Global Warming and Climate Change News

The Northeast’s carbon trading system works quite well. It just doesn’t reduce much carbon.
Wednesday March 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, explained. [News Source]

Your grandchildren’s pollen? Modeling the future of ragweed sensitization in Europe.
Wednesday March 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

In a new study investigators estimated the percentage of the European population that will be susceptible to ragweed allergies in coming decades. [News Source]

Trump seems unlikely to embrace establishment Republicans’ climate plan.
Wednesday March 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

A carbon tax endorsed by GOP heavyweights James Baker, George Shultz and Henry Paulson – following earlier support for the idea from former Republican EPA chiefs – faces long odds, at least in the near term. [News Source]

An expert’s take on the past, present, and future of fighting climate change.
Wednesday March 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

Frances Beinecke, former president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, was an early leader in the battle against global warming. Here she discusses what has been accomplished and what's left to be done. [News Source]

Inside the quest to monitor countries’ CO2 emissions.
Wednesday March 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

Nearly 200 nations pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris Agreement on climate change. But how will we know if some don’t follow through? [News Source]

Find of the century.
Wednesday March 01st 2017, 9:00 AM

Denmark has pledged to study pollution levels at a former US Cold War base in Greenland. [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]