Global Warming and Climate Change News

For coal-fired plants, greater scrutiny.
Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AM

Many public health and environmental advocates say too little attention has been paid to "legacy" power plants grandfathered in under the 1977 Clean Air Act and largely exempted from its requirement that facilities use the best pollution-control technology. [News Source]

A new test for business and biofuel.
Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AM

An unusual experiment featuring equal parts science, environmental optimism and Native American capitalist ambition is unfolding here on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in southwest Colorado. It has the twin goals of making fuel from algae and reducing emissions of heat-trapping gases. [News Source]

Researchers: shrinking Teton glaciers will affect Utah water.
Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AM

Glaciers on the iconic Teton Range are shrinking, researchers say, joining a growing list of glaciers in North America and beyond that are losing their surface area and potentially reducing the water supply for nearby regions. [News Source]

For coal-fired plants, greater scrutiny.
Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AM

Many public health and environmental advocates say too little attention has been paid to "legacy" power plants grandfathered in under the 1977 Clean Air Act and largely exempted from its requirement that facilities use the best pollution-control technology. [News Source]

Ripples of dispute surround tiny island in East Africa.
Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AM

Migingo Island, on the border of Kenya and Uganda, is an angler’s paradise. But Nile perch stocks are down by nearly 70 percent, threatening a crucial industry worth hundreds of millions of dollars. And there may be an even bigger issue here: the rapidly receding lake. [News Source]

Kindling for climate change.
Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AM

As climate change alters the atmosphere and landscape in the Arctic, another image might need to be added to that list: fire. As the temperature in the Arctic has risen, the number of lightning strikes has increased 20-fold. An increase in fires might ultimately contribute to further warming. [News Source]

A new test for business and biofuel.
Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AM

An unusual experiment featuring equal parts science, environmental optimism and Native American capitalist ambition is unfolding here on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in southwest Colorado. It has the twin goals of making fuel from algae and reducing emissions of heat-trapping gases. [News Source]

Program cut to hurt NV, nation’s driest state.
Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AM

Nevada will lose enough water to supply 130,000 households annually because the state's cloud-seeding program is being closed due to budget cuts. [News Source]

Best wines will come from Scotland if climate change is not stopped, French chefs say.
Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AM

Prominent French chefs have given warning that the country's wines will lose their complexity and the best produce will come from Scotland if the effects of climate change are not tackled. [News Source]

Researchers: shrinking Teton glaciers will affect Utah water.
Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AM

Glaciers on the iconic Teton Range are shrinking, researchers say, joining a growing list of glaciers in North America and beyond that are losing their surface area and potentially reducing the water supply for nearby regions. [News Source]

Climate bill would bloat federal agencies.
Monday August 17th 2009, 10:00 AM

The House-passed climate change bill, if enacted, would expand the federal government so much that it would take billions of dollars and thousands of new employees to implement. [News Source]