Global Warming and Climate Change News

Could elusive deep-sea microbes help fight climate change?
Friday September 30th 2016, 10:00 AM

The bacteria are hard to get and nearly impossible to keep in a lab, but they are the key to better climate-change models. [News Source]

Can Clinton win over Millennials with her climate change ​policies?
Friday September 30th 2016, 10:00 AM

Climate change is one of the top issues for likely Millennial voters. But will they turn out in sufficient numbers to help Hillary Clinton? [News Source]

The end of pasta? Not funny!
Friday September 30th 2016, 10:00 AM

Peterson Toscano was a comedian, not an environmentalist. Then his love of pasta turned him into a climate activist. [News Source]

Earth’s CO2 levels have crossed the 400 ppm threshold for good.
Friday September 30th 2016, 10:00 AM

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the planet's atmosphere has surpassed 400 parts per million during the annual low point of the Earth's CO2 cycle, and it's not expected to dip below that threshold anytime soon. [News Source]

Politicians launch new attack on wind, solar power in wake of Australian blackout.
Friday September 30th 2016, 10:00 AM

In the wake of an unprecedented blackout that cut off an entire Australian state from electricity on Wednesday into Thursday, some politicians are vilifying renewable power sources, particularly wind turbines. [News Source]

Clinton wants to close a fracking ‘loophole,’ but then what?
Friday September 30th 2016, 10:00 AM

Closing what's known as the "Halliburton loophole" is the clearest oil and gas policy goal of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. But it's not clear what her proposal would do. [News Source]

The new lawsuit that will escalate Exxon’s climate change troubles.
Friday September 30th 2016, 10:00 AM

A lawsuit filed Thursday could lead to a wave of climate-related litigation against Exxon and other energy companies. [News Source]

US says Glencore unit to pay record $27 million for biofuels compliance.
Friday September 30th 2016, 10:00 AM

Glencore Plc's bunker fuel unit has agreed to pay a $27-million penalty and retire over $71 million worth of credits for compliance with the U.S. biofuels program to resolve charges it violated the policy, the U.S. government said on Thursday. [News Source]

Greenhouse gases from reservoirs fuel climate change.
Friday September 30th 2016, 10:00 AM

Globally, reservoirs are responsible for about 1.3 percent of the world’s man-made greenhouse gas emissions each year, or about the same as Canada’s total emissions, according to a study to be published in the journal Bioscience next week. [News Source]

A flimsy legal attack on clean air.
Friday September 30th 2016, 10:00 AM

Power industry groups and 28 states are challenging a plan that is a key part of President Obama’s response to climate change. [News Source]

Exxon’s big bet on oil sands a heavy weight to carry.
Friday September 30th 2016, 10:00 AM

Tar sands account for 35 percent of the oil giant's holdings, up from 17 percent a decade ago, and may come under scrutiny in SEC's probe of its reserve accounting. [News Source]