Wednesday March 08th 2017, 9:00 AMWhen legislators wrote the 1963 Clean Air Act, they acknowledged that California already had pollution-fighting rules, and that its environmental situation was especially dire. So they gave the state the right to write its own, stricter standards. [News Source]
Want to gut emission rules? Prepare for war with California.
Eight fossil fuel majors seen polluting as much as the U.S.
Wednesday March 08th 2017, 9:00 AMEight of the world’s largest oil companies are responsible for as much of the climate-damaging pollution spewed into the atmosphere as the entire U.S., according to a study by a London-based researcher. [News Source]
Report: Climate change a growing factor in fall of Colorado River flows.
Wednesday March 08th 2017, 9:00 AMThere are many factors behind declining Colorado River flows, but climate change plays a larger part than previously thought and the threat will continue to grow if global warming is not addressed, a recent report says. [News Source]
Climate change battles are increasingly being fought, and won, in court.
Wednesday March 08th 2017, 9:00 AMAround the world courts are stepping in when politicians fail to act, with South Africa’s government the latest to lose a groundbreaking climate lawsuit with judges ruling against its plans for a new coal-fired power station. [News Source]
MIT professors denounce their colleague in climate letter to Trump.
Wednesday March 08th 2017, 9:00 AMMIT professor Richard Lindzen’s contrarian views have lent the appearance of credibility to those who deny human activity is causing the planet to warm, but have caused deep angst among his colleagues at the university’s vaunted program in atmospheres, oceans, and climate. [News Source]
Gas from the Amazon or fracked in Europe?
Wednesday March 08th 2017, 9:00 AMAmid a heated national debate over fracking, the UK has received its first natural gas cargo from the Peruvian Amazon. Critical voices, however, are getting louder. Is there no better alternative? [News Source]
Effects of global warming on display in Antarctica.
Wednesday March 08th 2017, 9:00 AMJames McClintock, a marine biologist, talks with David Greene about how warming temperatures have had a dramatic impact on the glacier near the U.S. Palmer Station in Antarctica. [News Source]
Inside the Internet’s War on Science.
Wednesday March 08th 2017, 9:00 AMWelcome to the corner of the internet that’s hell-bent on convincing you that GMOs are poisonous, vaccines cause autism, and climate change is a government-sponsored hoax. The message is traveling far and wide. [News Source]
Study questions ability of trees to store more carbon as CO2 levels rise.
Wednesday March 08th 2017, 9:00 AM"Australia's soils are very old and weathered by millions of years of sun and rain, meaning soils are very low in nutrients," explained researcher David Ellsworth. [News Source]
GOP owns Trump attack on the Earth.
Wednesday March 08th 2017, 9:00 AMTrump’s war on the environment and information itself is under way. [News Source]
Scientists could end up flying blind about Arctic sea ice at the worst possible time.
Wednesday March 08th 2017, 9:00 AMSatellite data gaps may soon cause sea ice observations to go dark for a few years. [News Source]