Global Warming and Climate Change News

EPA halts inquiry into oil and gas industry emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

The EPA announcement was a first step towards reversing an Obama administration effort – which  only got underway two days after Donald Trump’s election – to gather information about  methane. [News Source]

How climate influences weather: Six questions – Does climate change cause extreme weather events?
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

From extreme rains in some places to early spring in others, weather events prompt questions about what role climate change may be playing. [News Source]

Trump’s EPA budget proposal targets climate, lead cleanup programs.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

The White House is proposing to slash a quarter of the U.S. EPA budget, targeting climate-change programs and those designed to prevent air and water pollution like lead contamination, a source with direct knowledge of the proposal said on Thursday. [News Source]

Can’t trust Trump to protect the environment.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

This is the state of the earth in the second month of President Trump's administration. [News Source]

What cities looked like before the EPA.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

Whatever happens to the Environmental Protection Agency, it has a clear legacy in cities. [News Source]

What cities looked like before the EPA.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

Whatever happens to the Environmental Protection Agency, it has a clear legacy in cities. [News Source]

After epic drought, parts of California are buried in snow.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

Finally. California, which has endured more than five years of epic drought that forced officials to institute unprecedented water use restrictions, now may have too much of a good thing. [News Source]

Top Trump advisers are split on Paris agreement on climate change.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

Stephen K. Bannon is pushing for the United States to exit the 2015 deal, but Rex Tillerson and Ivanka Trump see a grave downside in pulling the rug out from under allies. [News Source]

Public-owned Australian power grid could solve energy issues, paper argues.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

Australia’s electricity woes could be solved through a unified and publicly owned national power grid, a discussion paper has said. [News Source]

Siberia’s growing ‘doorway to hell’ offers clues on climate change.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

A new study suggests that the expanding hole might provide fresh insight into a warming world. [News Source]

UN climate chief unable to secure meeting with US state department.
Friday March 03rd 2017, 9:00 AM

The UN’s climate chief has been unable to secure a meeting with the US state department as Donald Trump’s administration mulls whether to withdraw the US from the international climate effort. [News Source]