Global Warming and Climate Change News

Drought’s over; climate change isn’t.
Saturday April 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

Gov. Jerry Brown made official on Friday what anyone who happened to be looking out a window at yet another soggy Sacramento morning may have suspected: The California drought is over. [News Source]

Documenting glaciers in the dying days of ice.
Saturday April 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

National Parks have grown up with photography. So it’s only fitting that in the last days of ice in Montana’s Glacier National Park, Lisa McKeon is using a camera to show how quickly climate change has killed off the park’s namesakes. [News Source]

Court rules california climate payments aren’t taxes.
Saturday April 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

State judges told the California Chamber of Commerce on Thursday that its members don’t have a right to pollute, rejecting claims by its attorneys that payments required to release greenhouse gases under a marquee climate program are a kind of tax. [News Source]

Climate change is literally turning the Arctic Ocean inside out.
Saturday April 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

There’s something special — and very counterintuitive — about the Arctic Ocean. [News Source]

The soul of a corporation.
Saturday April 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

We know from an infamous Supreme Court ruling that corporations are people. They may be heartless, like the pharmaceutical company that jacks up the price of a lifesaving drug. [News Source]

California governor: Drought over, conservation must go on.
Saturday April 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to the state's drought emergency on Friday after powerful storms quenched the state following four extraordinarily dry years that drained reservoirs and wells, devastated forests and farmland and forced millions of people to slash their water use. [News Source]

Trump leads foxes of the environmental hen house.
Saturday April 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

President Donald Trump's energy and environmental policies threaten to undo progress made over the past decade toward slowing climate change and improving the Earth's overall health. [News Source]

VIDEO: What makes a scientist take a stand?
Saturday April 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

When climate scientist James Hansen spoke up about climate change in the 1980s, he risked the loss of his job & reputation. But, he says, it was worth it — because he could not be silent about something so important. [News Source]

Politicians shouldn’t troll through scientists’ emails.
Saturday April 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

Last December the Trump transition team asked the Department of Energy for a list of employees who had worked on or attended meetings about how to calculate the hidden costs of carbon pollution. [News Source]

Analysis: Is 100% renewable energy realistic? Here’s what we know.
Saturday April 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

The world has agreed to a set of shared targets on climate change. Those targets require deep (80 to 100 percent) decarbonization, relatively quickly. [News Source]

Kentucky coal museum switching to solar power.
Saturday April 08th 2017, 10:00 AM

You wouldn't expect a museum dedicated to the coal industry to run on anything other than coal -- but a mining museum in Kentucky is soon to be solar powered. [News Source]