Global Warming and Climate Change News

Inside the renegade Republican movement for tackling climate change.
Sunday April 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

When Alex Bozmoski was in college, he didn’t believe climate change was real. He was “a very active conservative Republican,” he says, who “loved making noise.” [News Source]

NRG, a power company leaning green, faces activist challenge.
Sunday April 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Over the years, NRG, a leading independent power producer whose fleet once depended heavily on coal, has made big bets on low-carbon energy technologies and publicized its embrace of sustainability as essential to its future. [News Source]

Michael Mann: Trump must curb carbon emissions by 2020.
Sunday April 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Science is under attack at the very moment when we need it most. President Donald Trump’s March 28 executive order went much further than simply throwing a lifeline to fossil fuels, as industry-funded congressional climate change–deniers have done in the past. [News Source]

Steve Lopez: California’s environmental crusaders helped save our state. Now, they face down Trump.
Sunday April 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

It did not begin well for Alicia Rivera, who carried a stack of fliers as she made her way around the parking lot of a Wilmington shopping center. [News Source]

Debunking Koch-funded group’s efforts to deny climate science.
Sunday April 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

I have had the thrill of sharing the latest discoveries in the classroom with students who asked probing questions, when I was a faculty member of a university. That journey of discovery is one that parents and family members delight in hearing about when students come home and share what they have found particularly intriguing. [News Source]

Shell Shocks: How an oil giant secured a $1.3 billion deal mired In corruption allegations.
Sunday April 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

On the evening of 17 February 2016, Ben van Beurden, the chief executive of oil giant Shell, picked up his phone and dialled the number of the Anglo-Dutch corporation’s chief finance officer, Simon Henry. The topic of their conversation: a “dawn raid” on the company’s headquarters earlier that day by Dutch police investigating a controversial $1.3 billion Nigerian oil deal struck five years previously. [News Source]

‘Barbaric’: Adani’s giant Australian coal mine granted unlimited water licence for 60 years.
Sunday April 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

The proposed Adani coal mine, which will be Australia's biggest, has been granted unlimited access to groundwater by the Queensland government in a move farmers fear will drain huge amounts of water from the Great Artesian Basin. [News Source]

Climate change is real, so let’s fix it.
Sunday April 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Those of us who breathe in clean air, eat safe foods and drink clean water every day should cherish what we have. Not everyone around the world -- or even around the country -- is so blessed. [News Source]

The US Government Accountability Office’s website was changed to remove warnings of the risks of oil and gas drilling.
Sunday April 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

Until recently, the US Government Accountability Office’s website described oil and gas drilling on federal lands as posing an “inherent risk” to human health and the environment. [News Source]

‘War on Coal’ is bogus.
Sunday April 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

When President Donald Trump claimed that extending the life of the American coal industry would unleash "unbelievable" prosperity, he was only half right. [News Source]

The fights to protect science, people and planet are inherently connected.
Sunday April 09th 2017, 10:00 AM

The election of Donald Trump has sparked an unprecedented outpouring of public mobilization across the United States and around the world. [News Source]