Global Warming and Climate Change News

Conservatives push carbon tax to address climate crisis.
Thursday February 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

With President Trump and Republicans in Congress moving swiftly to repeal regulations that slow global warming, a group of prominent conservatives on Wednesday touted a different potential solution — a carbon tax that pays cash dividends to Americans. [News Source]

Despite epic rain and snow, California keeps emergency drought restrictions in place.
Thursday February 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

The State Water Resources Control Board on Wednesday held firm in the face of opposition and extended the state’s emergency drought regulations. [News Source]

Carmichael mine jobs need ’21 times the subsidies’ of renewables, says lobby group.
Thursday February 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

Clean energy projects in Queensland are already on track to create more employment than Australia’s largest proposed coalmine, which if funded federally would cost taxpayers 21 times more per job, according to new study. [News Source]

The darkest town In America.
Thursday February 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

As human civilization has advanced, one of its innocuous-seeming byproducts — light — has seeped into the natural nocturnal world. And some humans have come to believe that light is wreaking havoc. [News Source]

Fighting winds, misguided drones and a grizzly named Cinnabun.
Thursday February 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

When it comes to making accurate weather forecasts, scientists consider the Arctic to be the least-understood but fastest-changing region in the world. Part 1 of 3. [News Source]

Something is very, very wrong with the Arctic climate.
Thursday February 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

This Arctic winter has startled even the most even-keeled scientists, with records set for low sea ice extent, high temperatures and other indicators of a climate gone awry. [News Source]

Republican elders urge Trump’s White House to adopt carbon tax.
Thursday February 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

A group of elder Republican statesmen, including three former Cabinet members, said they will meet with White House officials on Wednesday to propose a $40 per ton tax on carbon emissions to fend off global climate change. [News Source]

Republican carbon tax proposal: Novel climate solution or regulatory giveaway?
Thursday February 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

A new plan offered by veteran Republican policymakers trades off a price on carbon for de-fanging the EPA on regulating carbon dioxide. [News Source]

5 key players in climate showdown with Trump.
Thursday February 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

California Democratic leaders vow they're ready to take on President Trump in a battle to keep alive the fight against climate change as he rejects the science and embraces fossil fuels. [News Source]

Trump’s Chicago skyscraper at bottom of city’s energy rankings.
Thursday February 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

Donald Trump is no friend of the environment. And based on new energy use data from the city, neither is his trademark Chicago skyscraper. [News Source]

Vattenfall aims to have 3 gigawatt of windpower capacity by year-end.
Thursday February 09th 2017, 9:00 AM

Swedish utility Vattenfall will have 3 gigawatt of installed wind-powered generation capacity by the end of this year as it continues to move away from coal-fired and nuclear power toward renewable energy, it said on Wednesday. [News Source]