Global Warming and Climate Change News

US works on climate interests relevant if Trump stays in UN pact.
Friday May 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

A pared-down U.S. delegation has quietly worked to promote long-standing U.S. climate interests at global talks in Germany even though President Donald Trump is threatening to pull out of an agreement largely designed by Washington. [News Source]

Antarctic Dispatches: A three-part series from the seventh continent.
Friday May 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

We went to Antarctica to understand how changes to its vast ice sheet might affect the world. [News Source]

Canada ready to impose pollution caps, fuel tax on provinces.
Friday May 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

Canada said on Thursday it planned to impose a cap on pollution in provinces that refuse to adopt a national price on carbon, setting up a potential fight with the country's powerful energy-rich west. [News Source]

Sea level rise will double coastal flood risk worldwide.
Friday May 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

Small but unstoppable increases will double frequency of extreme water levels with dire consequences, say scientists. [News Source]

Greenpeace asks Alberta regulator to halt Kinder Morgan Canada IPO.
Friday May 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

Environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday asked the Alberta securities regulator to halt Kinder Morgan's initial public offering of its Canadian business until the company disclosed climate-related risks to potential investors. [News Source]

Plant life in Antarctica is booming because of climate change, researchers say.
Friday May 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

It could be the start of a march 'backward in geologic time,' scientists say, to an era in which the icy continent actually featured trees. [News Source]

Climate change is turning Antarctica green, say researchers.
Friday May 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

In the past 50 years the quantity and rate of plant growth has shot up, says study, suggesting further warming could lead to rapid ecosystem changes. [News Source]

Egmont Key makes historic preservation list because it is threatened by climate change.
Friday May 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

Every year the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation picks 11 properties to highlight as the most threatened historic properties in the state and for the first time, a site has made the list due to the threat of sea level rise. [News Source]

National Grid boss say Labour plan will stall green energy drive.
Friday May 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

John Pettigrew claims switch to public ownership will disrupt transition to cleaner forms of energy. [News Source]

UN climate talks wrap up under threat of US exodus.
Friday May 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

UN climate talks concluded in Bonn Thursday with envoys putting on a brave face despite the threat of an American exodus hanging over their prized global pact to stem global warming. [News Source]

Reversing climate change with carbon-sucking plantations not realistic, scientists warn.
Friday May 19th 2017, 10:00 AM

A proposal to turn back climate change by planting vast swathes of land with fast-growing trees and plants that can be burned for electricity, with the carbon they release captured and stored, is not “realistic and feasible”, scientists said Thursday. [News Source]