Global Warming and Climate Change News

Boom in American liquified natural gas is shaking up the energy world.
Monday October 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

A shale gas drilling boom over the last decade has propelled the United States from energy importer to exporter, taking the country a giant leap toward the goal of energy independence declared by presidents for half a century. [News Source]

‘This is the future’: Solar-powered family car hailed by experts.
Monday October 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

A futuristic family car that not only uses the sun as power but supplies energy back to the grid has been hailed as “the future” as the annual World Solar Challenge wrapped up in Australia. [News Source]

California wildfires, intense heat could be ‘new normal.’
Monday October 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

As portrayed in novels, the California of the future is barely habitable. Brutal storms alternate with crushing droughts. Mudslides and wildfires create waves of climate change refugees. [News Source]

Trump pick for top environment post: Carbon dioxide is ‘the gas of life.’
Monday October 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

President Donald Trump has picked Kathleen Hartnett White, a former Texas regulator and unapologetic advocate of expanding U.S. fossil fuel production regardless of carbon dioxide emissions, for the top White House environment post. [News Source]

Geoengineering is not a quick fix for climate change, experts warn Trump.
Monday October 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

Leading climate scientists have warned that geoengineering research could be hijacked by climate change deniers as an excuse not to reduce CO2 emissions, citing the US administration under Donald Trump as a major threat to their work. [News Source]

The diplomat behind the Paris climate agreement says the world is moving forward without Donald Trump.
Monday October 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

Christiana Figueres remains optimistic about tackling global warming. [News Source]

A hard shore is a dead shore.
Monday October 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

How anti-erosion measures hurt fish—and living shorelines may help. [News Source]

New polar bear star of Moscow Zoo is symbol of a dire problem for species caused by climate change.
Monday October 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

This animal and its lost mother wandered some 700 km too far south 'because they couldn't go north' and got confused. [News Source]

Why Tony Abbott’s climate snow job mistakes Australia for Europe.
Monday October 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

Conservatives cheering climate change always ignore how Australia's economy will be among the hardest hit. [News Source]

Firms act on ocean plastic from Southeast Asia.
Monday October 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

Two initiatives involving industry aim to stop ocean plastic pollution at the source. [News Source]

Wild is the wind: the resource that could power the world., Wild is the wind: The resource that could power the world.
Monday October 16th 2017, 10:00 AM

Wind isn’t just mysterious, destructive and exhilarating - capturing just 2 percent of it would solve the planet’s energy needs at a stroke. [News Source]