Global Warming and Climate Change News

NSW Minerals Council pushes for more funding for clean coal technologies.
Monday May 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

The mining sector is pushing for more funding for the development of clean coal technologies as Westpac is challenged over whether its climate change policy would force major coal-fired power stations and mines into banking overseas. [News Source]

Trump is deleting climate change, one site at a time.
Monday May 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

The administration has taken a hatchet to climate change language across government websites. Here are several of the more egregious examples. [News Source]

Georgina Island residents raise concerns over proposed sewage plant.
Monday May 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

The Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation fear the effects of a proposed sewage treatment plant that would allow 40-million litres of treated water to flow into Lake Simcoe every day. [News Source]

Trump hasn’t destroyed the environment — yet. So the fight is on.
Monday May 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

Listening to reason isn’t Trump’s strong suit, so perhaps the better tack would be to appeal to his business sense. [News Source]

How solar and storage made West Australia farmers the most popular in town.
Monday May 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

Once considered an eco-warrior’s pipe dream, Western Australia is rapidly switching to renewable energy. [News Source]

Under Trump, inconvenient data is being sidelined.
Monday May 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

The Trump administration has removed or tucked away a wide variety of information that until recently was provided to the public, limiting access, for instance, to disclosures about workplace violations, energy efficiency, and animal welfare abuses. [News Source]

Sorry, Tesla owners, but your electric car isn’t as green as you think it is.
Monday May 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

It takes a lot of carbon to build and power an electric vehicle. [News Source]

At Arctic Council meeting, hidden tensions over region’s resources.
Monday May 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

As foreign ministers from countries with territory in the far North celebrated an agreement on fighting climate change this week, one topic seethed below the surface: growing competition for Arctic resources and sea lanes as the ice melts. [News Source]

China, India plans for electric cars threaten to cut gasoline demand.
Monday May 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

Demand for gasoline in Asia may peak much earlier than expected as millions of people in China and India buy electric vehicles over the next decade, threatening wrenching change for the oil industry, oil and auto company executives warned. [News Source]

How Trump gets his fake news.
Monday May 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

Internet hoaxes, including on climate change, keep landing on Trump's desk and a news story tucked into his hands at the right moment can torpedo an appointment or redirect the president’s entire agenda. [News Source]

Future looks rocky for alpine flowers.
Monday May 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

Scientists warn that alpine flowers and plants could face extinction as warming forces them higher up into hostile rocky mountain terrain. [News Source]