Global Warming and Climate Change News

Trump administration begins altering EPA climate change websites.
Monday February 06th 2017, 9:00 AM

It seems the Trump administration may be killing off climate change programs not with the flourish of announcements and speeches but with behind-the-scenes tinkering instead. [News Source]

Steyer’s new plan: Gather the masses to foil Trump.
Monday February 06th 2017, 9:00 AM

Billionaire climate change activist Tom Steyer has a new mission: looking for the best route to thwart President Trump's agenda, including on issues beyond the environment. [News Source]

Work grows to restore California mountain meadows as water banks.
Monday February 06th 2017, 9:00 AM

A new round of state grant funds will launch a number of projects to restore Sierra Nevada meadows for habitat and water supply. Luke Hunt explains how momentum is building to tackle these projects. [News Source]

Exclusive: Polish ‘bluff’ in EU climate talks tests bloc’s patience.
Monday February 06th 2017, 9:00 AM

Poland is threatening to challenge a draft European Union climate law in court, EU documents seen by Reuters show, in its latest move to slow an EU campaign against global warming that Warsaw sees as a menace to its coal-powered energy industry. [News Source]

Scott Pruitt is seen cutting the EPA with a scalpel, not a cleaver.
Monday February 06th 2017, 9:00 AM

Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency, has a blueprint to repeal climate change rules, cut staffing levels, close regional offices and permanently weaken the agency’s regulatory authority. [News Source]

GOP ‘smart strategy’ for axing rule hinges in part on timing.
Monday February 06th 2017, 9:00 AM

Senators who like President Trump campaigned on promises to eliminate the Clean Power Plan are fine with the White House slow-walking efforts to tackle the rule. [News Source]

European trade body calls for Hong Kong tax breaks for hybrid cars.
Monday February 06th 2017, 9:00 AM

A European motoring trade group has called on the government to start subsidising hybrid cars, claiming such a move could prompt more people to drive such vehicles and thereby help to reduce roadside air pollution. [News Source]

Trump team may emphasize climate science uncertainty.
Monday February 06th 2017, 9:00 AM

The uncertainty surrounding climate research could be emphasized at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under the Trump administration. [News Source]

Mail on Sunday launches the first salvo in the latest war against climate scientists.
Monday February 06th 2017, 9:00 AM

David Rose has penned an attack on climate science described by experts as “so wrong it’s hard to know where to start." [News Source]

Republicans want to make the EPA great again by gutting health regulations.
Monday February 06th 2017, 9:00 AM

On Tuesday, the House Committee on Science Science, Space, and Technology is expected to hold a hearing on a bill to undermine health regulations that is based on a strategy cooked up by tobacco industry strategists more than two decades ago. [News Source]

Climate scientists challenge conservatives’ NOAA lawsuit, fearing more to come under Trump.
Monday February 06th 2017, 9:00 AM

As researchers strive to keep their unpublished work private, many brace for more anti-science government interference under Donald Trump. [News Source]