Global Warming and Climate Change News

Environment said to face a dark future as EPA begins its radical shakeup.
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, caused conniptions among scientists this week by claiming that carbon dioxide isn’t the primary catalyst of global warming. Conservative groups and industry, on the other hand, heard hints that a cherished goal may be within reach. [News Source]

DAILY SHOW: Canada holds on to U.S. climate data for a bit.
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

Jordan Klepper finds out how climate scientists are working with Canadians to archive global warming data before the Trump administration can erase it. [News Source]

The US has one inspector for every 5,000 miles of pipeline—or twice the length of the country, each.
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

There are 2.7 million miles of pipeline snaked across the US. Some of the pipes carry hazardous chemicals, others carry crude oil, and still others carry highly pressurized natural gas. And when it comes to safety, all of them are under the care of 528 government inspectors. [News Source]

The US has one inspector for every 5,000 miles of pipeline—or twice the length of the country, each.
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

There are 2.7 million miles of pipeline snaked across the US. Some of the pipes carry hazardous chemicals, others carry crude oil, and still others carry highly pressurized natural gas. And when it comes to safety, all of them are under the care of 528 government inspectors. [News Source]

California DMV: Humans soon no longer required in self-driving cars.
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

Self-driving cars with no human behind the wheel — or, for that matter, no steering wheel at all — may soon appear on California’s public roads, under regulations state officials proposed Friday. [News Source]

California girds to battle feds to save the environment.
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

California officials aim to guard some of the toughest environmental standards in the nation against the Trump administration’s plan to cut clean air and water regulations. But it’s probably not going to be easy. [News Source]

What climate denial sounds like.
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

"I don't want to be called a denier," CNBC anchor Joe Kernen said to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Thursday morning. "I know you don't want to be called that, either." [News Source]

VIDEO from the Weather Channel: "The new EPA Administrator states he does not believe that CO2 is the leading cause of global warming, but science proves otherwise.
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

The new EPA Administrator states he does not believe that CO2 is the leading cause of global warming, but science proves otherwise. [News Source]

Hawaiian island gets a huge renewable energy boost thanks to Tesla.
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

A Hawaiian island is one step closer to getting 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources. Tesla, the clean energy powerhouse run by Elon Musk, has built a 13-megawatt solar farm on Kauai to help reduce the island's dependence on diesel-burning power plants. [News Source]

EPA attacks harken back to Reagan era.
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

The president is planning to slash the Environmental Protection Agency budget by a quarter, blasting the environmental regulations as a “hardship on American companies.” The year is 1981. Historians see many parallels between President Donald Trump and the early years of Ronald Reagan, though the Reagan period ended in EPA scandal. [News Source]

Statoil claims to care about climate change, commits future to oil and gas.
Saturday March 11th 2017, 9:00 AM

Big oil company Statoil yesterday released its ‘climate roadmap’. It said the plan “will further strengthen Statoil’s industry leadership in climate performance”. [News Source]