Global Warming and Climate Change News

White House takes aim at a fast-growing source of emissions.
Tuesday July 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday took a key step toward limiting pollution caused by the nation’s fleet of commercial aircraft. [News Source]

Obama will focus on green issues far more than his predecessors.
Tuesday July 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

When President Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention here on Wednesday night, he will be certain to talk about climate change, as he clearly views his work to combat the effects of global warming as an important part of his legacy. [News Source]

Solar plane circles globe in first for clean energy.
Tuesday July 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

A solar-powered aircraft successfully completed the first fuel-free flight around the world on Tuesday, returning to Abu Dhabi after an epic 16-month voyage that demonstrated the potential of renewable energy. [News Source]

Kaine created climate commission and welcomed coal as Virginia governor.
Tuesday July 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

The environmental community's reviews of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine (D) as presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's pick for vice president are in, and they range from "awesome" to "meh." [News Source]

Britain to have cooler than usual Aug-Oct.
Tuesday July 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

Below-normal temperatures are expected in Britain and parts of Norway, France and Germany from August to October, with higher than average temperatures across the rest of Europe, The Weather Company said on Monday. [News Source]

EPA clears the way for greenhouse gas rules on US airlines.
Tuesday July 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

After years of review, the agency formally declares that emissions from airplanes cause climate change and are a threat to public health—and need to be controlled. [News Source]

Disasters linked to climate can increase risk of armed conflict.
Tuesday July 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

Climate-related disasters increase the risk of armed conflicts, according to research that shows a quarter of the violent struggles in ethnically divided countries were preceded by extreme weather. [News Source]

Water on the rise in the Nouakchott.
Tuesday July 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

A prisoner of climate change, the capital of Mauritania faces the challenges of flooding and erosion that have been exacerbated by preparations for the Arab League summit. [News Source]

NSW operating in ‘wilful blindness’ without a carbon goal or planning rules.
Tuesday July 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

The absence of a greenhouse gas emissions target in NSW and planning rules to implement it have left developers operating in a state of "wilful blindness", the Environment Defenders Office NSW says. [News Source]

Climate change increases the risk of war, scientists prove.
Tuesday July 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

The heatwaves, droughts and other natural disasters expected to increase because of global warming are helping to push countries into armed conflict, particularly those already split along ethnic lines. [News Source]

How Tim Kaine helped persuade Virginians — and conservatives — to act on climate change.
Tuesday July 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

He has led the focus on sea level rise adaptation for the extremely vulnerable Hampton Roads region of Virginia. [News Source]