Wednesday October 26th 2016, 10:00 AMLate last year, when it became clear incoming Republican Gov. Matt Bevin didn't want to plan for federal climate regulations, a small group of Kentuckians decided to take things into their own hands. [News Source]
Kentucky says ‘pencils down,’ but one group is writing a plan.
White House weighing whether greenhouse gas deal needs Senate approval.
Wednesday October 26th 2016, 10:00 AMThe Obama administration is evaluating whether an international agreement reached earlier this month to cut back on greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners will need approval by the U.S. Senate, the White House said on Tuesday. [News Source]
Renewables made up half of net electricity capacity added last year.
Wednesday October 26th 2016, 10:00 AMGreen energy accounted for more than half of net electricity generation capacity added around the world last year for the first time, leading energy experts have found. [News Source]
US to unveil path to decarbonize by 2050 in Morocco.
Wednesday October 26th 2016, 10:00 AMThe U.S. will unveil a sweeping plan to decarbonize its economy by 2050 at the November climate summit, giving other nations a template to plan their own shift away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy sources, the top U.S. climate negotiator said Oct. 25. [News Source]
Warm ocean water takes toll on Antarctica’s glaciers.
Wednesday October 26th 2016, 10:00 AMA new study released Tuesday has found that hundreds of feet of ice have been lost from the undersides of the ice shelves that fringe Antarctica and buttress its many glaciers. [News Source]
Undermined by warm water, Antarctic glacier lost 1,607 feet of ice in under 10 years.
Wednesday October 26th 2016, 10:00 AMAn influx of warm waters under the West Antarctic Ice Sheet will help determine the future of coastal cities worldwide. [News Source]
Company climate change plans too weak to meet Paris goals – survey.
Wednesday October 26th 2016, 10:00 AMPlans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by big companies represent only a quarter of the amounts needed to limit global warming under targets agreed last year by almost 200 nations, a study showed on Tuesday. [News Source]
Northern Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching damage worse, surveys suggest.
Wednesday October 26th 2016, 10:00 AMFresh surveys of the Great Barrier Reef six months on from a mass coral bleaching have found large-scale damage north of Cairns, where a growing coral death rate due to heat stress is being exacerbated by disease and predators, scientists say. [News Source]
Australia’s coal politics are undermining democratic and Indigenous rights.
Wednesday October 26th 2016, 10:00 AMCan Australia achieve fair and open decision-making and a just and sustainable energy transition when big coal players are involved? [News Source]
The methane riddle: What is causing the rise in emissions?
Wednesday October 26th 2016, 10:00 AMThe cause of the rapid increase in methane emissions since 2007 has puzzled scientists. But new research finds some surprising culprits in the methane surge and shows that fossil-fuel sources have played a much larger role over time than previously estimated. [News Source]
Renewable energy capacity overtakes coal.
Wednesday October 26th 2016, 10:00 AMThe International Energy Agency says that the world's capacity to generate electricity from renewable sources has now overtaken coal. [News Source]