Global Warming and Climate Change News

The world cannot afford to delay drastic emissions cuts, studies show
Wednesday April 16th 2014, 3:09 PM

Delaying reductions would result in faster global warming, and be therefore more difficult to counteract in future years The world cannot afford to wait any longer to make drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, two new studies have shown, as the United Nations climate change talks in Warsaw enter their final stage. The research, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, shows that ... [News Source]

EPA scores big win to limit mercury in power plants.
Wednesday April 16th 2014, 10:00 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency took home a victory Tuesday when an appeals court upheld the agency’s pollution limits for mercury and air toxics from power plants. [News Source]

Scientists discover how to generate solar power in the dark.
Wednesday April 16th 2014, 10:00 AM

The next big thing in solar energy could be microscopic. Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have devised a way to store solar energy in molecules that can then be tapped to heat homes, water or used for cooking. [News Source]

Here’s what fracking can do to your health.
Wednesday April 16th 2014, 10:00 AM

If you know one thing about fracking, it might be that the wells have been linked to explosive tap water. Of course, a tendency toward combustion isn't the biggest problem with gas-infused water; it's what could happen to you when you drink it. [News Source]

Jimmy Carter comes out against Keystone.
Wednesday April 16th 2014, 10:00 AM

Former president Jimmy Carter has joined a group of Nobel laureates who oppose construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. [News Source]

US greenhouse gas emissions fall 10 pct since 2005: EPA.
Wednesday April 16th 2014, 10:00 AM

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2012, more than halfway toward the United States' 2020 target pledged at United Nations climate talks, according to the latest national emissions inventory. [News Source]

Africa and Brazil ahead of Arctic in oil exploration.
Wednesday April 16th 2014, 10:00 AM

Africa and Brazil are more attractive areas for oil and gas exploration than the Arctic, where firms will need 15 to 20 years to tap reserves due to the harsh climate, the chief executive of Norway’s DNV GL said. [News Source]

Climate costs ‘may prove much higher’ – report.
Wednesday April 16th 2014, 10:00 AM

There may be a higher price for our descendants to pay for the greenhouse gas build-up, researchers say, as the real costs are updated. [News Source]

Save the world, work less.
Wednesday April 16th 2014, 10:00 AM

It's time to revive the forgotten goal of spending less time on our jobs. [News Source]

A brutal allergy season is ahead. Blame the polar vortex.
Wednesday April 16th 2014, 10:00 AM

This winter's cold snaps helped spawn a spring allergy season so intense that it already has its own headline-ready nickname: the "pollen vortex." [News Source]

Use Earth’s heat, scientists suggest.
Wednesday April 16th 2014, 10:00 AM

South Africa should give more serious thought to digging deep underground to tap the buried heat of the Earth to generate more electricity, suggest geology and climate-change researchers. [News Source]