Global Warming and Climate Change News

The Bush team censored climate reports. Some fear Trump more.
Thursday August 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

Word got out in September 2002 that the George W. Bush administration had axed a chapter on climate change from an annual U.S. EPA report about air pollution. Environmentalists were furious. [News Source]

Critically endangered staghorn corals are benefiting from coral gardening in the Caribbean.
Thursday August 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

New research finds that “coral gardening,” which involves planting fragments of nursery-raised coral on reefs in the wild to replenish depleted coral colonies, is playing a key role in the restoration of staghorn coral reef systems. [News Source]

Climate change, sewage and fertilizers could trigger mass extinction of life in oceans, scientists warn.
Thursday August 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

Areas of low oxygen known as 'dead zones' are spreading, killing or forcing marine life to flee. [News Source]

Speaking truth to power on climate change: Why the report leaked.
Thursday August 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

The draft U.S. climate report describes overwhelming evidence of manmade climate change underway right now and the need to get to zero net emissions. [News Source]

Orlando commits to 100 percent renewable energy citywide by 2050.
Thursday August 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

By the year 2050, Orlando commissioners want all the electricity used in the city to come from renewable sources of energy like solar and wind power. [News Source]

Iowa scientists concerned about increased humidity.
Thursday August 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

Iowa’s signature summer humidity is not just an annoyance, it’s a costly reminder that climate change is real and needs to be addressed, a group of Iowa scientists said Wednesday. [News Source]

US scientists contradict Trump’s climate claims.
Thursday August 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

As President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nation's struggling coal mines, federal scientists are warning that burning fossil fuels is already driving a steep increase in the United States of heat waves, droughts and floods. [News Source]

A nuclear war with North Korea could alter Earth’s climate for years.
Thursday August 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

There would be long-term climate change consequences if a regional nuclear war with North Korea breaks out. [News Source]

The sea level did, in fact, rise faster in the southeast US.
Thursday August 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

For people in the southeastern United States, and especially in Florida, who feel that annoying tidal flooding has sneaked up on them in recent years, it turns out to be true. And scientists have a new explanation. [News Source]

‘Indigenous peoples are the best guardians of world’s biodiversity.’
Thursday August 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz argues that governments are failing to implement the UN's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and claims that the struggle for indigenous rights “surpasses” other great social movements of the past. [News Source]

Court ruling on HFCs deals another blow to Paris climate goals.
Thursday August 10th 2017, 10:00 AM

A U.S. court ruled the EPA lacked authority to regulate the powerful greenhouse gases, used for cooling and refrigeration. Industry had supported the regulations. [News Source]