Global Warming and Climate Change News

VIDEO: Battle o’ the Bowties: Bill Nye vs. Tucker Carlson on climate change.
Saturday March 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

During a Facebook live event with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Bill Nye "The Science Guy" delivered a wakeup call to "psychologically deluded" climate deniers of Fox News. The message did not sit well with network host Tucker Carlson. [News Source]

Cities can’t lead on climate change mitigation.
Saturday March 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

Last September, The Guardian ran the following headline: “New York City accelerates emissions efforts in face of daunting sea level rise.” The story described a city trying to combat climate change and its impacts, a laudable goal. [News Source]

Trump would cut Chesapeake Bay cleanup from $73M a year to $5M.
Saturday March 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

As Donald Trump visited Hampton Roads on Thursday to tout his intention to boost military spending by $54 billion, reports emerged that he also wants to gut federal funding for Chesapeake Bay cleanup, from $73 million annually to $5 million. [News Source]

I’m marching to fight the alarming war on science. Join me.
Saturday March 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

A disturbing array of fundamental social and human values are under assault in the United States. These values—basic human rights, amicable international relationships, environmental justice, free speech, separation of church and state, an open and independent media, and more—form the bedrock of what makes our country special. [News Source]

Kentucky braces for big Trump EPA cuts.
Saturday March 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

In first salvo of budget process, Trump administration plans cutting EPA grants to states even as it looks to give states more responsibility. [News Source]

Environmental protection rules on the hit list.
Saturday March 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

A year ago, Americans were focused on Flint, Michigan, where contaminated drinking water put thousands of children at risk. [News Source]

Why California is environmentalists’ Trump card.
Saturday March 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

With Scott Pruitt, a close ally of the oil and gas industry, now confirmed as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, environmentalists are bracing for a broad assault on former President Obama’s green legacy, particularly his efforts to reduce the carbon emissions linked to global climate change. [News Source]

‘Just racist’: EPA cuts will hit black and Hispanic communities the hardest.
Saturday March 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

Planned cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency are set to fall heaviest upon communities of color across the US that already suffer disproportionately from toxic pollution, green groups have warned. [News Source]

EPA to pull back on fuel-efficiency standards for cars, trucks in future model years.
Saturday March 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to announce its intent to withdraw final determination on strict fuel-efficiency standards for future cars and light trucks, the latest signal by the Trump administration that it is charting a new course on climate change. [News Source]

Zinke says taxpayers should get more value on federal coal leasing.
Saturday March 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

Newly sworn-in Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke says the agency needs to look at a new way of leasing coal on federal land. "We think the taxpayer should get more value on that. I think we all benefit" from that, he said in response to a question from S&P Global Market Intelligence after giving his first speech to the employees of the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. on March 3, adding that a new way of doing leasing "appropriately" would take a while to flesh out. [News Source]

Appeals court rules for oil firms, against levee authority in Louisiana wetlands damage suit.
Saturday March 04th 2017, 9:00 AM

A federal appeals court on Friday confirmed a lower court's dismissal of the east bank levee board's controversial lawsuit charging oil and gas companies with threatening hurricane levees by damaging coastal wetlands with oil and gas exploration and production canals. [News Source]