Global Warming and Climate Change News

Yosemite's alpine chipmunks take genetic hit from climate change
Sunday February 19th 2012, 7:15 PM

Global warming has driven Yosemite's alpine chipmunks to higher ground, prompting a startling decline in the species' genetic diversity, according to a new study. The genetic erosion occurred in the relatively short span of 90 years, highlighting the rapid threat changing climate can pose to a species. [News Source]

Leaks: Teaching schoolchildren climate change scepticism
Sunday February 19th 2012, 3:07 PM

Leaked documents from a prominent conservative think tank show how it sought to teach schoolchildren scepticism about global warming. [News Source]

Pollution and human rights: Bricks of clay and men of straw.
Sunday February 19th 2012, 9:00 AM

The exhaust from India's brick kilns mixes with diesel emissions and other fumes to form a vast brown smog, known as an atmospheric brown cloud, which is up to 3km thick and thousands of kilometres long. Two of its main ingredient are important contributors to the greenhouse effect, and thus to climate change. [News Source]

The warmth of winter is casting a chill on ice fishing.
Sunday February 19th 2012, 9:00 AM

If the nation’s unusually warm winter has left most people pleasantly puzzled, it has meant a gloomy slowdown in the world of ice fishing, a beloved long-held tradition in states like Minnesota. [News Source]

Rising gas prices give GOP issue to attack Obama.
Sunday February 19th 2012, 9:00 AM

Rising gasoline prices, trumpeted in foot-tall numbers on street corners across the country, are causing concern among advisers to President Obama that a budding sense of economic optimism could be undermined just as he heads into the general election. [News Source]

Drawing the line at power lines.
Sunday February 19th 2012, 9:00 AM

As plans for the Keystone XL pipeline faltered over the last six months, its route through a pristine aquifer in Nebraska proved to be its fatal political flaw. But, in the popular mind, the biggest concerns was the vision of a big metal pipe full of thick crude coursing under America’s pristine heartland. [News Source]

Winter of misplaced content.
Sunday February 19th 2012, 9:00 AM

As Cape Codders, we have a reputation for being more than a little complacent about fluctuations in our weather. But although the bunting might not be the proverbial canary in the coal mine, we would do well to heed its arrival. [News Source]

Wildfires kill 339,000 people per year: Study.
Sunday February 19th 2012, 9:00 AM

Wildfires, peat fires and controlled burns on farming lands kill 339,000 people worldwide each year, said a study released on Saturday that is the first to estimate a death toll for landscape fires. The research also suggested a significant link between climate and fire mortality. [News Source]

Pollution and human rights: Bricks of clay and men of straw.
Sunday February 19th 2012, 9:00 AM

The exhaust from India's brick kilns mixes with diesel emissions and other fumes to form a vast brown smog, known as an atmospheric brown cloud, which is up to 3km thick and thousands of kilometres long. Two of its main ingredient are important contributors to the greenhouse effect, and thus to climate change. [News Source]

The warmth of winter is casting a chill on ice fishing.
Sunday February 19th 2012, 9:00 AM

If the nation’s unusually warm winter has left most people pleasantly puzzled, it has meant a gloomy slowdown in the world of ice fishing, a beloved long-held tradition in states like Minnesota. [News Source]

Rising gas prices give GOP issue to attack Obama.
Sunday February 19th 2012, 9:00 AM

Rising gasoline prices, trumpeted in foot-tall numbers on street corners across the country, are causing concern among advisers to President Obama that a budding sense of economic optimism could be undermined just as he heads into the general election. [News Source]