Global Warming and Climate Change News

Texas scientists worry about research funding under Trump.
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Texas scientists — particularly those who study climate — are worried they may lose access to key government research funding under the administration of President Trump, who has repeatedly called climate change a "hoax." [News Source]

Gov. Martinez urges repeal of federal methane waste rule.
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Gov. Susana Martinez is backing an effort by congressional Republicans to overturn a federal regulation meant to curb air and environmental pollution by limiting methane waste on public lands. [News Source]

Don’t expect climate action from Rex Tillerson. He’s a lukewarmer.
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

The Secretary of State doesn’t seem to think the US should lead on climate change. [News Source]

How worried should environmentalists be about Trump?
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

We asked former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Here’s what’s keeping her up at night. [News Source]

Is California climate law worsening pollution in communities of color?
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

The California Chamber of Commerce calls cap and trade an illegal tax, and the program could collapse if a lawsuit now before a state appellate court is successful. But some environmental activists want to scrap the program too. [News Source]

Exxon’s former CEO is now our secretary of state. So, there’s that., Exxon’s former CEO is now our Secretary of State. So, there’s that.
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Tillerson will be in charge of U.S. international climate negotiations as well as international aid efforts on climate-related disasters. [News Source]

Donald Trump ‘taking steps to abolish Environmental Protection Agency.’
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Myron Ebell, a key presidential aide, said climate education material could be ‘withdrawn’ and review of car fuel efficiency standards could be reopened. [News Source]

Washington state pipeline disruption jury fails to reach verdict.
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

A jury weighing charges against an activist behind a coordinated protest that disrupted the flow of millions of barrels of crude oil into the United States failed to reach a verdict in a case in Washington state, prosecutors said on Wednesday. [News Source]

Deutsche Bank pulls out of coal projects to meet Paris climate pledge.
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Deutsche Bank, the biggest bank in Germany, has said it will stop financing coal projects as part of its commitments under the Paris agreement to tackle global warming. [News Source]

How Malcolm Turnbull could ignore the facts and fund the myth of ‘clean’ coal.
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

The Coalition could use the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to finance new coal power stations but it wouldn’t be cheaper than renewables. [News Source]

After 16 attempts, a cheaper method for carbon capture at work in India.
Thursday February 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

As students at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur in eastern India, Aniruddha Sharma and Prateek Bumb had one obsession: finding a cheaper, more efficient way to capture carbon emissions to combat climate change. [News Source]