Global Warming and Climate Change News

As a coastal defence, the Great Barrier Reef’s value to communities goes way beyond tourism.
Friday August 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

As bleaching events and acidification continue, the outer reefs that protect the Queensland coast from ocean waves will increasingly struggle to perform this function. [News Source]

In race against rising seas, Louisiana scrambles to save dwindling coast.
Friday August 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

In the absence of broad federal support, state managers in Louisiana have had to go it alone in the quest to save the state's eroding coastline. [News Source]

Portland, Oregon, air quality remains unhealthy, but some relief may come Friday.
Friday August 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

The thick haze from wildfires in British Columbia has blanketed the Portland area this week amid record heat. [News Source]

EPA will reject change that Trump backer Icahn sought.
Friday August 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

The Trump administration plans to reject a proposal that would let oil refiners off the hook for complying with the federal ethanol mandate, a senior administration official says, dashing the hopes of billionaire Carl Icahn and a slew of independent companies. [News Source]

On environment and energy, Trump often picks his own facts.
Friday August 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

President Trump held a rally Thursday night with some of his favorite people: West Virginians. As he often does, he praised coal and coal miners, and claimed credit for a turnaround in the industry. [News Source]

“This is nowhere near over”: Trump has an entirely different repeal-and-replace problem.
Friday August 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

The president needs to decide what to do about Obama’s signature climate policy. [News Source]

These artists are trying to make climate change visceral.
Friday August 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

Recognizing that people often act by heart rather than logic, these ten artists aim to help viewers understand the data while developing an emotional attachment that convinces them to do something about it - now. [News Source]

Climate inaction will leave our kids a trillion dollar debt.
Friday August 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

Unless we drastically cut our carbon emissions, today’s young people will have to pay up to US$535 trillion to clean up the atmosphere, according to a new study. [News Source]

Australia’s carbon pollution soars, government data shows.
Friday August 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

Australia's greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, making the task of future pollution cuts to meet international commitments more difficult, the latest data for the government show. [News Source]

Florida is Ground Zero for impacts of sea level rise.
Friday August 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

With its long coastline and its billions of dollars of property values, Florida is Ground Zero for climate change. [News Source]

How extreme could temperatures become in Texas?
Friday August 04th 2017, 10:00 AM

According to a new analysis from the Climate Impact Lab, by the end of the century, climate change could cause Texas summers to look more and more like 2011. [News Source]