Global Warming and Climate Change News

Fossil fuels foe calls proposed pipelines ‘climate disasters.’
Monday February 20th 2017, 9:00 AM

An organization that describes its mission as exposing the true costs of fossil fuels contends that the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline and the separate but similar Atlantic Coast Pipeline would be 'climate disasters.' [News Source]

Trump admin mounts defense of Obama’s HFC crackdown.
Monday February 20th 2017, 9:00 AM

The Trump Justice Department has defended an Obama administration rule for phasing out potent heat-trapping chemicals. [News Source]

Images of new bleaching on Great Barrier Reef heighten fears of coral death.
Monday February 20th 2017, 9:00 AM

The embattled Great Barrier Reef could face yet more severe coral bleaching in the coming month, with areas badly hit by last year’s event at risk of death. [News Source]

Scientists rally in Boston, demand Trump accept factual evidence when making policy.
Monday February 20th 2017, 9:00 AM

Hundreds of scientists and their supporters rallied in historic Copley Square on Sunday, demanding that the Trump administration accept empirical reality on issues such as climate change. [News Source]

Researcher’s 1979 Arctic model predicted current sea ice demise, holds lessons for future.
Monday February 20th 2017, 9:00 AM

Study from decades ago proved remarkably accurate in showing how global warming would affect the Arctic's sea ice, currently in steep decline. [News Source]

Coalition says it may change Clean Energy Finance Corporation rules to fund coal plants.
Monday February 20th 2017, 9:00 AM

The Coalition is considering changing the Clean Energy Finance Corporation rules to fund new coal-powered plants. [News Source]

Eco road trip: Los Angeles to Las Vegas by Tesla.
Monday February 20th 2017, 9:00 AM

A teenager has launched a green car service between LA and Vegas, using Tesla electric vehicles. I got a lift and found the conversation as fascinating as the technology. [News Source]

Permit for Louisiana’s first sediment diversion to take at least two-plus years, but that’s fast.
Monday February 20th 2017, 9:00 AM

Many people in government thought it would take twice that long, even after the federal government said it would fast-track the application. [News Source]

Will Trump force China to take lead on climate?
Monday February 20th 2017, 9:00 AM

Ma Jun, perhaps China's best-known environmentalist, thinks US President Donald Trump needs to visit China. [News Source]

Climate doubter Pruitt takes EPA reins as Trump targets regulations.
Monday February 20th 2017, 9:00 AM

The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and environmentalists worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. [News Source]

Hundreds gather in Copley Square to ‘Stand Up for Science.’
Monday February 20th 2017, 9:00 AM

The Rally to Stand up for Science in Boston was a call to fight against President Trump’s efforts to discredit science and climate research. [News Source]