Global Warming and Climate Change News

Canada to consider indirect emissions for TransCanada Energy East pipe.
Thursday August 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

The review of TransCanada Corp's proposed Energy East pipeline will consider its indirect greenhouse gas contributions, Canada's National Energy Board regulator said on Wednesday, expanding the scope of the assessment. [News Source]

Federal electricity study hints at future support for coal.
Thursday August 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

The Trump administration on Wednesday released a major report urging actions to protect the “reliability and resilience” of the nation’s electric grid, a move that could lay the groundwork for future support of America’s ailing coal and nuclear industries. [News Source]

Nearly 140 countries could be powered entirely by wind, solar and water by 2050.
Thursday August 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

'Our findings suggest that the benefits are so great that we should accelerate the transition to wind, water, and solar, as fast as possible, by retiring fossil-fuel systems early wherever we can.' [News Source]

Group of nine states announces aggressive plan to cut emissions.
Thursday August 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

After more than a year of negotiations, states in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a market-based effort considered a model for curbing emissions, agreed to reduce power plant emissions by another 30 percent from 2020 to 2030. [News Source]

Building climate resilience in coastal communities of the Caribbean.
Thursday August 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

The Caribbean is heavily dependent on tourism and other marine services, industries that the Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change’s last report indicate are expected to be heavily impacted by climate change. [News Source]

US Energy Department study says more coal, nuclear needed to secure grid.
Thursday August 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

Cheap natural gas and the growth in renewable energy are speeding up the closure of coal and nuclear plants, putting the resilience of the U.S. electric grid at risk, according to an Energy Department report released on Wednesday. [News Source]

Depleted climate staff ‘in limbo’ as agency reshuffles.
Thursday August 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

The State Department's climate team is operating on autopilot as it waits for a departmental reorganization that will likely lessen its clout. [News Source]

Global warming is threatening Alaska’s prized wedding flower.
Thursday August 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

Business is booming for the state’s peony growers. Will climate change ruin things? [News Source]

New study finds that climate change costs will hit Trump country hardest.
Thursday August 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

In the U.S., the southeastern states are most vulnerable to the costly impacts from human-caused climate change. [News Source]

Worldwide 100 percent renewable energy possible by 2050, claims detailed new plan.
Thursday August 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

A detailed roadmap for 139 countries outlines a path to a future powered entirely by wind, water and solar energy. [News Source]

Exxon played us all on global warming, science historians conclude.
Thursday August 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

Exxon followed a public relations strategy of sowing doubt regarding climate science findings while quietly hewing to mainstream scientific conclusions internally. [News Source]