Global Warming and Climate Change News

After decades of decreases, mercury rises in Great Lakes wildlife.
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Toxic mercury is once again increasing in some Great Lakes fish and birds after decades of consistent, promising reductions. [News Source]

Climate change is real, just see its impact on Kumi Village, Verata Tailevu.
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

On a global scale, we are yet again punching above our weight in the fight against climate change. Fiji’s role to preside over COP23 in November is testament to that. [News Source]

Why environmentalists are so worried about Trump’s Supreme Court pick.
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Neil Gorsuch is a steadfast foe of the 'Chevron' standard, a pillar of modern regulatory law that matters greatly to climate change advocates. [News Source]

Coalition’s renewable energy target won’t last forever, says Turnbull.
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Malcolm Turnbull has said Australia’s renewable energy target was “never intended to be perpetual”, giving encouragement to conservatives including Tony Abbott in Coalition ranks who are calling for it to be scrapped. [News Source]

Tillerson confirmed by Senate, as oil mogul becomes Secretary of State.
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Several Democrats joined Republicans in the vote, handing Exxon's former chief executive the reins to the nation's climate diplomacy. [News Source]

Faced with US retreat on climate change, EU looks to China.
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Faced with a U.S. retreat from international efforts to tackle climate change, European Union officials are looking to China, fearing a leadership vacuum will embolden those within the bloc seeking to slow the fight against global warming. [News Source]

Republicans target environmental rules protecting parks and limiting methane.
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Republicans have begun dismantling Obama-era environmental protections by targeting rules that restrict drilling in national parks, curb the release of methane and prevent people from being harmed when the tops of mountains are blown off to access coal. [News Source]

Clean energy subsidies could be used to build new coal power plants, Scott Morrison says.
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Treasurer Scott Morrison will not rule out using money set aside in the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to fund a new generation of coal-fired power stations. [News Source]

Trump’s EPA pick vote delayed in boycott by Senate Democrats.
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Republican U.S. senators on Wednesday delayed a committee vote on President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency after the panel's Democrats boycotted the meeting, saying that nominee Scott Pruitt doubts the science of climate change. [News Source]

Scottish Government launches fracking consultation.
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Scottish residents' views sought on unconventional oil and gas extraction ahead of MSP vote later this year. [News Source]

Phasing out cookstoves a "win-win" for climate and health, study shows.
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Replacing traditional wood and coal-burning cookstoves with cleaner technology could trim nearly a tenth of a degree from global temperature and save more than 10 million lives by 2050. [News Source]