Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMWith the Arctic warming faster than anywhere else on Earth, a new scientific paper is proposing a radical scheme to thicken the ice cap: millions upon millions of autonomous ice machines. [News Source]
Save the Arctic with $5 trillion of floating, wind-powered ice machines, researchers recommend.
Will the crisis at Oroville Dam become a catalyst for change?
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMState officials have remained focused on quick fixes at the dam needed to prevent catastrophic flooding, but some are already thinking about how the crisis could spur long-term shifts in policy. [News Source]
Scientists: We can clone a woolly mammoth. But should we?
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMGene editing technology may literally open up a shortcut to resurrecting the woolly mammoth, but some scientists argue doing so would be risky and unethical. [News Source]
Renewable energy draws increasing Republican support. That could shift climate politics.
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMGOP governors are becoming clean energy leaders. [News Source]
Group to sue Hilcorp over Cook Inlet gas line leak.
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMCook Inletkeeper released a video of the leak roiling Inlet waters and sent Hilcorp a notice of intent to sue under the Clean Water Act. [News Source]
Antarctic sea ice used to be the darling of climate doubters. Not anymore.
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMA record low for Antarctic sea ice appears to be upon us. [News Source]
The countdown is on. Pruitt to make a ‘negative’ entrance.
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMScott Pruitt could be on the ground at U.S. EPA as early as tomorrow, with the Senate set to confirm his nomination as the agency's administrator tomorrow afternoon. [News Source]
How one artist captured the changing climate in watercolor.
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMArtist and scientist Jill Pelto’s riveting paintings use data to show climate change’s impacts. [News Source]
Glacial ‘aftershock’ spawns Antarctic iceberg the size of Manhattan.
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMAccording to Ian Howat, a glaciologist at Ohio State University, the event was about 10 times smaller than in July 2015, when a 30-kilometre-long (20-mile) rift developed below the ice surface, then broke through and calved an iceberg spanning 583 square kilometers (225 square miles). [News Source]
Investors with $2.8 trillion in assets unite against Donald Trump’s climate change denial.
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMThe world’s biggest investors are joining forces to unite against Donald Trump in the fight against climate change. [News Source]
How to talk to climate-change deniers about climate change, according to scientist Andy Jorgensen.
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMThe world needs people like Andy Jorgensen, a professor of chemistry and environmental science at the University of Toledo. [News Source]