Global Warming and Climate Change News

Boaty McBoatface, from internet joke to polar explorer.
Monday March 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

Scientists will hope that the robot submarine will discover something that draws as much attention as the odd story of how it got its name. [News Source]

Q&A: Kim Stanley Robinson explains how he flooded Manhattan.
Monday March 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

His new book, New York 2140, explores the interplay of climate change and global finance on a warmer, wetter future world. [News Source]

Black rail population sinking fast as rising sea level drowns its habitat.
Monday March 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

Federal endangered species status is being considered for this secretive bird of East Coast’s deep marshes. [News Source]

Don’t play politics with climate grants.
Monday March 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

In a geographic region that is on the leading edge of planetary warming, it matters to the ecology and to human health if federally funded Southwest climate change research is cut way back or even eliminated. [News Source]

DOE may be prime target for Trump budget cutters.
Monday March 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

The steep spending cuts that President Trump will soon call for from federal agencies would fall particularly heavily on the Energy Department unless the Trump budget team unexpectedly warms up to the Obama administration's clean energy, energy efficiency and smart grid technology programs, budget experts say. [News Source]

Europe’s aim: Sway, not provoke, Trump on climate.
Monday March 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

Angela Merkel's visit this week will test whether U.S. allies can persuade the president not to blow up their efforts on global warming. [News Source]

Geoengineering: What is it, how does it work and is it good or bad?
Monday March 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

Scientists have suggested various geoengineering projects to help limit global warming. [News Source]

Drought and forest loss cause vicious circle in the Amazon.
Monday March 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

If dry seasons intensify with man-made climate change, the risk for self-amplified forest loss increases even more and could put the Amazon rainforest further at risk, an international team of scientists found. [News Source]

Scott Pruitt denies basic climate science. But most of the outrage is missing the point.
Monday March 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

It’s not about Pruitt and it’s not about facts. [News Source]

In the battle over California climate policies, green projects are now in the hot seat.
Monday March 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

As environmental justice advocates grow more influential, they're targeting a part of California's climate agenda accused of failing to help local communities. [News Source]

In race to curb climate change, cities outpace governments.
Monday March 13th 2017, 10:00 AM

As cities from Sydney to Oslo set more ambitious targets to cut climate change than national plans, is conflict ahead? [News Source]