Global Warming and Climate Change News

When it’s hot, plants become a surprisingly large source of air pollution.
Thursday May 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

Planting trees is often touted as a strategy to make cities greener, cleaner and healthier. But during heat waves, city trees actually boost air pollution levels. [News Source]

Fossil fuel lobby could be forced to declare interests at UN talks.
Thursday May 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

Developing countries score significant victory for greater transparency from outside parties at UN climate negotiations. [News Source]

Climate change causing Eastern U.S. trees to shift north and west, study finds.
Thursday May 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

A warmer, wetter climate is helping push dozens of Eastern U.S. trees to the north and, surprisingly, west, a new study finds. [News Source]

Two governors urge Perry to help keep US in Paris climate pact.
Thursday May 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

Two Republican governors urged U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Wednesday to ensure the United States does not withdraw from a pact that requires countries around the world to lower greenhouse gas emissions in a bid to slow global warming. [News Source]

Usually fractious Freedom Caucus works quietly on energy.
Thursday May 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

When Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) led the first major rewrite of the nation's chemical safety rules in four decades last year, he made sure to check in with an increasingly powerful bloc of conservatives: the House Freedom Caucus. [News Source]

Many nations pin climate hopes on China, India as hopes for Trump fade.
Thursday May 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

Many countries are pinning their hopes on China and India to lead efforts to slow climate change amid a growing sense of resignation that U.S. President Donald Trump will either withdraw from a global pact or stay and play a minimal role. [News Source]

Adani offered $320m deferment of Carmichael coal export royalties.
Thursday May 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

The Queensland government has reportedly offered Adani a royalties pause worth up to $320m as the company decides whether to proceed with its Carmichael mine project. [News Source]

Gov. Terry McAuliffe takes action on climate change.
Thursday May 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

Is the governor’s approach the best one? [News Source]

Forget flying cars: We need floating ones.
Thursday May 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

As traffic on land stalls, the sea beckons. [News Source]

Report: Extinction looming for most of California’s salmon and trout.
Thursday May 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

Climate change is the single biggest threat to native salmonids in California, according to a new study from California Trout and the University of California, Davis. [News Source]

In the Arctic, researchers race to understand black carbon’s climate impact.
Thursday May 18th 2017, 10:00 AM

The wood and fossil fuels we burn affect extreme warming in the Arctic, and solutions begin with understanding how and how much. [News Source]