Global Warming and Climate Change News

Disappointment and hope in Perry’s Texas.
Thursday October 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Count the power sector in Rick Perry's home state among those unimpressed with the Energy secretary's proposal to redefine competitive markets. [News Source]

6 big climate meetings on Pruitt’s calendar.
Thursday October 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's calendar - made public by American Oversight - offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Trump administration's early moves on climate change. [News Source]

A lack of action on climate change is putting people’s lives at risk.
Thursday October 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

In the 2014 Melbourne heatwave, 167 people died. Emergency departments can’t deal with this problem alone. [News Source]

Brown energy? Dung to power Finnish horse show.
Thursday October 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Horse manure will generate electricity for an international horse show in Finland this month in a new form of alternative energy, Finnish utility Fortum said on Wednesday. [News Source]

How solar energy saved a Puerto Rican farm from Hurricane Maria.
Thursday October 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

While his competitors wait for diesel to restart generators knocked out by Hurricane Maria, flower grower Hector Santiago is already back in business because of solar panels powering his 40-acre (16.2-hectare) nursery in central Puerto Rico. [News Source]

Perry at Trump’s hotel: ‘Coal is fighting back.’
Thursday October 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Energy Secretary Rick Perry told mining executives at a private meeting at the Trump International Hotel in Washington today that coal is "fighting back" and burning "cleaner than ever before." [News Source]

IEA lifts 5-year renewables forecast.
Thursday October 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

The International Energy Agency has raised its forecasts for renewable energy over the next five years following a record 2016, mainly driven by a surge in solar photovoltaic capacity in China, India and the United States. [News Source]

Warmer waters expose baby crocs to predators.
Thursday October 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Climate change could make a meal of baby crocodiles, with warmer water slashing the amount of time they can hide underwater to avoid being eaten. [News Source]

U.N. chief hopes storms will sway climate skeptics like Trump.
Thursday October 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday he hoped recent devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean and southern United States would convince climate change skeptics like U.S. President Donald Trump that global warming is a “major threat.” [News Source]

Former Toronto mayor David Miller joins climate change coalition.
Thursday October 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

Toronto’s former mayor David Miller is taking on one of his toughest jobs yet, becoming the North American director for C40 Cities in the face of President Donald Trump’s policies on climate change. [News Source]

Trump administration plans to delay methane controls on oil, gas.
Thursday October 05th 2017, 10:00 AM

The U.S. Interior Department this week will try again to delay parts of an Obama-era rule to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands, a rule Congress upheld earlier in the year, a document showed on Wednesday. [News Source]