Global Warming and Climate Change News

Agency axes ‘clean energy’ from tech websites.
Wednesday May 31st 2017, 10:00 AM

The Department of Energy has removed the words "clean energy" from multiple technology webpages, suggesting a greater focus on fossil fuels. [News Source]

Scientists warn US coral reefs are on course to disappear within decades.
Wednesday May 31st 2017, 10:00 AM

New NOAA research shows that strict conservation measures in Hawaii have not spared corals from a warming ocean in one of its most prized bays. [News Source]

Amid US doubt, UN chief says climate deal essential, ‘get on board.’
Wednesday May 31st 2017, 10:00 AM

Climate change is undeniable and it is "absolutely essential" the world fight the problem together, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres argued on Tuesday, as U.S. President Donald Trump considers pulling out of the Paris climate deal. [News Source]

US resists plan to link climate change, ocean health: U.N. co-chair.
Wednesday May 31st 2017, 10:00 AM

The U.S. is resisting plans to highlight how climate change is disrupting life in the oceans at a U.N. conference of almost 200 nations next week, Sweden's deputy prime minister, who will co-chair the talks, said on Tuesday. [News Source]

John McCain urges action on Great Barrier Reef and Paris climate deal.
Wednesday May 31st 2017, 10:00 AM

Speaking in Sydney, US senator says he is ‘afraid about what the world is going to look like for our children.' [News Source]

Wildlife, renewables take back seat to oil and gas in budget.
Wednesday May 31st 2017, 10:00 AM

In southwest Wyoming, a plan to revise greater sage grouse management on a 3.5-million-acre mineral estate could be in jeopardy under the Interior Department's proposed fiscal 2018 budget. [News Source]

Turnbull government to allow green bank to fund ‘clean coal.’
Wednesday May 31st 2017, 10:00 AM

The Turnbull government will test support for coal in Parliament by introducing changes that would allow the green bank to invest in carbon capture and storage technology if it cuts pollution by at least half. [News Source]

Trump advisers wage tug of war before decision on climate deal.
Wednesday May 31st 2017, 10:00 AM

The president has said he will make a decision on whether to withdraw from the landmark Paris Agreement this week, a vexing decision with voices he respects on both sides. [News Source]

Australia hoping US keeps Paris deal: Minister.
Wednesday May 31st 2017, 10:00 AM

Australia's national interest is best served if the US remains in the Paris climate change agreement, a Senate hearing has been told. [News Source]

Coal is about to disappear from New England.
Wednesday May 31st 2017, 10:00 AM

New England's largest coal plant will extinguish its boilers for the final time tomorrow. When it does, coal will have all but disappeared from this six-state region. [News Source]

Quitting Paris climate deal would threaten US security, UN chief warns.
Wednesday May 31st 2017, 10:00 AM

António Guterres says exiting the landmark climate accord would threaten US economy and society: ‘If someone leaves a void, I guarantee someone will fill it.' [News Source]