Global Warming and Climate Change News

How desalination plants are trying to overcome environmental concerns.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

Stakeholders are exploring different options to reduce the much-debated environmental impacts of desalination to make it a more attractive option for drought-hit regions. [News Source]

European climate action faces crucial moment.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

One of the original weapons in the fight against warming is facing obsolescence in Europe, which is wrangling with many of the same forces that have bogged down potential climate progress in the U.S. [News Source]

Warming had clear hand in record Australia heat.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

A new analysis links that heat directly to climate change, finding warming made such events up to 50 times more likely and hotter. [News Source]

As budget cuts loom, former EPA officials make plea to Trump to continue agency’s work.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

Published appeal for a continued reliance on science to protect the nation's air and water comes amid news of planned cuts and elimination of programs. [News Source]

As budget cuts loom, former EPA officials make plea to Trump to continue agency’s work.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

Published appeal for a continued reliance on science to protect the nation's air and water comes amid news of planned cuts and elimination of programs. [News Source]

Barnaby Joyce says Coalition won’t help Clive Palmer build new coal-fired power plant.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

The deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, says he’s not interested in giving the businessman and former politician Clive Palmer government assistance to build a new coal-fired power plant in the Galilee basin. [News Source]

As wind grows, so does its opposition.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

Oklahoma wind developers are fresh off a record-setting year. Only Texas installed more wind capacity in 2016, a fact that thrusts the Sooner State's power markets into a sudden transition and is agitating opponents along the way. [News Source]

Now that he’s confirmed, Rick Perry has a big decision to make about the Energy Department.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

Now that Rick Perry has been confirmed as Donald Trump’s energy secretary, we’re about to find out what he really believes — and what he’s willing to fight for. [News Source]

Trump wants to ‘zero out’ EPA programs.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

The Trump administration wants to “zero out” many climate-related programs and grants that help state and local governments enforce environmental laws, according to a memo sent this week to state governments by the National Association of Clean Air Agencies. [News Source]

Environmentalists urge French bank not to finance Texas fracking project.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

Environmental groups have called on a French bank not to help finance a fracked-gas export terminal planned for south Texas. [News Source]

Early surge in coal usage in 2017 may not last.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

There are signs utilities are buying more coal this year than last thanks to a late-year surge in natural gas prices, but the black rock still isn't expected to regain its crown from gas as the leading fuel source for power generation. [News Source]