Global Warming and Climate Change News

Labor says it will reach 50% renewable energy regardless of PM’s guarantee.
Friday October 20th 2017, 10:00 AM

The shadow climate change minister, Mark Butler, says if state governments don’t veto the Turnbull government’s national energy guarantee, and if the policy passes into law, Labor will ramp up the level of emissions reduction in the event it wins the next federal election. [News Source]

We asked 4 agency bosses about Trump. They’re worried.
Friday October 20th 2017, 10:00 AM

Take it from four former U.S. EPA chiefs - this is all going to get much worse before it gets better. [News Source]

Dutch will miss 2020 green energy, climate targets: Report.
Friday October 20th 2017, 10:00 AM

The Netherlands will miss 2020 targets for renewable energy production and greenhouse gas emissions despite new investments in wind power, according to a government review published on Thursday. [News Source]

Native American secrets lie buried in huge shell mounds.
Friday October 20th 2017, 10:00 AM

Archaeologists in Maine are working to unearth artifacts buried for centuries in shell middens. But sea levels are rising, eroding the ancient sites. [News Source]

New talks on Paris climate pact are set, and that’s awkward for US.
Friday October 20th 2017, 10:00 AM

International delegates will gather next month to discuss implementing the Paris agreement, and American negotiators will be there even though the United States has said it will quit the pact. [News Source]

Why does green California pump the dirtiest oil in the US?
Friday October 20th 2017, 10:00 AM

California may be a leader in climate policies, but much of its abundant oil reserves are nearly as carbon-intensive to extract and refine as Alberta tar sands crude. Many experts now say that reform of the state’s methods of producing oil is long overdue. [News Source]

EU agrees measure to safeguard carbon market from Brexit.
Friday October 20th 2017, 10:00 AM

EU lawmakers and member states have agreed ways to safeguard the carbon market if Britain leaves the emissions trading scheme as a result of Brexit. [News Source]

EPA scrubs climate change website of ‘climate change.’
Friday October 20th 2017, 10:00 AM

A new analysis made public on Friday found that an E.P.A. website has been scrubbed of scores of links to materials to help local officials prepare for a world of rising temperatures and more severe storms. [News Source]

‘Save the dung beetle!’ Global science chief says biodiversity vital.
Friday October 20th 2017, 10:00 AM

Governments should extend the protection of nature far beyond iconic creatures such as tigers and elephants to species including worms and beetles that are vital to human prosperity, the chair of a global scientific project said on Thursday. [News Source]

Portuguese kids hit climate lawsuit crowdfunding milestone.
Friday October 20th 2017, 10:00 AM

Following the second bout of deadly forest fires this year, seven children are preparing to sue for stronger climate action through the European Court of Human Rights. [News Source]

Is climate change Hollywood’s new supervillain?
Friday October 20th 2017, 10:00 AM

Eco-thriller Geostorm, with Gerard Butler as a weather-busting scientist, is the latest movie to battle the environment. [News Source]