Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMClimate change is extending far beyond the threat of melting polar ice caps — it's putting a dangerous stranglehold on life in oceans, too. [News Source]
Ocean oxygen levels drop 2% in 50 years, Nature study finds.
Scientists study ocean absorption of human carbon pollution.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMKnowing the rate at which the oceans absorb carbon pollution is a key to understanding how fast climate change will occur. [News Source]
Samba drums up opposition to factory farming.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMA musical protest at the Rio carnival will stress the damaging impacts of factory farming on indigenous people and on global warming. [News Source]
Collins says she’ll vote against confirming Scott Pruitt to head EPA.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMMaine's Republican senator cites the Oklahoma attorney general's lawsuits against the environmental agency on 'numerous issues that are of great importance to the state of Maine.' [News Source]
VIDEO: Canada’s Arctic glaciers now a major contributor to sea-level rise.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMThe Queen Elizabeth Islands, which include Ellesmere Island and dozens more, saw surface melt on its ice caps and glaciers accelerate by 900 per cent over the course of a decade. [News Source]
Cattle deaths a climate change wake-up call.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMIt might be jumping the gun to blame our recent heatwaves solely on climate change but our shared ordeal gives us all an alarming insight into what life will become if global temperatures keep rising. [News Source]
When climate change starts wars.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMRising temperatures are bringing ethnic tensions to a boil in Central Asia. [News Source]
Environmentalists push for 100 percent renewable energy use in Massachusetts.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMA group of environmentalists are calling on Massachusetts to get an increasing amount of its energy from renewable sources. [News Source]
Climate increasing future risk of big wildfires – rural fire expert.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMFires like the huge one burning in the Port Hills are rare in New Zealand but are likely to become more common, a rural fire expert says. [News Source]
MEPs approve overhaul of EU carbon emissions trading scheme.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMEuropean parliament accused of failing in its commitment to Paris climate deal with compromise measures to reduce emissions. [News Source]
Atlanta conference highlights global warming threats.
Thursday February 16th 2017, 9:00 AMThere’s a major climate change conference on Thursday in Atlanta. It’s happening at the Carter Center, but only because it was canceled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [News Source]