Global Warming and Climate Change News

Climate change mining ruling challenge
Wednesday May 16th 2012, 11:37 PM

The Environment Court's ruling that climate change could not be taken into account for coal mining resource consents is being appealed by two environmentalist groups opposed to the mining of the Denniston Plateau. [News Source]

Work Between Native Hunters, Biologists Lays Groundwork For Future
Wednesday May 16th 2012, 9:59 PM

Climate change is causing ice withdrawal and creating stress for animals that live on it. When sick seals started showing up on the beaches off Barrow last July, some saw it as the latest evidence of global warming. [News Source]

Forest & Bird appeals climate change ruling
Wednesday May 16th 2012, 7:14 PM

Forest & Bird has today announced it will appeal the Environment Court’s recent decision that stops the effects on climate change from being considered under the Resource Management Act (RMA). [News Source]

Giving The Global Warming Bully A Free Pass
Wednesday May 16th 2012, 4:29 PM

Criticisms of somebody finally taking off the gloves and smacking the neighborhood bully in the mouth ring hollow if and when the people making such criticisms focus only on the longtime victim while giving the serial bully a free pass. [News Source]

New climate change ambassador
Wednesday May 16th 2012, 1:52 PM

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

How will global warming impact water availability?
Wednesday May 16th 2012, 10:58 AM

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- A general increase in average temperatures means there's less snowmelt feeding river basins in the United States, a study found. [News Source]

Ocean temperature made Australia floods worse.
Wednesday May 16th 2012, 10:00 AM

Abnormally high ocean temperatures off the coast of northern Australia contributed to the extreme rainfall that flooded three-quarters of Queensland over the summer of 2010-11, scientists report. [News Source]

Natural sinks still sopping up carbon.
Wednesday May 16th 2012, 10:00 AM

Earth’s ecosystems keep soaking up more carbon as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere, new measurements find. The research contradicts several recent studies suggesting that “carbon sinks” have reached or passed their capacity. [News Source]

UK climate experiment cancelled on patent concerns.
Wednesday May 16th 2012, 10:00 AM

British scientists have abandoned an experiment to test the possibility of spraying particles into the upper atmosphere to stem global warming, largely due to concerns over a patent for some of the technology, the project's leader said. [News Source]

If Salt Lake City’s CO2 emissions can be monitored, can China’s?
Wednesday May 16th 2012, 10:00 AM

Negotiating an international agreement to fight climate change is hard enough. But for the past several years, scientists have warned that verifying whether countries meet their pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions could be even harder. [News Source]

Brown coal’s allure in new coal economy.
Wednesday May 16th 2012, 10:00 AM

The dream that clean technologies can drive development of a large-scale brown coal export industry is shared by Resources Minister Martin Ferguson and many investors along Melbourne's fine old financial hub of Collins Street. [News Source]