Global Warming and Climate Change News

In threat to food security, Bangladesh moves to burn grain for fuel.
Tuesday May 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

Bangladesh plans to begin turning some of the grain it produces into ethanol to make its fuel greener – but economists and experts warn the move could hurt food security in a country that is already a grain importer. [News Source]

Ethiopia is facing a killer drought. But it’s going almost unnoticed.
Tuesday May 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

With food crises erupting across the continent and the government's budget strained by last year’s drought, the money isn't there to fight it. [News Source]

2 contentious air provisions hitch ride on omnibus.
Tuesday May 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

The broad fiscal 2017 spending bill released overnight includes contentious language to require the federal government to treat emissions from forest biomass as carbon neutral. [News Source]

Moving away from the pro-growth economy.
Tuesday May 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

With support and guidance from multiple experts, the MAHB has compiled a list of resources and organizations relevant to the discussions of why a new economic system is needed, what might the system look like, and how do we make the necessary transition. [News Source]

State-owned Swedish firm Vattenfall enters UK energy market.
Tuesday May 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

A state-owned Swedish company has become the latest European firm to enter the UK’s lucrative energy market, as Britain’s appeal to continental power suppliers shows no sign of abating after the Brexit vote. [News Source]

Gentrification fears grow as high ground becomes hot property.
Tuesday May 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

One of the first sea-level rise maps Broadway Harewood saw was a few years back, when climate activists gathered in his neighborhood to talk about how global warming would affect people in less-affluent South Florida communities. [News Source]

Conservatives’ new climate argument fails.
Tuesday May 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

It goes like this: Science couldn’t predict the outcome of the last election, or the bumps in the economy, so why should we believe scientists when they try to predict the future of Earth’s climate? [News Source]

EPA, clean energy spared Trump’s ax in $1.1 trillion budget deal.
Tuesday May 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

Environmental programs marked for death or deep cuts by President Donald Trump got a reprieve in the government funding deal revealed early Monday by congressional leaders -- at least for now. [News Source]

Reversing climate change? California author offers 100 reasons to hope.
Tuesday May 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

Global climate change is a such a dramatic and vast event, it can be hard to find reasons to believe we can change the momentum. Environmentalist Paul Hawken, in his new book, offers 100 reasons to hope. [News Source]

Canada 200M tons away from meeting international emissions promise.
Tuesday May 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

Canada has just 13 years to cut almost 200 million tons of yearly carbon emissions if it hopes to meet its 2015 international climate treaty obligations. [News Source]

Can the US weaken its target? The answer may hinge on a word.
Tuesday May 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

The future of U.S. participation in the Paris Agreement may hinge on how the Trump White House reads a single sentence. [News Source]