Friday April 07th 2017, 10:00 AMThe U.S. government's public lands website has revealed a new face, a wall of coal, as the Trump administration underscores its promotion of an industry that has seen its hardest times since the Bee Gees topped music charts. [News Source]
US land agency website drops hiking photo to give coal top billing.
Interior Dept. agency changes website from family visiting park to a giant pile of coal.
Friday April 07th 2017, 10:00 AMGet out and enjoy that giant coal seam this weekend! [News Source]
French foreign minister: The world can’t fight climate change without the US.
Friday April 07th 2017, 10:00 AMThis global fight against climate change cannot succeed if all parties are not fully on board and if they don’t assume their share of the burden or seek to capitalize on the opportunities. [News Source]
New review of coal ash at Dominion Power’s Chesapeake site may leave out most of the ash.
Friday April 07th 2017, 10:00 AMEnvironmental groups said Dominion failed to include in its Chesapeake closure plan about 2.1 million tons of ash in “unlined lagoons” that ceased being used decades ago. [News Source]
Climate change likely to lead to increased air turbulence and bumpier flights, study finds.
Friday April 07th 2017, 10:00 AMPressure strong enough to bounce unbuckled passengers around an aircraft cabin could become three times more common as carbon dioxide levels rise. [News Source]
Plan to pump cold water on to Barrier Reef to stop bleaching labelled ‘band-aid.’
Friday April 07th 2017, 10:00 AMFormer Barrier Reef authority director Jon Day says the idea such an approach would save the reef from bleaching is ‘ridiculous.' [News Source]
Icebergs are swarming shipping lanes in the Arctic.
Friday April 07th 2017, 10:00 AMShipping companies are now avoiding parts of the North Atlantic, where an unusually large swarm of icebergs is making life miserable for captains on the high seas. [News Source]
Mud erased a village in Peru, a sign of larger perils in South America.
Friday April 07th 2017, 10:00 AMRapid development without planning draws the region’s most vulnerable people to areas that are the most prone to devastating flooding. [News Source]
Don’t fund coal mine, activists plead with Australian export credit agency.
Friday April 07th 2017, 10:00 AMEnvironmental action groups including Greenpeace, Oxfam and GetUp have signed an open letter to Australia’s export credit agency asking it not to fund a controversial new coal mine. [News Source]
Climate refugees: How Alaska is coping with global warming.
Friday April 07th 2017, 10:00 AMIn the past 60 years Alaska has warmed by 1.7°C—twice as much as the rest of the United States. In the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, an 8,000-square-kilometre swathe of mountains, forests and lakes, the landscape is being transformed. [News Source]
Coal miner Cloud Peak urges Trump to stay in Paris climate deal.
Friday April 07th 2017, 10:00 AMThe chief executive of U.S. coal mining company Cloud Peak Energy urged President Donald Trump in a letter on Thursday to help shape global climate policies by keeping the United States in the Paris climate accord. [News Source]