Global Warming and Climate Change News

Titanic today would encounter more icebergs.
Saturday April 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

As oceans warm and global ambient temperatures rise, glaciers in Greenland and ice sheets in the Antarctic are calving bigger and more numerous icebergs. One the size of Manhattan floated free from Greenland in 2010. [News Source]

Colorado not quite ready for climate change, eco-group says.
Saturday April 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

A nationwide analysis of water supply planning and greenhouse gas reduction efforts by the Natural Resources Defense Council found that while Colorado "has done more than many states, it should engage in more robust planning and implementation to prepare for climate change." [News Source]

Kentucky, Indiana not preparing for climate change.
Saturday April 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

Neither Kentucky nor Indiana are very well prepared to handle how climate change might affect their water resources, according to a new study from the Natural Resources Defense Council. [News Source]

How carbon dioxide melted the world.
Saturday April 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

Rising levels of carbon dioxide really did bring about the end of the most recent ice age, say researchers. By compiling a global climate record, a team has shown that regions in which concentrations of greenhouse gases increased after the warming were exceptions to the big picture. [News Source]

Some ecosystems show resilience in face of global warming.
Saturday April 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

A study by Oregon State University scientists suggests global warming may have less of an impact on runoff and stream flows in drier areas than previously believed. [News Source]

Three cheers for polar bears.
Saturday April 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

New results have seriously challenged the doomsday predictions that Polar Bear populations in the Arctic are in rapid decline due to global warming, climate change and climate disruption. [News Source]

A call to action for indigenous people.
Saturday April 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

Indigenous leaders, scientists and thinkers from as far away as Ecuador convened in Bozeman, Mont., on Friday to discuss climate change in a day-long symposium. The atmosphere reflected an overall sadness that the Earth is changing, coupled with drive to find ways to cope and to heal. [News Source]

Global warming turns up the heat.
Saturday April 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

A new report found 97 percent of Illinoisans live in counties affected by federally declared weather-related disasters since 2006. [News Source]

Different strokes: New lower-pollution auto rickshaw engines could save lives, curb climate change.
Saturday April 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

The two-stroke rickshaw, although convenient in traffic-snarled cities, is a toxic nuisance – but new engines could clean up their act. [News Source]

EU says airline CO2 tax ‘less than a coffee.’
Saturday April 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

The EU's climate commissioner played down the impact of the controversial carbon tax being imposed by the bloc on airlines, saying Friday it would cost less than a cup of coffee per passenger. [News Source]

Climate change making Easter worse for bunnies.
Saturday April 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

Easter is still a great day for worship, candy in baskets, pagan equinox rituals and running around the yard finding eggs, but every year it gets quite a bit worse for bunnies. From the Lower Keys marsh rabbit to the snowshoe hare, the culprit is climate change. [News Source]