Wednesday April 26th 2017, 10:00 AMMore than a dozen state prosecutors urged President Donald Trump in a letter on Tuesday not to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, which commits the United States, along with 200 other countries, to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in an attempt to slow global warming. [News Source]
State prosecutors urge Trump not to withdraw from Paris accord.
New study California drought boosted electricity bills, smog.
Wednesday April 26th 2017, 10:00 AMCalifornia’s brutal five-year drought did more than lead to water shortages and dead lawns. It increased electricity bills statewide by $2.45 billion and boosted levels of smog and greenhouse gases, according to a new study released Wednesday. [News Source]
Trump’s already making his mark on climate.
Wednesday April 26th 2017, 10:00 AMHis policies mean the U.S. could release billions more tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere in the coming decades compared with what Barack Obama envisioned. [News Source]
Far-north warming and changes are accelerating, say Arctic Council groups.
Wednesday April 26th 2017, 10:00 AMThe Arctic Ocean is now on track to become ice-free in summers as soon as two decades from now, while autumn and winter temperatures in the Arctic, if carbon emissions are not controlled, will be about 22 degrees higher in 2100 than they were at the end of the 20th century. [News Source]
Converting coal would help China’s smog at climate’s expense.
Tuesday April 25th 2017, 10:00 AMChina's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there's a catch. [News Source]
An old rock could lead to ‘next generation’ solar cells.
Tuesday April 25th 2017, 10:00 AMAfter a 170-year delay, the discovery of a strange, metallic-looking rock found in the Ural Mountains in Russia in 1839 has ignited a global technology race for a cheaper, more efficient solar cell. It could seriously disrupt the world's solar market, currently dominated by China. [News Source]
Disney, the Gap and Pepsi urged to quit US Chamber of Commerce.
Tuesday April 25th 2017, 10:00 AMDisney, the Gap and Pepsi are being pressured to quit the US Chamber of Commerce, America’s largest lobby group, amid criticism of its big-money efforts to fight climate change legislation and promote tobacco products. [News Source]
Trump’s first 100 days: A serious cause for concern.
Tuesday April 25th 2017, 10:00 AMThis week, Donald Trump will mark his first hundred days as US President. It’s time to assess his impact on the world, especially the developing countries. [News Source]
This spring, fight for our precious planet and join the climate march.
Tuesday April 25th 2017, 10:00 AMThe same forces that are crushing women are destroying the planet. They must be defeated, and the march is an important next step in that battle. [News Source]
China, India become climate leaders as West falters.
Tuesday April 25th 2017, 10:00 AMAs rich countries have foundered, India and China have emerged as global leaders in tackling warming. [News Source]
At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more.
Tuesday April 25th 2017, 10:00 AMGlobal warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds. [News Source]