Global Warming and Climate Change News

VW and Shell try to block EU push for electric cars.
Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AM

VW and Shell have united to try to block Europe’s push for electric cars and more efficient cars, saying biofuels should be at heart of efforts to green the industry instead. [News Source]

Climate change bad for African antelopes.
Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AM

Climate change could put certain species of African antelopes at risk of extinction, particularly those with the smallest geographic ranges, says a study released on Thursday. [News Source]

How climate deniers try to sow confusion.
Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AM

Climate change is a deadly serious business. Period. There are more than enough debates about the best way to deal with it without playing games about we know - or about what the people on the other side are saying. [News Source]

Global warming could deplete the oceans’ oxygen – with severe consequences.
Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AM

In the long list of troubling climate change scenarios, there’s one that gets relatively little attention, but definitely has enormous potential consequences. [News Source]

Solyndra vs. SunEdison: 2 bankruptcies show how solar has changed.
Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AM

When solar manufacturer Solyndra went belly up in 2011, it led to a full-blown Washington scandal, with congressional hearings and accusations of White House wrongdoing. Solyndra became a one-word expletive that tagged the young solar industry as a boondoggle. [News Source]

Tom Steyer calls GOP presidential candidates ‘dangerous people.’
Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AM

Launching a statewide voter-registration drive Thursday, billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer offered a harsh assessment of the GOP presidential field. [News Source]

Conservative groups claim responsibility for state budget restrictions.
Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AM

The American Energy Alliance, a prominent conservative energy group, said yesterday it is backing a push in state legislatures across the United States to bar funding for work on the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan. [News Source]

Activists, Steyer blast Stanford for rejecting divestment.
Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AM

Stanford University has announced it will retain its holdings in fossil fuel companies, dismaying student activists and one of its most prolific donors. [News Source]

How Colorado Dems beat attacks on the Clean Power Plan.
Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AM

A months-long attempt by Republican lawmakers to halt state action on the Clean Power Plan came to a predictable end Wednesday in the Democratic-majority state House. [News Source]

Tanzania’s forest conservation at risk as funds run out.
Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AM

When the international forest conservation scheme known as REDD+ first came to Tanzania in 2008, it brought hopes of slowing deforestation and curbing climate change. [News Source]

Assessment of BP’s Bight oil drill plan secretive and weak, Senate told.
Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AM

Risky deepwater drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight is being assessed under a weak and secretive regulatory regime, the Senate has heard. [News Source]