Global Warming and Climate Change News

Queensland tree clearing wipes out federal emissions gains.
Friday October 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

Accelerating rates of land clearing in Queensland are undermining Australia’s Direct Action greenhouse gas cuts. [News Source]

Science says: Era of monster hurricanes roiling the Atlantic.
Friday October 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

It's not just this year. The monster hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose and Lee that have raged across the Atlantic are contributing to what appears to be the most active period for major storms on record. [News Source]

EPA’s climate rule withdrawal will include big changes to cost calculations.
Friday October 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

In nixing the Clean Power Plan, EPA will suggest changing the benefits it counts, which would bolster its arguments that the rule’s economic burdens would outweigh its gains from cleaner air, reduced illnesses and greater energy efficiency. [News Source]

Marin thinkers join effort to tackle sea-level rise.
Friday October 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

Architects, urban planners, environmentalists and others gathered at Tiscornia Marsh to look at the undulating waves in the bay and contemplate ways to keep those forces from overrunning land as sea-level rise takes hold. [News Source]

The sinking city: Floods the new reality of life by the river.
Friday October 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

Flooding is an ancient problem in Christchurch, but it has become more severe. It is the major consequence of life in a sinking city while the ocean rises. [News Source]

Trump nominates a coal lobbyist to be No. 2 at EPA.
Friday October 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

The nominee, Andrew R. Wheeler, is a former aide to Senator James M. Inhofe, an outspoken denier of established science on climate change, and has worked as a lobbyist for Murray Energy. [News Source]

Climate change roundtable puts Alaska contradictions on full display.
Friday October 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

The room included people who depend on oil for their livelihood, and those coping with the impacts of climate change on the ground – represented at the same table, sometimes by same person. [News Source]

Chesapeake acidification could compound issues already facing the bay, researchers find.
Friday October 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

As oceans around the world absorb carbon dioxide and acidify, the changes are likely to come faster to the nation’s largest estuary. [News Source]

Wood pellet demand, opposition growing.
Friday October 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

Wood pellets are often marketed as an energy source that’s a better alternative to fossil fuels, but environmental groups worry about ties between the industry and loss of biodiversity, deforestation, faulty trade policies and climate change. [News Source]