Global Warming and Climate Change News

Cordova reclamation unwise, climate commission warns
Saturday February 25th 2012, 6:15 PM

The ongoing reclamation project in Cordova town may end up a poor investment for its planners due to the global warming phenomenon, a member of the Climate Change Commission said yesterday. [News Source]

Deniers polarise
Saturday February 25th 2012, 2:24 PM

The manner in which a leading scientist recently obtained vital information on global warming from the Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based think tank, may seem incredible to someone unaware about the climate change wars. [News Source]

Renewable energy riding high.
Saturday February 25th 2012, 9:00 AM

Over the past two years, China has already leapfrogged competitors from Denmark, Germany, Spain and the United States to become the world's largest maker of wind turbines and solar panels. [News Source]

Old king coal.
Saturday February 25th 2012, 9:00 AM

As China and India race towards prosperity, they will burn coal in huge volumes. The resulting emissions of carbon dioxide will be among the biggest hurdles in the way of a global agreement on limiting climate change. [News Source]

Obama pitches a clean energy plan with no ‘silver bullet’ for high gas prices.
Saturday February 25th 2012, 9:00 AM

President Obama accused Republican lawmakers yesterday of being dishonest when blaming him for the rise in gasoline prices and promised to strengthen investments in fossil fuel replacements like algae and other renewable sources. [News Source]

Forests: The fire next time.
Saturday February 25th 2012, 9:00 AM

The combination of a predicted increase in heatwaves and the carbon stored in the world's soils is reason for alarm. [News Source]

Texas drought eases, but it’s too late for some.
Saturday February 25th 2012, 9:00 AM

Defying seasonal climate forecasts, this winter has been very good to Texas, which has been locked in the grips of one of the worst droughts in state history. But the unexpectedly generous winter storms have come too late for some farmers, since water supplies are still running low. [News Source]

Taking temperature of the city’s arts scene amid a pleasant winter.
Saturday February 25th 2012, 9:00 AM

Such are the delights of being an arts organization this winter, when snowy events are rare footnotes to a season where streets have remained clear of ice, snow and slush and Chicagoans have enjoyed getting out to concert halls, theaters, movie houses, music clubs, museums, and restaurants. [News Source]

How Nike, Wal-Mart and Ikea save money and slash carbon by shipping smarter.
Saturday February 25th 2012, 9:00 AM

With the U.S. average price of diesel at $4 per gallon, companies that move goods and have not planned for $5 diesel risk seeing profit margins disappear. [News Source]

Keeping up with the Green Gastronomic Jones’.
Saturday February 25th 2012, 9:00 AM

The National Restaurant Association’s survey of “What’s Hot in 2012” placed local sourcing, sustainability and kitchen gardens all in the top ten. To stay current, culinary schools are starting to add courses in eco-conscious cooking to their curricula. [News Source]

Global opposition grows against EU emissions law.
Saturday February 25th 2012, 9:00 AM

The rest of the world is furious at the EU's plan to impose emissions fees on airlines flying to Europe. This week, representatives of almost two dozen countries met in Moscow to sign a joint protest. Some say that a trade war may be imminent. [News Source]