Global Warming and Climate Change News

‘Whistleblower’ says protocol was breached but no data fraud.
Wednesday February 08th 2017, 9:00 AM

The federal climate scientist hailed by conservatives as a whistleblower for allegedly revealing manipulated global warming data said yesterday he was actually calling out a former colleague for not properly following agency standards for research. [News Source]

Great Barrier Reef ‘may be dead in 20 years.’
Wednesday February 08th 2017, 9:00 AM

The Great Barrier Reef could be dead within 20 years if greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed, scientists say. [News Source]

E.ON, Clever team up to build e-charging network in Europe.
Wednesday February 08th 2017, 9:00 AM

German energy group E.ON said it entered a strategic partnership with Denmark's Clever to build a network of ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles in Europe, raising the stakes in a hotly contested part of the power sector. [News Source]

There are now twice as many solar jobs as coal jobs in the US.
Wednesday February 08th 2017, 9:00 AM

Trump has bashed solar in the past, and his White House energy page makes no mention of solar power anywhere. But if the industry keeps adding jobs across the country it’ll become tougher and tougher for him to ignore. [News Source]

Lawmakers urge regulators to delay plans for Oxnard power plant.
Wednesday February 08th 2017, 9:00 AM

State lawmakers on Tuesday urged regulators to reconsider approval of a natural gas plant proposed for Ventura County. [News Source]

Food security, forests at risk under Trump’s USDA.
Wednesday February 08th 2017, 9:00 AM

U.S. food security, forest health, and the ability of farmers to respond to climate change are all at risk if President’s Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture brings climate change skepticism to the agency, agricultural researchers and environmental law experts say. [News Source]

US solar jobs grew 25 percent last year.
Wednesday February 08th 2017, 9:00 AM

Jobs in the U.S. solar industry grew 25 percent last year to include more than 260,000 workers, according to a report by sector advocacy group the Solar Foundation on Tuesday. [News Source]

The $80M bleeding veggie burger could help fight climate change – even when the White House won’t.
Wednesday February 08th 2017, 9:00 AM

Make better hamburgers, save the world? [News Source]

Walker, House Dems aim to put climate policy back on the table.
Wednesday February 08th 2017, 9:00 AM

Climate change has always been a sticky issue for Alaska policymakers. In a state that sits on the front lines of global warming but remains deeply dependent on oil, it sometimes seems like the easiest option is just not talking about it at all. [News Source]

Major global warming study again questioned, again defended.
Wednesday February 08th 2017, 9:00 AM

Another round of bickering is boiling over about temperature readings used in a 2015 study to show how the planet is warming. [News Source]

A conservative case for climate action.
Wednesday February 08th 2017, 9:00 AM

Our idea would reduce carbon emissions, limit regulatory intrusion, promote economic growth and help working-class Americans. [News Source]