Global Warming and Climate Change News

Unabomber billboard on climate change taken down; Heartland Institute loses Diageo’s support
Friday May 11th 2012, 5:46 PM

A billboard suggesting that those who believe in global warming are as crazy as the Unabomber was taken down less than 24 hours after it went up--but not before the group behind the ad lost another prominent backer. A quote, attributed to Ted Kaczynski, was displayed on the electronic billboard: "I still believe in global [...] [News Source]

Unabomber billboard on climate change taken down; Heartland Institute loses Diageo’s support
Friday May 11th 2012, 5:46 PM

A billboard suggesting that those who believe in global warming are as crazy as the Unabomber was taken down less than 24 hours after it went up--but not before the group behind the ad lost another prominent backer. A quote, attributed to Ted Kaczynski, was displayed on the electronic billboard: "I still believe in global [...] [News Source]

What's Actually Interesting About Covering Climate Change
Friday May 11th 2012, 5:39 PM

While climate change may be complex and difficult terrain, rediscovering our industrial infrastructure is compelling.A coal mine in Utah (Reuters).The Rio+20 UN summit is just around the corner, the latest ... [News Source]

What's Actually Interesting About Covering Climate Change
Friday May 11th 2012, 5:39 PM

While climate change may be complex and difficult terrain, rediscovering our industrial infrastructure is compelling.A coal mine in Utah (Reuters).The Rio+20 UN summit is just around the corner, the latest ... [News Source]

Our Bad: Historic Paper Ties Texas Droughts to Human-Caused Climate Change
Friday May 11th 2012, 12:12 PM

On April 22, 2011, Texas Governor Rick Perry, who has resisted the science of man-made global warming, led the state in prayer: "I, Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, under the authority vested in me ... [News Source]

After dry ‘rainy season,’ California faces high wildfire risks.
Friday May 11th 2012, 10:00 AM

Californians can expect to see an increased threat of wildfires in coming decades. Climate researchers predict that over the next 75 years, warmer winters, reduced snowpack, earlier snowmelts, and hotter, drier summers will lead to more wildfires in forested parts of the state. [News Source]

Canada’s oil sand battle with Europe.
Friday May 11th 2012, 10:00 AM

The government of Alberta has released a study into the extra carbon emitted by crude produced using oil sands instead of more conventional sources. The study found that emissions from oil-sand crude are just 12 percent higher than from regular crude. But the report was not just about the science. It also sent a political signal to Europe. [News Source]

In search of the best energy ideas.
Friday May 11th 2012, 10:00 AM

Arun Majumdar is stepping down after three years at the head of the U.S. Department of Energy's advanced energy research arm. Majumdar has led the agency's quest for what Energy Secretary Steven Chu has called "a second Industrial Revolution." [News Source]

Solar project in desert gets boost from California Legislature.
Friday May 11th 2012, 10:00 AM

Despite strong opposition from environmentalists, the state Assembly on Thursday approved controversial legislation that allows a solar energy developer to bypass local agencies in seeking to build a large-scale power plant. [News Source]

Bill to ban sustainability and climate action fails in Arizona.
Friday May 11th 2012, 10:00 AM

A high-profile bill in Arizona to abolish sustainability efforts died last week, yet its defeat isn't deterring lawmakers in three other states from trying to pass related policies into law. [News Source]

Melting sea ice could lead to pressure on Arctic fishery.
Friday May 11th 2012, 10:00 AM

With melting sea ice opening up previously inaccessible parts of the Arctic Ocean, the fishing industry sees a potential bonanza. But some scientists and government officials have begun calling for a moratorium on fishing in the region until the true state of the Arctic fishery is assessed. [News Source]