Global Warming and Climate Change News

Russia should love climate-change deniers.
Monday October 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

Research suggests the country could gain from higher temperatures. [News Source]

Earth may be close to ‘threshold of catastrophe.’
Monday October 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

The amount of carbon dioxide that humans will have released into the atmosphere by 2100 may be enough to trigger a sixth mass extinction, a new study suggests. [News Source]

Top investment groups push for action on climate risks.
Monday October 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

Large investment groups including BlackRock and Vanguard have stepped up pressure on US energy companies to address the risks associated with climate change, despite the Trump administration’s lack of action to address the threat. [News Source]

Ancient bristlecone pine forests are being overwhelmed by climate change.
Monday October 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

Climatic changes have triggered a struggle for dominance, in very slow motion, between ancient bristlecones and the younger limber pines that have been able to charge up-slope as conditions become warmer and wetter. [News Source]

Methane emissions from cattle are 11 percent higher than estimated.
Monday October 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

Emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from livestock are larger than previously thought, posing an additional challenge in the fight to curb global warming, scientists have said. [News Source]

Scientists may have found a solution to the atmosphere’s methane mystery.
Monday October 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

Scientists find that cows are filling the air with more methane than we thought. [News Source]

Los Angeles’ legendary palm trees are dying – and few will be replaced.
Monday October 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

A beetle and a fungus are killing off the trees that have become synonymous with the city, making way for trees that give more shade and use less water. [News Source]

How many big storms before people abandon coastal cities?
Monday October 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

For homeowners in flood zones, one big question looms: Rebuild or retreat after another “500-year storm?” [News Source]

Delta farmers can do more for climate than WaterFix.
Monday October 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

California’s wetlands function as the state’s environmental liver. Without them, the planet has no natural defense system against greenhouse gas emissions. [News Source]

Near-record open water reported in Beaufort and Chukchi seas.
Monday October 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

As September ended, near-record expanses of ice-free open water existed in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas, according to Alaska Sea Grant. [News Source]

Companies’ ‘zero deforestation’ pledges: Everything you need to know.
Monday October 02nd 2017, 10:00 AM

Corporations globally have made hundreds of commitments on deforestation. But what do these pledges really mean and why do scandals keep happening? [News Source]