Global Warming and Climate Change News

New redwood park in Santa Cruz Mountains could come from Beall law.
Saturday September 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

Clearing the way for what could potentially be the biggest open space deal in the Santa Cruz Mountains in years, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill that would streamline the sale of up to 6,500 acres of land owned by San Jose Water Company. [News Source]

US agency to decide if Pacific walrus is threatened species.
Saturday September 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

A federal agency faces a deadline this week to decide whether the iconic Pacific walrus will join the polar bear on the threatened species list. [News Source]

Interior secretary Zinke traveled on charter, military planes.
Saturday September 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and his aides have taken several flights on private or military aircraft, including a $12,000 charter plane to take him to events in his hometown in Montana and private flights between two Caribbean islands, according to documents and a department spokeswoman. [News Source]

Here are some EPA programs that Scott Pruitt’s $900,000 taxpayer-funded expenses could pay for .
Saturday September 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

Scott Pruitt wants to cut waste at the EPA. Here's what he could save by cutting his own expenses. [News Source]

U.S. offers Vogtle nuclear plant $3.7 billion in loan guarantees.
Saturday September 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

An additional loan guarantee of up to $3.7 billion to companies building two nuclear reactors in Georgia. [News Source]

‘Coal is dead’ and oil faces ‘peak demand,’ says world’s largest investment group.
Saturday September 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

BlackRock investment group, with $5 trillion in assets, is bullish on electric cars and renewables. [News Source]

What Houston doesn’t need: Sniping between mayor and governor over Harvey funds.
Saturday September 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

After weeks of solidarity among leaders in Texas and Houston to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, what a pity to see sniping break out now. [News Source]

Hate group targets enviro journalists.
Saturday September 30th 2017, 10:00 AM

The anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, identified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, has announced plans to protest next week at educational institutions in Pittsburgh and at the Society of Environmental Journalists’ conference Downtown. [News Source]

One in five Australians believe global warming is a hoax.
Friday September 29th 2017, 10:00 AM

More than one in five Australians believe global warming is a hoax and more than one-third think aliens have visited Earth. [News Source]

2 gonzo ideas for slowing down a hurricane that might actually work.
Friday September 29th 2017, 10:00 AM

Scientists are looking into ways to weaken hurricanes early on. [News Source]

Puerto Ricans could be newest US ‘climate refugees.’
Friday September 29th 2017, 10:00 AM

Hurricane Maria's destruction on Puerto Rico could spawn one of the largest mass migration events in the United States' recent history, experts say, as tens of thousands of storm victims flee the island territory to rebuild their lives on the U.S. mainland. [News Source]