Global Warming and Climate Change News

These maps show how early spring is arriving in your state this year.
Wednesday March 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

The US Geological Survey has a neat set of maps, updated daily, showing how early spring has arrived in each state this year. It’s nice — but also a little creepy. [News Source]

China’s carbon emissions dropping, while Trump points US in opposite direction.
Wednesday March 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

Forecasting a fourth straight year of stable or reduced emissions, China shows huge growth in clean energy as President Trump vows to promote fossil fuels. [News Source]

Japan accelerates wind power development as govt support pays off: Study.
Wednesday March 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

With a month to go this fiscal year, Japan's installation of new wind power capacity in 2016-17 is set to come in almost double that of the previous 12 months, propelled by higher tariffs guaranteed by Tokyo and a rising number of offshore wind farms. [News Source]

‘Shell knew’: Oil giant’s 1991 film warned of climate change danger.
Wednesday March 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

The oil giant Shell issued a stark warning of the catastrophic risks of climate change more than a quarter of century ago in a prescient 1991 film that has been rediscovered. [News Source]

Reform of EU carbon trading scheme agreed.
Wednesday March 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

An overhaul of the EU’s flagship trading scheme for cutting carbon emissions by European industries has been approved by the member states. [News Source]

Heathrow aims to make third runway carbon neutral.
Wednesday March 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

The huge growth in flights from Heathrow’s planned new runway could be carbon neutral, according to an ambition revealed by the airport. [News Source]

California’s oil opportunity to combat climate change.
Wednesday March 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

As the new administration moves to roll back environmental regulations and increase domestic production of fossil fuels, there is an increasing divide between national and certain state agendas. [News Source]

Migratory bird count dips at Kanjli wetland this year.
Wednesday March 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

The low turnout of migratory birds at Kanjli — Punjab’s smallest wetland featuring in the Ramsar list, has disappointed bird-watchers again this season. [News Source]

Trump’s Congress speech left unsaid his continued assault on our environment.
Wednesday March 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

In his address to Congress and the nation on Tuesday, President Trump made sparse mention of a leading focus of his first six weeks in office — his unmitigated assault on the nation’s environment and public health. [News Source]

Massive permafrost thaw documented in Canada, portends huge carbon release.
Wednesday March 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

Study shows 52,000 square miles in rapid decline, with sediment and carbon threatening the surrounding environment and potentially accelerating global warming. [News Source]

Chicago sets impressive 146-year-old weather record.
Wednesday March 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

Snow lovers have been sorely disappointed. [News Source]