Global Warming and Climate Change News

How climate change could turn US real estate prices upside down.
Wednesday August 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

Floridians have long recognised climate’s threat to their homes. Amid the disaster wrought by Harvey, home buyers may look to higher ground. [News Source]

Tillerson moves to scrap top envoy position.
Wednesday August 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is planning to eliminate the top climate envoy position at the State Department as part of a wider overhaul that could further aggravate the Trump administration's contentious relationship with the scientific community. [News Source]

Harvey’s toll on energy industry shows a Texas vulnerability.
Wednesday August 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

For years, much of the nation’s refinery capacity and chemical production have been concentrated along the swamps and narrow inlets of the Gulf of Mexico, risking devastation in a monster storm. Enter Harvey. [News Source]

Amazon says it just flipped switch on New Jersey’s largest rooftop solar array.
Wednesday August 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

Amazon on Tuesday unveiled what the company says is the largest rooftop solar panel energy system in New Jersey on the 30-acre roof of its Carteret warehouse. [News Source]

Giant craters in Canada’s melting permafrost impacting climate change: Researchers.
Wednesday August 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

Melting permafrost releasing carbon dioxide to atmosphere, contributing to greenhouse effect. [News Source]

California’s multi-front fight on climate.
Wednesday August 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

California continues to pass the most ambitious laws in the world to expand clean energy and combat climate change. [News Source]

EPA taps climate change doubter to lead Midwest office.
Wednesday August 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

The Trump administration has named Wisconsin’s top environmental regulator to lead the Environmental Protection Agency’s Midwest regional office. Cathy Stepp has frequently been criticized in her Wisconsin role as being too business friendly. [News Source]

Boston hurricane barrier eyed; cost estimate $10B.
Wednesday August 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

With Tropical Storm Harvey inundating Houston, experts say Boston could face its own extreme flooding crisis in the next century - threatening massive damage and justifying a $10 billion hurricane barrier outside the harbor. [News Source]

Ancient trees reveal relationship between climate change, wildfires.
Wednesday August 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

New analysis of centuries-old trees in South America has revealed a strong correlation between wildfires and periods of warming. [News Source]

Rising temperatures may limit aircraft takeoffs globally.
Wednesday August 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

Rising temperatures due to global warming may ground up to a third of airplanes worldwide in the decades to come, according to a recently published analysis by Columbia University. [News Source]

EPA says climate scientists trying to ‘politicize’ Texas storm.
Wednesday August 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday rejected a contention by scientists that the historic rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey was linked to climate change, calling it “an attempt to politicize an ongoing tragedy.” [News Source]