Global Warming and Climate Change News

Australia gets new climate change ambassador
Saturday May 12th 2012, 11:40 PM

DIPLOMAT Justin Lee has been named Australia's new climate change ambassador. [News Source]

New climate change ambassador
Saturday May 12th 2012, 11:05 PM

A new climate change ambassador has been appointed to continue the push for further global action on the issue on Australia's behalf. [News Source]

Interview with Greenpeace head Kumi Naidoo: ‘We are losing the planet.’
Saturday May 12th 2012, 10:00 AM

The environmental movement is losing momentum and governments around the world are ignoring their responsibility for slowing climate change. Greenpeace head Kumi Naidoo, however, remains optimistic. [News Source]

Massive carbon-capture facility spawns skepticism and hope.
Saturday May 12th 2012, 10:00 AM

The world's largest facility for filtering carbon dioxide out of industrial emissions was inaugurated in Norway this week. While some see it as a godsend in efforts to reach environmental targets, others find the technology too dangerous and expensive. [News Source]

On the knife’s edge in Ethiopia.
Saturday May 12th 2012, 10:00 AM

A vortex of population growth, land scarcity and a changing climate has wrenched Shashemene and much of densely populated south-central Ethiopia from an area that produced food surpluses less than a decade ago to a place where food aid is regularly needed. [News Source]

Massive carbon-capture facility spawns skepticism and hope.
Saturday May 12th 2012, 10:00 AM

The world's largest facility for filtering carbon dioxide out of industrial emissions was inaugurated in Norway this week. While some see it as a godsend in efforts to reach environmental targets, others find the technology too dangerous and expensive. [News Source]

Microsoft seeks carbon neutrality.
Saturday May 12th 2012, 10:00 AM

The largest software company in the world is pledging to shrink its corporate carbon footprint – big time. Microsoft, based in Redmond, Washington,with facilities in over 100 countries, is going carbon neutral, cutting greenhouse gases using a method most companies, and countries, have yet to consider: basically, a self–imposed tax. [News Source]

House cuts funding for climate education, outreach.
Saturday May 12th 2012, 10:00 AM

The House passed a bill on Thursday that would make significant cuts to federal climate change education and outreach efforts. Within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the House approved an amendment to cut off funding for the agency’s online portal for climate information, Climate.gov. [News Source]

Climate: Judge wary of ‘picking winners and losers’ in emissions case.
Saturday May 12th 2012, 10:00 AM

Plaintiffs seeking to force the federal government to take immediate action to combat climate change face an uphill battle to avoid their claims being dismissed following a hearing today. [News Source]

EPA red lights palm oil.
Saturday May 12th 2012, 10:00 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency says that palm oil based biofuel does not meet renewable fuel standards. Some say that palm oil fuel emits more greenhouse gas emissions than other vegetable oils, and that the creation of palm plantations leads to deforestation. [News Source]

Car parks and playgrounds to help make Rotterdam ‘climate proof.’
Saturday May 12th 2012, 10:00 AM

The Dutch city of Rotterdam is pioneering new ways of dealing with water as climate change brings with it heavier rains and rising tides. [News Source]