Global Warming and Climate Change News

Emission rules: Minnesota on target to reduce carbon pollution.
Saturday August 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

By Monday, we should know. Minnesota and other states should find out the targets they’ll be asked to meet to reduce the carbon pollution blamed for climate change. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release its long-anticipated Clean Power Plan. [News Source]

Clean energy is a growing political juggernaut. Should it leave climate change behind?
Saturday August 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

There's a new poll of eight key swing states out, and it shows that — surprise! — voters in swing states love clean energy. [News Source]

Iran city hits suffocating heat index of 165 degrees F., near world record.
Saturday August 01st 2015, 10:00 AM

In the city of Bandar Mahshahr (population of about 110,000 as of 2010), the air felt like a searing 165 degrees (74 Celsius) Thursday factoring in the humidity. [News Source]

GOP probes alleged internal problems with Obama water rule.
Friday July 31st 2015, 10:00 AM

The House Oversight Committee is looking into allegations that two Obama administration agencies had sharp disagreements over the development of a major water pollution rule. [News Source]

What consequences await states that ‘just say no’ to EPA carbon rule?
Friday July 31st 2015, 10:00 AM

Power generators used to building U.S. EPA regulations into their plans are expected to be the key to meeting carbon emissions targets, particularly in states where governors refuse to comply with the Obama administration's upcoming rule. [News Source]

Owners of Vegas-area coal power plant to pay $4.3M to settle lawsuit with tribe, Sierra Club.
Friday July 31st 2015, 10:00 AM

Owners of a soon-to-close coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas are agreeing to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighbouring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution. [News Source]

Hard times for the coal industry may get a lot tougher yet.
Friday July 31st 2015, 10:00 AM

Local coal miners, such as Whitehaven, have lost about 80 per cent of their value since the peak of the market in March 2011. [News Source]

Northern California wildfire forces hundreds to flee.
Friday July 31st 2015, 10:00 AM

Flames raged unchecked for a second day through tinder-dry brush and scrub oak in Northern California's ranch country on Thursday. [News Source]

Californians divided along party lines on combating climate change.
Friday July 31st 2015, 10:00 AM

Two-thirds of Californians link the state's ongoing catastrophic drought to climate change, and most support Governor Jerry Brown's efforts to combat it – but that's also because most Californians are Democrats, a new poll shows. [News Source]

Major San Francisco bayfront developments advance despite sea rise warnings.
Friday July 31st 2015, 10:00 AM

Builders plan to invest more than $21 billion in offices and homes in flood-prone areas, where waters could climb 8 feet above today’s high tide by the end of this century. [News Source]

Californians saved huge amounts of water in June.
Friday July 31st 2015, 10:00 AM

Urban water use in California dropped by 27% in June, compared with the same period two years ago, according to figures released Thursday by the State Water Resources Control Board. [News Source]