Global Warming and Climate Change News

Statoil to cut greenhouse emissions by a fifth by 2030.
Friday March 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

Norwegian oil and gas producer Statoil said on Thursday it aims to cut its annual carbon dioxide emissions by about a fifth from current levels by 2030 as part of global efforts to limit climate change. [News Source]

What slashing the EPA’s budget by one-quarter would really mean.
Friday March 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

The agency's funding would fall to its lowest point since the Ford administration, and climate change efforts, some little known, are expected to suffer deeply. [News Source]

The Clean Power Plan is gone—and there’s no ‘replace.’
Friday March 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

The White House intends to unravel the Clean Power Plan without providing a replacement, according to a source briefed on the issue. [News Source]

EPA head Scott Pruitt denies that carbon dioxide causes global warming.
Friday March 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

Pruitt shocks scientists and environmental advocates with statement that negates EPA policy and ‘overwhelmingly clear’ evidence on climate change. [News Source]

CO2 not ‘primary contributor’ to warming – Pruitt.
Friday March 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt caused a carbon kerfuffle Thursday by raising doubts over whether or not CO2 is the main driver behind climate change. [News Source]

Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching worsens as scientists fear heatwave’s impact.
Friday March 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

More evidence of coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef has emerged ahead of surveys that will confirm whether an underwater heatwave has caused widespread damage for an unprecedented second year in a row. [News Source]

Tesla says its batteries could fix Australia’s energy problems in 100 days.
Friday March 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

They are only starting to gain a foothold in the Australian market, but could batteries provide a near overnight solution to the energy woes that have hit South Australia and risk spreading east? [News Source]

Welcome to Pleistocene Park.
Friday March 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

In Arctic Siberia, Russian scientists are trying to stave off catastrophic climate change—by resurrecting an Ice Age biome complete with lab-grown woolly mammoths. [News Source]

Cruise holidays: Who is leading the fleet for sustainable sea travel?
Friday March 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

Environmental standards for shipping are so low, cruise companies have a huge opportunity to improve their policies. [News Source]

On climate change, Scott Pruitt causes an uproar — and contradicts the EPA’s own website.
Friday March 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

The nation’s top environmental official strongly rejected the established science of climate change on Thursday, outraging scientists, environmentalists, and even his immediate predecessor at the EPA. [News Source]

EPA chief unconvinced on CO2 link to global warming.
Friday March 10th 2017, 9:00 AM

The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday he is not convinced that carbon dioxide from human activity is the main driver of climate change and said he wants Congress to weigh in on whether CO2 is a harmful pollutant that should be regulated. [News Source]