Global Warming and Climate Change News

Invisible plastic: Microfibers are just the beginning of what we don’t see.
Friday June 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

The tiny pollutants in our clothes are forcing us to look harder for, and think more carefully about, the ways humans have shaped the environment. [News Source]

Oregon, Washington threaten to sue EPA over methane rules.
Friday June 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

Fourteen states - including Oregon and Washington - are threatening to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violating the Clean Air Act. [News Source]

Climate change in the US could help the rich and hurt the poor.
Friday June 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

From agriculture to energy demand, rising temperatures could have profound economic impacts in coming decades, researchers say. [News Source]

Let’s put offshore drilling into context.
Friday June 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

While offshore drilling accidents and spills are relatively rare, the environmental damage inflicted when they do happen is widespread and long-lasting. [News Source]

Drought in northern China is worst on record, officials say.
Friday June 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

Crops are wilting, farmers and herders are desperate for water and economic losses are estimated to be at least $780 million so far. [News Source]

Merkel issues warning to Trump ahead of G20 summit.
Friday June 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised to fight for free trade and press on with multilateral efforts to combat climate change at the G20 summit next week, challenging the "America First" policies of U.S. President Donald Trump. [News Source]

Climate change: Southern, poor counties to be hit hardest in US.
Friday June 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

Poor and southern U.S. counties will get hit hardest by global warming, according to a first-of-its-kind detailed projection of potential climate change effects at the local level. [News Source]

Climate change set to worsen inequality in US if greenhouse gases aren’t reduced.
Friday June 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

Climate change is likely to worsen existing inequalities in the US, with the poorest areas of the country poised to lose as much as 20% of their income by the end of the century if greenhouse gases are not significantly reduced. [News Source]

In Cleveland, climate change isn’t about rising seas. It’s about jobs and health.
Friday June 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

Cities have been pushing for stronger action on climate change for years, but the efforts are taking on greater intensity since President Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris climate accord in June. [News Source]

Failure to update building regulations could triple heatwave deaths by 2040.
Friday June 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

The government has rejected advice to approve the new regulations that ensure homes, hospitals and schools do not overheat as the number of deadly heatwaves rises with climate change. [News Source]

Global warming tipped scales in Europe’s heat wave.
Friday June 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

Global warming gave a clear boost to the searing temperatures that blanketed Western Europe earlier this month — a heat wave that helped fuel deadly wildfires in Portugal. [News Source]