Global Warming and Climate Change News

Can America’s cities tackle global warming on their own?
Thursday March 08th 2012, 10:27 AM

Whenever global warming drops off Congress’s radar, some environmentalists point out the real action is occurring locally, anyway. Some 500 U.S. mayors have signed pledges to reduce carbon emissions. Berkeley, for one, promises an 80 percent cut by 2050. But do these plans actually do anything? Read full article >> [News Source]

'SimCity' game rebuilt for age of climate change
Thursday March 08th 2012, 9:37 AM

Climate change is coming to SimCity. [News Source]

'SimCity' game rebuilt for age of climate change
Thursday March 08th 2012, 9:37 AM

Climate change is coming to SimCity. [News Source]

Job loss will bring cleaner air.
Thursday March 08th 2012, 9:00 AM

The 2015 closing of the Portland Generating Station will strike a blow to area employment, but will be a blessing to the natural environment and health, and not just locally as the plant's releases are largely responsible for the harmful air pollution in northern New Jersey. [News Source]

Dredging not biggest threat to coral.
Thursday March 08th 2012, 9:00 AM

Overfishing and farm run-off pose a greater danger to corals on the Great Barrier Reef north of Gladstone than mining development in the town's harbour, a top researcher says. [News Source]

The challenge of leading Asean out of this haze.
Thursday March 08th 2012, 9:00 AM

The recent escalation in the number of "hotspots" as detected from satellite imagery together with the presence of transboundary smoke haze plumes indicating burning activities on the ground in northern parts of Thailand and also covering neighbouring Myanmar and Laos have brought into sharp focus the Asean Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution. [News Source]

Poland warns EU on climate policy.
Thursday March 08th 2012, 9:00 AM

Coal-dependent Poland has warned fellow European Union member states against “gambling with the European economy’s future” as it seeks to thwart a campaign to deepen the bloc’s cuts in greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change. [News Source]

Wind farms: even worse than we though.
Thursday March 08th 2012, 9:00 AM

The Global Warming Policy Foundation has produced yet another devastating report: this time on the economics of wind farms. Turns out they're even worse than we thought. [News Source]

Watchdog warns of gaps in Ontario’s climate change strategy.
Thursday March 08th 2012, 9:00 AM

Ontario’s environmental watchdog warns the province needs to do more to offset the growing impacts of climate change, and is ill-prepared for another ice storm. [News Source]

Kent overlooked calls for ‘transparency’ on climate science research: memos.
Thursday March 08th 2012, 9:00 AM

Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent, overlooked calls from his department to show more "transparency" and delayed the release of a scientific paper on Canada's climate change challenges - prepared several months before the May 2 federal election - until late July, according to internal memos. [News Source]

Voters call for action on climate change.
Thursday March 08th 2012, 9:00 AM

As the Baillieu government prepares to reveal the future of Victoria's climate change laws, a poll has found two-thirds of Coalition voters think the state has a responsibility to cut greenhouse gas emissions. [News Source]