Global Warming and Climate Change News

Tagus river at risk of drying up completely.
Tuesday August 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

The Tagus river, the longest in the Iberian peninsula, is in danger of drying up completely as Spain once again finds itself in the grip of drought. [News Source]

US wind and solar power helped prevent up to 12,700 deaths in 2015.
Tuesday August 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

Air pollution is estimated to cut short the lives of 40,000 people a year in the UK. [News Source]

Korean retailers stop egg sales after fipronil found in some eggs.
Tuesday August 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

Major Korean retailers, convenience store chains and online retailers decided Tuesday to immediately halt sales of eggs at their branches nationwide after the government warned of pesticide-tainted eggs earlier in the day. [News Source]

How far will Freeland go to get climate change in NAFTA?
Tuesday August 15th 2017, 10:00 AM

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she wants to see environmental provisions strengthened in a re-done North American Free Trade Agreement, but it’s not clear exactly how far Canada’s top diplomat will go to get climate change into NAFTA. [News Source]

Thirty years after the Montreal Protocol, solving the ozone problem remains elusive.
Monday August 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

Scientists warn of new threats to the ozone layer, including widespread use of ozone-eating chemicals not covered by the treaty. [News Source]

Trump’s environmental agenda is crashing into the courts.
Monday August 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

Pruitt used to sue the EPA. Now he’s being sued for what he’s doing with it. [News Source]

In Egypt, a rising sea — and growing worries about climate change’s effects.
Monday August 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

"In the winter, the sea attacks us," a fisherman says. "We are afraid the village will sink into the sea." [News Source]

US emissions probably won’t increase under Trump, study says. But they won’t fall, either.
Monday August 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

Market forces are likely to bolster the expansion of clean energy and other emissions-cutting efforts, particularly in the electricity sector, against changes in federal policy. [News Source]

Refugees of a different kind are being displaced by rising seas — and governments aren’t ready.
Monday August 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

Sea levels are on the rise, displacing entire populations and stirring fears for 'climate refugees' that must relocate. [News Source]

Phasing out nuclear power a must for Japan’s new energy plan.
Monday August 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

While combining a nuclear phase-out with a fight against global warming won't be an easy task, advances in energy-saving technologies and in renewable energy options have lowered the hurdles for pursuing both. [News Source]

Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet.
Monday August 14th 2017, 10:00 AM

Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth – two kilometres below the surface of the vast ice sheet that covers west Antarctica. [News Source]