Global Warming and Climate Change News

EPA cleanup plan for Houston Superfund site opposed by industry.
Tuesday October 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

The San Jacinto waste pits were flooded during Hurricane Harvey. EPA and industry differ on how to minimize contaminant risk. [News Source]

Are flatulent shellfish really contributing to climate change?
Tuesday October 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

Scientists investigating marine life in the Baltic Sea have found mussels, oysters and clams are emitting greenhouse gases - but cows still trump them. [News Source]

Our cities need fewer cars, not cleaner cars.
Tuesday October 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

Electric cars won’t eradicate gridlocks and air pollution, but carbon footprints could be cut by favouring pedestrians, cyclists and mass transit. [News Source]

Tony Abbott launches warning shot on climate policy.
Tuesday October 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

Tony Abbott has fired a shot across Malcolm Turnbull's bow, warning that any energy package agreed to in cabinet must also pass a party room wary of anything approaching a clean energy target or other subsidy scheme for renewables. [News Source]

Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming.
Tuesday October 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

A proposed overhaul of New Mexico’s state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth. [News Source]

Plant more trees to combat climate change: Scientists.
Tuesday October 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

Planting forests and other activities that harness the power of nature could play a major role in limiting global warming under the 2015 Paris agreement, an international study showed on Monday. [News Source]

World petrol demand ‘likely to peak by 2030 as electric car sales rise.’
Tuesday October 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

World petrol demand will peak within 13 years thanks to the impact of electric cars and more efficient engines, energy experts have predicted. [News Source]

Judge allows ‘necessity’ defense by climate activists in oil pipeline protest.
Tuesday October 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

A Minnesota judge ruled that three activists charged with felonies can argue they had no legal alternative to protect citizens from climate change impacts. Phil McKenna, A Minnesota judge ruled that three activists charged with felonies can argue they had no legal alternative to protect citizens from climate change impacts. [News Source]

Skeptics suspicious of Pruitt plan to press him on red team.
Tuesday October 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

Climate skeptics have been holding closed-door meetings to identify candidates for U.S. EPA's "red team" exercise aimed at poking holes in mainstream science and to discuss ways to prevent agency Administrator Scott Pruitt from reneging on his promise to do it. [News Source]

Could migrating squid help Alaska predict climate change?
Tuesday October 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

Chasing warmer waters, the market squid might be here to stay. [News Source]

Return of ‘ocean chimney’ the size of Tasmania puzzles Antarctic scientists.
Tuesday October 17th 2017, 10:00 AM

A rare hole the size of Tasmania has opened up in the sea ice off Antarctica, enthralling scientists keen to understand its cause and the possible role of climate change in its formation. [News Source]