Global Warming and Climate Change News

Climate change will make westbound transatlantic flights longer: Study.
Wednesday February 10th 2016, 9:00 AM

Flights from Europe to North America will take slightly longer and nudge up airline fuel costs if climate change strengthens high altitude winds as widely expected, a study said on Wednesday. [News Source]

Greg Hunt wins ‘best minister in the world’ for efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
Wednesday February 10th 2016, 9:00 AM

The federal environment minister, Greg Hunt, has received the inaugural “best minister in the world” award at the World Government Summit in Dubai for his efforts to reduce carbon emissions. [News Source]

Can large companies lead the low-carbon revolution?
Wednesday February 10th 2016, 9:00 AM

Are big companies too invested in the status quo to be trailblazers in the quest to wean the global economy off fossil fuels? [News Source]

Supreme Court halts clean power plan, with implications far beyond the US grid.
Wednesday February 10th 2016, 9:00 AM

The surprise decision threatens the credibility of the Paris climate change treaty that was reached by the world's nations in December. [News Source]

Genetically modified rice could withstand the ravages of climate change.
Wednesday February 10th 2016, 9:00 AM

Scientists are working on a strain of hyperefficient rice that reduces the effects of climate change and could help solve world hunger. [News Source]

Supreme Court freezes Obama plan to limit carbon emissions.
Wednesday February 10th 2016, 9:00 AM

The decision puts on hold an ambitious program to tackle climate change while the proposal is challenged in the legal system. [News Source]

Utah oil sands project, one of few in US, is put on ice.
Wednesday February 10th 2016, 9:00 AM

A U.S. oil sands development was paused last week, as weak oil prices continue to discourage projects young, old and unborn. [News Source]

Critics fear RSPO’s stricter palm oil standards will create two-tier system.
Wednesday February 10th 2016, 9:00 AM

The world’s leading body for the certification of sustainable palm oil has created new standards to tackle deforestation, human rights violations and greenhouse gas emissions on certified plantations. [News Source]

12 ways to mobilize the money needed to stop climate change.
Wednesday February 10th 2016, 9:00 AM

How do we finance the climate adaption needed to stop global temperatures rising above 1.5 degrees? Our panel of experts share their thoughts. [News Source]

Supreme Court to halt enforcement of Obama’s sweeping climate change plan.
Wednesday February 10th 2016, 9:00 AM

The Supreme Court agreed to block the enforcement of Barack Obama’s clean power plan on Tuesday, raising fears that the centerpiece of his climate-change plan could be overturned. [News Source]

US West likely to be stormier with climate change.
Wednesday February 10th 2016, 9:00 AM

The types of storms that have been bringing heavy snow and rain to the West this winter, triggering landslides and floods while easing stubborn droughts, are likely to become stronger and more frequent. [News Source]