Global Warming and Climate Change News

Global warming and drought are turning the Golden State brown.
Tuesday March 31st 2015, 10:00 AM

There’s a rapidly growing body of scientific research finding that California is in the midst of its worst drought in over a millennium, global warming has made the drought worse, and decades-long mega-droughts could become the norm in the state later this century. [News Source]

Climate change threatens to kill off more aspen forests by 2050s, scientists say.
Tuesday March 31st 2015, 10:00 AM

The beloved aspen forests that shimmer across mountainsides of the American West could be doomed if emissions of greenhouse gases continue at a high level, scientists warned on Monday. [News Source]

Ocean-based wind turbines, tested in Europe, may come to a coast near you.
Tuesday March 31st 2015, 10:00 AM

There are currently 12 offshore wind projects in various stages of development spanning 10 states off the East, West, Great Lakes and Texas coasts, according to the American Wind Energy Association. [News Source]

EPA Chief: Keystone won’t be a ‘disaster for the climate.’
Tuesday March 31st 2015, 10:00 AM

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy suggested on Monday that building the Keystone XL pipeline would not spell game over for the planet. [News Source]

LG&E starts shutting down Cane Run power plant.
Tuesday March 31st 2015, 10:00 AM

LG&E plans to shut down one of its three remaining coal-fired units at the Cane Run power plant Tuesday, capping 46 years of cranking out electricity and emissions from the 272-megawatt burner. [News Source]

Limiting climate change could have huge economic benefits, study finds.
Tuesday March 31st 2015, 10:00 AM

Major economies would boost their prosperity, employment levels and health prospects if they took actions that limited global warming to 2c, according to the first analysis of emissions pledges made before the UN climate summit in Paris later this year. [News Source]

Industry advocate invokes FDR in Clean Power Plan battle.
Tuesday March 31st 2015, 10:00 AM

Peter Glaser came to Washington in the late 1970s to fight poverty, not environmental regulations. Glaser is now a force in the legal wars over U.S. EPA air regulations, shaping legal strategy for his coal- and utility-sector clients. [News Source]

One million green jobs projected by 2030 in China, EU and US: Experts.
Tuesday March 31st 2015, 10:00 AM

Nearly one million new "green jobs" are expected to be created in China, the United States and the European Union by 2030 if the regions stick to their current pledges to curb global warming, scientists said on Tuesday. [News Source]

St. Louis business, political leaders criticize EPA carbon regs.
Tuesday March 31st 2015, 10:00 AM

On the eve of a visit to St. Louis by federal electricity regulators, a panel hosted by the St. Louis Regional Chamber sent a clear message from Missouri’s business and political establishment: federal rules designed to cut carbon emissions threaten the state’s economy. [News Source]

Queensland’s proposed Carmichael coal mine faces legal bid over climate change.
Tuesday March 31st 2015, 10:00 AM

Environmental activists have begun a legal bid to prevent the creation in Queensland of Australia’s largest mine, citing its contribution to global climate change and potential impact on water and biodiversity. [News Source]

The world’s worst climate villain just showed us exactly how to stop global warming.
Tuesday March 31st 2015, 10:00 AM

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's office declared that his government is committed to signing on to the next major international climate accord, set to be hammered out in Paris later this year. [News Source]