Global Warming and Climate Change News

Scott Pruitt vows to slash climate and water pollution regulations at CPAC.
Monday February 27th 2017, 9:00 AM

Head of the EPA told the conservative audience they would be ‘justified’ in believing the environmental regulator should be completely disbanded. [News Source]

If Trump wants to gut climate regulations, he’d better have a good alternative.
Monday February 27th 2017, 9:00 AM

The threats of climate change are all too real and the U.S. stands to lose international credibility. [News Source]

Half of the world’s species could become extinct, biologists say.
Monday February 27th 2017, 9:00 AM

Here's the sobering truth: Around half the species on Earth today could disappear by middle of the century, unless we humans can tackle climate change and slow our population growth. [News Source]

Trump energy prospect on CO2, Jack Russell terriers.
Monday February 27th 2017, 9:00 AM

Kathleen Hartnett White - rumored to be a contender for a key energy job in the Trump administration - says carbon dioxide has gotten a bad rap. [News Source]

Coal industry casts itself as a clean energy player.
Monday February 27th 2017, 9:00 AM

President Trump has questioned the science behind climate change as “a hoax” in positioning himself as a champion of coal. The three largest American coal producers are taking a different tack. [News Source]

EU ministers ‘bracing for battle’ on carbon market reform.
Monday February 27th 2017, 9:00 AM

EU environment ministers are bracing for a tough debate on Tuesday to find a compromise on reforms to the carbon market, EU sources said, with nations split over how to balance climate ambitions with protection for energy-intensive industry. [News Source]

How drones are helping design the solar power plants of the future.
Monday February 27th 2017, 9:00 AM

A cottage industry is growing around new technology for solar power developers to design, build and operate solar farms to help compete with fossil fuel power. [News Source]

Ivanka and Jared saved the Paris Agreement – for now.
Monday February 27th 2017, 9:00 AM

White House press secretary Sean Spicer declined to say yesterday if President Trump remains committed to withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on climate change. [News Source]

China oil giant digs deep to bring clean energy to homes.
Monday February 27th 2017, 9:00 AM

Chinese state- run energy giant Sinopec has drilled hundreds of wells across the country without finding a single drop of oil. But that was precisely the point: Instead of black gold, the deep holes are providing clean heat for local homes. [News Source]

FERC keeps Obama guidance alive in manual for gas projects.
Monday February 27th 2017, 9:00 AM

While President Trump has vowed to dismantle his predecessor's climate legacy, federal energy regulators rolled out a guidance this week calling for developers of natural gas pipelines to assess their project's impacts on global warming. [News Source]

Just who are these 300 ‘scientists’ telling Trump to burn the climate?
Monday February 27th 2017, 9:00 AM

As with all such lists, the 300 ‘scientists’ badly lack climate expertise. [News Source]