Global Warming and Climate Change News

Erosion at the end of the Homer Spit is speeding up.
Monday February 13th 2017, 9:00 AM

While the sand all along the Spit shifts with each season, this year is nothing if not dramatic as substantial amounts of sand have been swept away. [News Source]

In the Sierras, new approaches to protecting forests under stress.
Monday February 13th 2017, 9:00 AM

In California’s Sierras and around the world, extreme drought and rising temperatures are killing trees and threatening the viability of forests. Some ecologists are saying that land managers now need to adopt radically new strategies. [News Source]

5 possible futures for the EPA under Trump.
Monday February 13th 2017, 9:00 AM

Some of these scenarios are way more plausible than others — and they’re not all mutually exclusive. [News Source]

Meet the vegan Saudi prince who’s turning the lights on in Jordan.
Monday February 13th 2017, 9:00 AM

“Climate change and the unjustified consumption of energy are two of the most serious issues we face today at the macro-level.” [News Source]

For Milwaukee friar, win vs. ExxonMobil is biggest since ‘Joe Camel.’
Monday February 13th 2017, 9:00 AM

In his long battle against corporate America, the Rev. Michael Crosby of Milwaukee just won his biggest victory since Joe Camel ads stopped running 20 years ago. [News Source]

Conservatives want to slash FEMA’s disaster budget.
Monday February 13th 2017, 9:00 AM

A lengthy report released last year by the Heritage Foundation calls for a funding cut for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Disaster Relief Fund, the primary mechanism through which states receive federal aid after natural disasters. [News Source]

Brace for climate change, African insurers advised.
Monday February 13th 2017, 9:00 AM

The insurance industry on the continent must  reinvent itself, adapt to Information and Communications Technology and build human capacity to protect people and businesses that are at the mercy of man-made accidents and natural events, mostly as a result of climate change, the Group Managing Director, Africa Re Corneille Karekezi has advised. [News Source]

Make power plant shutdown a spur to action.
Monday February 13th 2017, 9:00 AM

It’s time to reopen the map on the national recreation area and integrate it with ongoing plans to reimagine life after the Navajo Generating Station. [News Source]

As oceans warm, marine life and people who depend on it, struggle to adapt.
Monday February 13th 2017, 9:00 AM

Q&A with Malin Pinsky, an ecologist studying how climate change is reshuffling marine species, and its ripple effects on society. [News Source]

When smog hits the headlines.
Monday February 13th 2017, 9:00 AM

January’s smog broke recent records, but while glib comparisons with Beijing can result in action, they are also misleading. [News Source]

Could a £400bn plan to refreeze the Arctic before the ice melts really work?
Monday February 13th 2017, 9:00 AM

Physicist Steven Desch has come up with a novel solution to the problems that now beset the Arctic. [News Source]