Global Warming and Climate Change News

De Beers pilots plan to store carbon dioxide in diamond-bearing rock.
Friday May 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Anglo American's diamond unit De Beers is piloting a project to capture carbon in the rock from which diamonds are extracted to offset harmful emissions, the company said. [News Source]

Pruitt signals support for lifting ethanol restrictions.
Friday May 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt suggested yesterday that he supports lifting seasonal restrictions on the sale of high-ethanol fuel, giving biofuel supporters a surprise boost on one of their top federal policy priorities. [News Source]

Modest climate change bill draws sponsors from both sides of the aisle.
Friday May 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

A small but increasingly vocal group of Republicans is embracing the reality of global warming and taking small steps to press the issue in Congress. [News Source]

Pact architect says ‘text is very clear’ – goals can’t go down.
Friday May 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

One of the top architects of the Paris climate deal says President Trump can't offer a less ambitious target than his predecessor did, an opinion that buttresses the views of opponents to Paris in the White House. [News Source]

Coal lobbyist joins agency’s congressional team.
Friday May 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

One of the coal industry's biggest boosters has joined U.S. EPA. [News Source]

Scientists call for more precision in global warming predictions.
Friday May 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Researchers from Harvard University, Princeton University and the Environmental Defense Fund proposed a new, more precise way to measure the effects of greenhouse gas emissions on Earth's climate in an article published on Thursday in the academic journal Science. [News Source]

Negative emissions tech: Can more trees, carbon capture or biochar solve our CO2 problem?
Friday May 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

As CO2 levels rise, controversial techniques including carbon capture and storage, enhanced weathering and reforestation may be solutions. [News Source]

Trump administration responds to world’s climate change questions on its commitments.
Friday May 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Asked by China, others about future U.S. climate progress under Paris process, it gave the same cut-and-paste answer about energy independence and competitiveness. [News Source]

Oil company Santos admits business plan is based on 4C temperature rise.
Friday May 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

The oil and gas company Santos has admitted its business plans are based on a climate change scenario of a 4C rise n global temperatures, at odds with internationally agreed efforts. [News Source]

Global warming ‘hiatus’ is debunked again by researchers.
Friday May 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Measuring the so-called climate change hiatus from a warm El Niño year was just part of the problem. [News Source]

Fake meat and clever concrete: The best US climate change innovations.
Friday May 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Trump’s climate plans have sparked anger and upset – but businesses are finding alternative solutions. [News Source]