Global Warming and Climate Change News

Why is China’s smog so bad? Researchers point far away to a melting Arctic.
Thursday March 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

Changing Arctic weather patterns suppressed winds that would have ventilated winter smog in China. [News Source]

Cyclic drought threatens to destabilize Amazon.
Thursday March 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

A dangerous mix of human-caused devastation and cyclic drought could start a vicious circle of forest dieback in the Amazon. [News Source]

Bayview-Hunters Point leads the charge against a rising tide of pollution.
Thursday March 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

As concern over environmental change rises, one neighborhood seeks to close the "climate gap." [News Source]

Trump to shelve fuel mileage rules, inviting a fight with California.
Thursday March 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

Trump to direct EPA to shelve aggressive fuel economy targets that are a pillar of climate action and anti-pollution efforts in California and nationwide. [News Source]

Big win for automakers as Trump orders fuel economy standards review.
Thursday March 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered a review of tough U.S. vehicle fuel-efficiency standards put in place by the Obama administration, handing a victory to auto industry executives and provoking criticism from Democrats and environmental groups. [News Source]

Exclusive: U.S. group Sierra Club seeks probe of EPA’s Pruitt over CO2 comments.
Thursday March 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

U.S. environmental group the Sierra Club has asked the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general to investigate whether the agency's head, Scott Pruitt, violated internal policies when he said he did not believe carbon dioxide was a major contributor to climate change, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday. [News Source]

House republicans buck Trump, call for climate change solutions.
Thursday March 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

Seventeen Republican members of Congress from diverse districts - including representatives from coastal Southeastern states, Nevada, Utah, upstate New York and Pennsylvania - submitted a resolution in the House Wednesday acknowledging that “human activities” have had an impact on global climate and resolving to create and support “economically viable” mitigation efforts. [News Source]

Trump moves to roll back pollution standards for cars, setting up conflict with California.
Thursday March 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

President Donald Trump started the process Wednesday of rolling back federal rules designed to limit emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from automobiles, taking aim at air pollution and climate change rules that originated in California. [News Source]

Clean energy could spark a trade war between the US and China.
Thursday March 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

China in a prime position to lead the world in clean energy, selling its innovations to other countries looking to cut their energy bills. [News Source]

New CO2 record: Is it time to geoengineer our planet?
Thursday March 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

Ever-rising CO2 concentrations have scientists searching for ways to buy humanity time to reduce carbon emissions. [News Source]

Obama left Trump a major climate-change report — and independent scientists just said it’s accurate.
Thursday March 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

The Obama administration left behind a draft climate report. It just got a stellar peer review. [News Source]