Global Warming and Climate Change News

The Best Part About Global Warming
Friday March 02nd 2012, 5:33 PM

Our mild winter may be a sign of global warming, but the good news is it may also mean a shorter and less severe flu season. [News Source]

The Best Part About Global Warming
Friday March 02nd 2012, 12:50 PM

Our mild winter may be another sign of global warming, but the good news is it meant a shorter and less severe flu season. [News Source]

Obama seeks to end subsidies for oil and gas companies.
Friday March 02nd 2012, 9:00 AM

President Obama asked Congress on Thursday to end $4 billion in subsidies for oil and gas companies and vowed to tackle the country’s long-term energy issues. [News Source]

Oceans’ acidic shift may be fastest in 300 million years.
Friday March 02nd 2012, 9:00 AM

The world's oceans are turning acidic at what could be the fastest pace of any time in the past 300 million years, even more rapidly than during a monster emission of planet-warming carbon 56 million years ago, scientists said on Thursday. [News Source]

Rising temps in northwest may impact hydro, California.
Friday March 02nd 2012, 9:00 AM

In Washington, Oregon, and particularly California, far less snow and rain has fallen this winter than usual and it has many people worried about water supplies further into spring and summer. [News Source]

Giant new plant shows coal power isn’t going away.
Friday March 02nd 2012, 9:00 AM

The Prairie State power plant, set amid farm fields and woods in southwestern Illinois, will start producing power soon, beginning a life of burning local coal that's expected to last until at least the 2040s. It is the largest coal-fired power plant built in the United States in the last 30 years. [News Source]

Loss of Arctic sea ice may lead to mercury deposits.
Friday March 02nd 2012, 9:00 AM

Significant declines in perennial Arctic sea ice over the past decade may be intensifying a chemical reaction that leads to deposits of toxic mercury, a NASA-led study showed on Thursday. [News Source]

Imported air pollution.
Friday March 02nd 2012, 9:00 AM

Homegrown air pollution is bad enough, but for years scientists have tracked pollution rising out of Asia, crossing the Pacific Ocean, and descending over the western United States. Now they are able to sort out the imported air pollution from local varieties. [News Source]

On energy, Obama avoiding ghost of Jimmy Carter.
Friday March 02nd 2012, 9:00 AM

On substance, the two presidents’ approaches bear many similarities: Both embrace conservation — including, in Obama’s case, a drive for energy-efficient buildings and higher vehicle fuel efficiency standards. Both talk up wind and solar power and both lean heavily on the Energy Department. [News Source]

Sinking islands to be abandoned?
Friday March 02nd 2012, 9:00 AM

Another part of Australia is being regularly inundated yet the people affected feel like they're being ignored. Climate projections suggest six low-lying islands will only get worse and the people fear that secret plans are being made to abandon the islands. [News Source]

Region to pay hefty price of climate change.
Friday March 02nd 2012, 9:00 AM

For climate scientists, Central America’s future will bring higher temperatures, dangerous changes in rainfall patterns, stronger and more frequent hurricanes, and stress on hydrologic resources. [News Source]