Global Warming and Climate Change News

Virginia governor aims to regulate power plant emissions.
Wednesday May 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is announcing a state plan to limit carbon emissions from power plants, a plan similar to a federal policy President Donald Trump has vowed to roll back. [News Source]

Virginia will regulate carbon emissions; ‘the threat of climate change is real’.
Wednesday May 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

Gov. Terry McAuliffe directed the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to begin assembling regulations to reduce carbon emissions from Virginia power plants. [News Source]

Virginia governor orders cap-and-trade regulation for power plants.
Wednesday May 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

Virginia's governor issued an order on Tuesday to lay the groundwork for a cap-and-trade system to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, saying it would "fill the void" left by the Trump administration which has been rolling back federal climate rules. [News Source]

Miners increase green energy use to power their pits.
Wednesday May 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

Major mining companies, including some of the world's biggest suppliers of fossil fuel, are seeking to use more renewable energy themselves as they strive to drive down costs and curb emissions. [News Source]

Surprising developments in China, India could blunt Trump’s climate rollbacks.
Wednesday May 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

According to an analysis released at a round of United Nations climate talks in Bonn on Monday, China and India could more than compensate for the United States' failure to meet its proposed emissions cuts under the Paris Climate Agreement. [News Source]

No matter what Trump does, big cities pressing for cleaner cars.
Wednesday May 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

The auto industry can’t count on a rollback of environmental standards by U.S. President Donald Trump to escape increasing worldwide pressure to make vehicles cleaner. [News Source]

‘Solar goldmine’: Sydney tapping just 1 percent of a stellar resource.
Wednesday May 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

The scale of Australia's untapped solar energy resources has been laid bare with a study of the City of Sydney finding as little as 1 per cent of the available rooftops equipped with photovoltaics. [News Source]

Scientists just discovered yet another coral reef that has been devastated by global warming.
Wednesday May 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

Scientists have now found 90 percent coral death at the remote Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean. [News Source]

Why meat eaters should think much more about soil.
Wednesday May 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

If over-grazing continues to cause soil degradation, we won’t be able to feed people in the future. The answer? Eat grass-fed sustainable meat - or none at all. [News Source]

Large-scale solar industry takes off in Australia as 12 new plants secure finance.
Wednesday May 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

Support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has helped put large-scale solar on a solid footing despite cuts to its own funding. [News Source]

Virginia moves to regulate power plants’ carbon pollution, defying Trump.
Wednesday May 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday announced an ambitious plan to cut carbon pollution from the state's power plants, taking a stand against the Trump administration's continued efforts to dismantle carbon-cutting regulations. [News Source]