Global Warming and Climate Change News

Global warming is increasing forest fire risk in the Alps.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

New regional and global studies link heatwaves, drought and insect outbreaks with a surge in wildfires, and the Alps are unlikely to be spared. [News Source]

Trump’s green assault off to fast start.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

The president's moves to slash regulations and chop EPA's budget represent the most aggressive environmental rollback in decades. [News Source]

Why California is environmentalists’ Trump card.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Unique authority granted to the sunshine state allows it to have a profound impact on emissions regulations. [News Source]

The Trump administration and the environment — heed the science.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

We believe that scientific evidence provides the foundation for environmental protection and underscores the necessity, enshrined in U.S. environmental laws, of protecting human health. [News Source]

UN climate chief’s request to meet Tillerson goes unanswered.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

The top United Nations climate change official continues to wait for a response to her request to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson over whether the U.S. will remain in the landmark Paris environmental accord. [News Source]

Darren Woods, Exxon’s new chief, begins to make his mark.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

Mr. Woods, succeeding Rex W. Tillerson, is outlining ambitious growth plans for a company that is slow to change and hobbled by debt and market uncertainties. [News Source]

The evolutionary pull of ocean tides.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

How animals’ biological clocks turn with the tides. [News Source]

Norway has discovered the future of snowmaking.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

As ski resorts struggle with warmer, shorter seasons, a team of Norwegian researchers is rolling out new snow machines that help cut back on planet-warming emissions. [News Source]

The Heritage Foundation has a plan for gutting EPA and the Energy Department. It’s eerily plausible.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

This think tank is advising sweeping cuts to everything from pollution enforcement to research into solar power. [News Source]

Humans have caused an explosion of never-before-seen minerals all over the Earth.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

More proof we're living in the "Anthropocene." [News Source]

Antarctica hits record high temperature at balmy 63.5°F.
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 9:00 AM

An Argentine research base near the northern tip of the Antarctic peninsula has set a heat record at a balmy 63.5° Fahrenheit (17.5 degrees Celsius), the U.N. weather agency said on Wednesday. [News Source]