Global Warming and Climate Change News

How wealthy private investors might save climate research.
Wednesday February 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

Research organizations fear funding cuts under Trump, and wealthy private investors may be the only way to continue their work. [News Source]

Microcystis rising: Why phosphorus reduction isn’t enough to stop cyanoHABs.
Wednesday February 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

Microcystis, the organism that dominates the harmful algal blooms that plague Lake Erie each summer, made its presence most acutely known in August 2014. [News Source]

Companies from Chanel to Ben and Jerry’s are benefiting from the new “carbon insetting” trend.
Wednesday February 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

Insetting does more than just offset carbon emissions — it helps companies boost resilience and care for the ecosystems that provide their raw materials. [News Source]

Donald Trump advisor and climate change denier Myron Ebell goes to Number 10.
Wednesday February 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

Myron Ebell, the controversial advisor to Donald Trump who describes himself as an enemy of environmentalism, has visited No 10 Downing Street. [News Source]

Protect the environment, reject Pruitt.
Wednesday February 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

When the future of the planet is on the line, the choice of someone so openly hostile to the EPA's mission is unacceptable. The Senate should send that message to the White House and reject the Pruitt nomination. [News Source]

Kenyans turn to wild fruits and insects as drought looms.
Wednesday February 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

Too hungry to play, hundreds of starving children in Tiaty Constituency of Baringo County instead sit by the fire, watching the pot boil, in the hope that it is only a matter of minutes before their next meal. Unbeknownst to them, the food cooking inside the pot is no ordinary supper. [News Source]

EU set to meet green energy goal; UK trails: Document.
Wednesday February 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

The European Union is on track to meet its goal for renewables to supply up 20 percent of its energy by 2020, the EU executive said in a report seen by Reuters, although Britain, Ireland and Luxembourg are lagging behind. [News Source]

January was hottest month on record in Sydney and Brisbane, says weather bureau.
Wednesday February 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

Sydney and Brisbane residents have just sweated through the hottest month on record. [News Source]

Global Warming Policy Foundation hit by 60 percent membership fee slump.
Wednesday February 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

In spite of a membership fee slump, Lord Lawson’s think tank - due to host an adviser to Donald Trump known for disputing global warming - says an increase in charitable donations means it has enough money to carry on for ‘at least two years’. [News Source]

Inside the Trump admin’s power struggle over carbon regs.
Wednesday February 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

Transition officials debated internally about whether the Trump administration should seek a major reversal of U.S. EPA's core authority to regulate greenhouse gases, and it continues today, according to sources. [News Source]

Brazil solar energy drive stalled by high costs, strict rules.
Wednesday February 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

A government plan to spur the construction of solar energy farms in Brazil is faltering because of high costs, strict rules requiring local components and low-priced competition from Chinese suppliers, say regulators and power sector executives. [News Source]