 AMPer PGA Tour official Ken Tackett, The Greenbrier Resort, the site of the Tour's Greenbrier Classic in just two weeks, is under 3 feet of mud Friday after torrential flooding ripped through West Virginia on Thursday. [News Source]
Houses swept away, others destroyed in White Sulphur Springs.
Saturday June 25th 2016, 10:00 AMFlooding devastated White Sulphur Springs on Thursday and Friday, destroying dozens of houses, with some shoved off their foundations, and others simply disappeared, washed away in the torrent of water. [News Source]
Christiana Figueres to make run for U.N. Secretary-General .
Saturday June 25th 2016, 10:00 AMUnited Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres plans to announce her candidacy to be the next U.N. secretary-general, E&E has learned. [News Source]
Why an E.U. without Britain is bad news for the fight against climate change.
Saturday June 25th 2016, 10:00 AMIt’s not just the upheaval in global financial markets. Now that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, there may also be negative consequences for international climate change policy, a number of climate change advocates and analysts say. [News Source]
‘Catastrophic’ California wildfires could erupt in ‘unprecedented’ 66 million dead trees.
Saturday June 25th 2016, 10:00 AMAn estimated 66 million dead trees in a six-county region of Southern California are a tinder box just waiting to be ignited, US officials say. [News Source]
American drivers regain appetite for gas guzzlers.
Saturday June 25th 2016, 10:00 AMThe single most effective action that most Americans can take to help reduce the dangerous emissions that cause climate change? Buy a more fuel-efficient car. [News Source]
Lamentable Brexit poses global challenge.
Saturday June 25th 2016, 10:00 AMThe impact from the risk British voters took in choosing to exit the European Union extends well beyond the United Kingdom. [News Source]
Shock, sadness, anger: Here’s what scientists are tweeting about #Brexit.
Saturday June 25th 2016, 10:00 AMU.K. scientists overwhelmingly wanted their country to stay in the European Union, and many took to Twitter today to vent their frustration over the outcome of yesterday's referendum—as did colleagues from around the world. [News Source]