Global Warming and Climate Change News

VIDEO: Startling aerial video reveals massive crack in Antarctic Ice Shelf.
Wednesday February 22nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Scientists monitoring the Larsen C Ice Shelf in the Antarctic Peninsula have released a startling new aerial video showing in stark relief just how wide a crack in the ice has become. [News Source]

Trump seeks to quell ethanol industry worry as Pruitt enters EPA.
Wednesday February 22nd 2017, 9:00 AM

President Donald Trump on Tuesday assured ethanol industry advocates of their importance in U.S. energy strategy in an apparent bid to quell concerns over potential changes to policies that mandate the use of such renewable fuels. [News Source]

Somalia faces unprecedented drought.
Wednesday February 22nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Even the hyenas won't eat the carcasses of Mohamed Aden Guleid's sheep, goats and camels, which litter the landscape in Somalia's northwest Somaliland region. There is too little meat on their bones because of a devastating drought. [News Source]

Aerosol study to look at great unknown in climate science.
Wednesday February 22nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Australian scientists are studying air pollution and cloud formation in Antarctica in an effort to understand how non-carbon aerosolised particles impact on global temperatures. [News Source]

Trump’s potential science adviser William Happer: Hanging around with conspiracy theorists.
Wednesday February 22nd 2017, 9:00 AM

William Happer is a physicist at Princeton University - and thinks more CO2 will only be good for the planet - putting him at odds with science academies around the world. [News Source]

Automakers urge new EPA chief to withdraw Obama car fuel-efficiency rules.
Wednesday February 22nd 2017, 9:00 AM

A trade association representing General Motors Co, Toyota Motor Corp, Volkswagen AG and nine other automakers on Tuesday asked new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to withdraw an Obama administration decision to lock in vehicle emission rules through 2025. [News Source]

New U.S. environmental chief says agency can also be pro-jobs.
Wednesday February 22nd 2017, 9:00 AM

The new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday that America need not choose between jobs and the environment, in a nod to the energy industry, as the White House prepares executive orders that could come as soon as this week to roll back Obama-era regulation. [News Source]

Pruitt enters EPA with conciliatory words, but staff braces for steep cuts.
Wednesday February 22nd 2017, 9:00 AM

As he took the head of an agency he often sued as Oklahoma AG, Scott Pruitt assails 'toxic environment' inside the agency, not outside it. [News Source]

Climate change, development loom on Nanticoke’s horizon.
Wednesday February 22nd 2017, 9:00 AM

The Nanticoke River is beautiful to look at now, but scientists and conservationists worry that trouble may be just beneath the surface, or around the bend. [News Source]

Global warming will speed up as world drought hits, say Scots researchers.
Wednesday February 22nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Scots researchers are predicting a significant acceleration in global warming as a result of a major threat to the world’s forests. [News Source]

UK and EU pledge £170m in aid to combat famine in South Sudan.
Wednesday February 22nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Funding response follows UN warnings that 40% of South Sudan’s population are in urgent need, with people already dying from hunger. [News Source]