Tuesday February 14th 2017, 9:00 AMEnvironmental groups are pushing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to codify into law some of the steps he’s taken to protect the environment and cut down on pollution related to climate change. [News Source]
Climate change activists urge NY Governor Cuomo to go further.
Thousands of bats drop dead from trees in NSW heatwave.
Tuesday February 14th 2017, 9:00 AMThousands of bats have dropped dead in the heat, falling from the trees as scorching summer conditions blasted south-eastern Australia over the weekend. [News Source]
The war against air pollution has begun – and it will be fought in cities.
Tuesday February 14th 2017, 9:00 AMThe air pollution crisis is getting worse. As the world becomes increasingly urbanised, the battle will be won or lost on the streets of our cities. [News Source]
Heat waves scorch the Arctic, Australia, parts of US.
Tuesday February 14th 2017, 9:00 AMRecord-high temperatures spike concerns about climate change's new normal in the melting Arctic and an already-hot Australia. [News Source]
Auto executives want Trump to roll back clean-air standards. Can California stand in their way?
Tuesday February 14th 2017, 9:00 AMSensing a kindred spirit in the White House, the auto industry is pressuring President Trump to roll back vehicle efficiency standards, which they imply are too stringent and could cost America jobs. [News Source]
Trump would face legal battle for dumping treaty – CRS.
Tuesday February 14th 2017, 9:00 AMA complicated legal battle awaits the Trump administration if it tries to withdraw from the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, said the Congressional Research Service in a new report. [News Source]
How a minor committee became a ‘weapon’ of the climate wars.
Tuesday February 14th 2017, 9:00 AMA House panel overseeing science has transformed over the past two years from a sleepy backwater committee into a subpoena-wielding, headline-generating political actor feared by actual scientists. [News Source]
Act now before entire species are lost to global warming, say scientists.
Tuesday February 14th 2017, 9:00 AMThe impact of climate change on threatened and endangered wildlife has been dramatically underreported, with scientists calling on policymakers to act urgently to slow its effects before entire species are lost for good. [News Source]
Australian heat wave raises concern for country’s new, sizzling normal.
Tuesday February 14th 2017, 9:00 AMTemperatures spiked over 100 degrees in Sydney, bringing extreme heat to the most populated areas of an already hot continent. [News Source]
Trudeau, Trump meeting sidesteps the countries’ climate change agreements.
Tuesday February 14th 2017, 9:00 AMA year after Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama pledged cooperation on climate goals, Canadian PM's first meeting with President Trump produced no mention of them. [News Source]
Energy Australia boss says she fears bill shock for customers after heatwave.
Tuesday February 14th 2017, 9:00 AMThe boss of one of Australia’s largest energy suppliers says she is worried about customers’ power bills after the latest heatwave in the country’s south-east. [News Source]