Global Warming and Climate Change News

Canary Island tourists warned to avoid toxic ‘sea sawdust’ algae.
Friday August 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

Tourists have been warned to avoid blooms of toxic micro-algae that have been proliferating in hot weather in the sea off Spain’s Canary Islands. [News Source]

Soil carbon scheme a world-first for South Australian and Victorian farmers.
Friday August 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

Farmers in Victoria and South Australia are taking part in a world-first carbon capture scheme to generate a new source of income. [News Source]

‘Chasing Coral’ inspires audiences in Cayman.
Friday August 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

A film screening beneath the stars, with a warm breeze rippling over the sand. It sounds idyllic, but the mood in the audience was somber, even tearful. [News Source]

The terrible cost of Scotland’s salmon farms.
Friday August 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

There are plenty of theories to explain why wild salmon seem imperiled and the truth is no one knows the overall picture. But one thing is observable: salmon farms have done enormous harm. [News Source]

2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal.
Friday August 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

Last year's global weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report. [News Source]

Artificial snow could make Alpine glacier grow again.
Friday August 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

A retired professor devises a plan and evaluates the cost of saving one town’s signature glacier from climate change. [News Source]

Alaskan towns at risk from rising seas sound alarm as Trump pulls federal help.
Friday August 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

The US government’s withdrawal from dealing with, or even acknowledging, climate change may have provoked widespread opprobrium, but for Alaskan communities at risk of toppling into the sea, the risks are rather more personal. [News Source]

When the planet is reality television.
Friday August 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

An Inconvenient Sequel is technically a documentary. But only technically. [News Source]

Many of Europe’s rivers are flooding earlier in spring as climate changes.
Friday August 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

A new study tracks 50 years of seasonal river flooding and what the changes in timing mean for water management and safety. [News Source]

Students, cities and states take the climate fight to court.
Friday August 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

A wave of lawsuits across the world asks judges to do what governments have so far failed to do: aggressively confront global warming. [News Source]

These are the crazy climate records from 2016 you haven’t heard much about.
Friday August 11th 2017, 10:00 AM

By now, we’ve all heard that 2016 was the hottest year on record, and that heat-trapping greenhouse gases hit their highest concentration ever. But there are other climate change-related records that have flown more under the radar. [News Source]