Global Warming and Climate Change News

Beef’s environmental costs far outweigh poultry, pork.
Wednesday July 23rd 2014, 10:00 AM

Beef is by far the most costly protein when it comes to the environmental damage wreaked by feeding and raising cattle, according to a study out Monday. [News Source]

Scientists converge to tackle climate change health problems.
Wednesday July 23rd 2014, 10:00 AM

A diverse group of researchers in fields from urban planning to infectious disease will come together in Brisbane today to talk about the risks to health from climate change. [News Source]

Error discovered in Antarctic sea-ice record.
Wednesday July 23rd 2014, 10:00 AM

Misalignment in data between satellites may be fixed now, but went undetected for years. [News Source]

The strange relationship between global warming denial and…speaking English.
Wednesday July 23rd 2014, 10:00 AM

Not only is the United States clearly the worst in its climate denial, but Great Britain and Australia are second and third worst, respectively. Canada, meanwhile, is the seventh worst. What do these four nations have in common? They all speak the language of Shakespeare. [News Source]

World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row.
Wednesday July 23rd 2014, 10:00 AM

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month's average global temperature was 61.2 degrees, which is 1.3 degrees higher than the 20th century average. It beat 2010's old record by one-twentieth of a degree. [News Source]

George Osborne defeated in attempt to weaken UK carbon budget.
Wednesday July 23rd 2014, 10:00 AM

The chancellor, George Osborne's hopes of weakening the UK's carbon budget for the next decade were quashed on Tuesday when Lib Dem energy secretary, Ed Davey, said the target would not be changed. [News Source]

Germany, UK have most polluting coal plants.
Wednesday July 23rd 2014, 10:00 AM

Germany and the United Kingdom have 18 of the 30 most polluting energy plants in the European Union, according to a study by green NGOs, funded by the European Union. All of the EU’s most polluting plants were coal-fired, according to the report, Dirty 30. [News Source]

Arctic ice melt seen freeing way for South Korean oil hub.
Wednesday July 23rd 2014, 10:00 AM

Melting Arctic ice is widening a path for ships to deliver European oil to Asia, stoking South Korea’s ambition to become a regional storage and trading hub. [News Source]

Human activity causing sea level rise beyond natural changes.
Wednesday July 23rd 2014, 10:00 AM

A Colorado University study is the first to take Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), the natural rise and fall in sea levels over time, into consideration and study has found Pacific sea levels are rising consistently beyond this naturally occurring phenomenon. [News Source]

Miami Beach leaders proposing a hike in storm water fees to deal with threat of sea level rise.
Wednesday July 23rd 2014, 10:00 AM

Miami Beach is proposing an 84 percent increase in storm water fees — the cost of keeping rising seas at bay. The proposed increase is the result of a decision by commissioners in February to use higher sea level rise projections when building city projects. [News Source]

As India consumes more and more maize, search on for better varieties.
Wednesday July 23rd 2014, 10:00 AM

The Global Maize Programme, an initiative of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre, is intensively pursuing the development of heat-stress resilient, high-yielding and nutritionally enriched maize varieties in order to face the challenges of global warming. [News Source]