Global Warming and Climate Change News

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Greenhouse gas speeded Ice Age melting.
Saturday April 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

A new study in the Journal Nature provides compelling evidence that carbon dioxide was a major driver of climate change at the end of the last Ice Age, supporting the prevailing scientific view that CO2 is also playing a major role in today’s warming global climate. [News Source]

Mountain countries seek to unite, air concerns about climate change.
Saturday April 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

Mountain countries from around the world are seeking a common voice in global climate change negotiations to draw attention to the vulnerabilities of mountain areas. [News Source]

Nuke chief: Wear differs in Onofre reactors.
Saturday April 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

The pattern of premature wear in steam generator tubes differs between the San Onofre nuclear plant’s two reactors, the top U.S. nuclear official said after a tour of the plant Friday. [News Source]

Warming: Scientific fact.
Saturday April 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

Republicans in four different state legislatures again are pushing bills to undercut the teaching of evolution. But this time, there's a twist: The proposals also would require public school science classes to teach that global warming is doubtful, unproven. What's next? No science of any sort allowed in public schools? [News Source]

The March of global warming.
Saturday April 07th 2012, 10:00 AM

In a long-term sense, the warmest March on record for Lincoln is just another dot that must be connected to many others to be considered a trend. Nonetheless, on a 91-degree afternoon, it was difficult to believe that some still deny that global warming is real. [News Source]