Global Warming and Climate Change News

U.S. coastal flooding on the rise, government study finds.
Tuesday July 29th 2014, 10:00 AM

Flooding is increasing in frequency along much of the U.S. coast, and the rate of increase is accelerating along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts, a team of federal government scientists found in a study released Monday. [News Source]

Has meat met its match?
Tuesday July 29th 2014, 10:00 AM

Sensitized to the environmental costs of livestock, a new generation eyes options for changing our carnivorous ways. [News Source]

Boulder researcher projects future rapid crop dip linked to warming.
Tuesday July 29th 2014, 10:00 AM

A new study co-authored by a researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric Research has found that human-induced global warming could make a slowdown in the world's crop production 20 times more likely in coming years. [News Source]

Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon.
Tuesday July 29th 2014, 10:00 AM

The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon. [News Source]

General Mills takes new steps to combat climate change.
Tuesday July 29th 2014, 10:00 AM

General Mills said Monday it would take new steps to combat climate change, including expanding its emission reduction targets to include its vast network of suppliers and contractors. [News Source]

This huge corporation is tackling climate change—because it’s a threat to the bottom line.
Tuesday July 29th 2014, 10:00 AM

General Mills has released a new set of climate policies stating unequivocally that they believe climate change is a big threat to global food security and its future business model. [News Source]

Obama finds a kindred spirit on climate change in a Republican who sees Paris in Indiana.
Tuesday July 29th 2014, 10:00 AM

In Jim Brainard, the White House found a Republican with similar views. He believes that human activity like burning coal and driving cars is contributing to climate change. Forthcoming rules by U.S. EPA to limit carbon emissions at coal plants is "long overdue," Brainard said, noting that Indiana has about 2,800 coal miners. [News Source]

White House says delays may cost billions.
Tuesday July 29th 2014, 10:00 AM

The White House issued a report Tuesday warning that the United States could face billions of dollars in added economic costs if it delays action to curb greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change. According to the report, each decade of delay will make it 40 percent more expensive. [News Source]

Climate change: ‘Nuisance floods’ up in San Francisco.
Tuesday July 29th 2014, 10:00 AM

A prolonged shortage of rainfall may be gripping California, but scientists say that localized, coastal flooding has increased dramatically along the shores of San Francisco over the last 50 years. [News Source]

Climate change tourism comes to the Arctic.
Tuesday July 29th 2014, 10:00 AM

Whether you call it an "unprecedented adventure" or "environmental disaster tourism" depends on your perspective, but there's little doubt it wouldn't be possible without global warming: taking cruise ship passengers into the Arctic for a voyage through the Northwest Passage. [News Source]

Torrential rain and flash flooding cause travel chaos.
Tuesday July 29th 2014, 10:00 AM

The freak weather brought roads and railway services to a standstill in parts of Sussex, Essex and London. More than half the average total rain for England in July fell in an hour in some areas, the Met Office said. [News Source]