Global Warming and Climate Change News

The injustice of Atlantic City’s floods.
Thursday May 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

New Jersey's working class are forgotten as federal government funds fixes for wealthier neighbors. [News Source]

G7 seen urging Trump to stick with climate pact at summit.
Thursday May 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

President Donald Trump will face pressure from other Group of Seven leaders at a summit this month to keep the United States in a global agreement to combat climate change after he put off a decision on whether to quit the pact. [News Source]

In win for environmentalists, Senate keeps an Obama-era climate change rule.
Thursday May 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

In a surprising victory for President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy, the Senate voted on Wednesday to uphold an Obama-era climate change regulation to control the release of methane from oil and gas wells on public land. [News Source]

Extreme weather is hurting Australian farmers – it’s time to demand action.
Thursday May 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

Heat, drought and floods are affecting Australia’s food security but shoppers can support farmers by learning about the origins of their groceries. [News Source]

Glacier National Park is losing its glaciers.
Thursday May 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

In the past half century, some of the ice formations in Montana have lost 85 percent of their size, and the average shrinkage is 39 percent, a study released by the U.S. Geological Survey and Portland State University says. [News Source]

Who stands behind Suniva’s trade case?
Thursday May 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

Suniva Inc. is an American solar manufacturer that has rocked the solar industry by asking the Trump administration to raise trade barriers against key imports. Cheap products originating from China, it said, are killing a "Buy America" company. [News Source]

States sue over Trump decision to restart coal lease program.
Thursday May 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

Four U.S. states filed a lawsuit Tuesday over President Donald Trump's decision to restart the sale of coal leases on federal lands. [News Source]

Surprise! Senate fails to kill Obama methane rule.
Thursday May 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

An effort to repeal an Obama-era rule to regulate methane waste on public lands barely failed in the Senate today, with three Republicans joining Democrats to defeat the controversial measure that GOP leaders had struggled to pass under the Congressional Review Act. [News Source]

How California’s greenhouse gas laws can better serve disadvantaged communities.
Thursday May 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

Environmental justice advocates are working to ensure the state’s efforts to combat climate change benefit everyone — and the lessons can be applied nationwide. [News Source]

Indian solar power prices hit record low, undercutting fossil fuels.
Thursday May 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

Plummeting wholesale prices put the country on track to meet renewable energy targets set out in the Paris agreement. [News Source]

Arctic nations may confront U.S. on climate change., Arctic nations may confront US on climate change.
Thursday May 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

Diplomats from eight Arctic nations are facing a standoff today over the Trump administration’s efforts to downplay the importance of climate change in an Arctic Council ministerial statement marking the end of the United States’ two-year council chairmanship. [News Source]