Global Warming and Climate Change News

‘Stable’ Antarctic ice sheet may have started collapsing, scientists say.
Friday May 22nd 2015, 10:00 AM

A vast slab of Antarctic ice that was previously stable may have started to collapse, according to new analysis of satellite data. [News Source]

EPA chief leads dedication of Hayward solar landfill conversion.
Friday May 22nd 2015, 10:00 AM

An old landfill will be the first in the Bay Area to be converted into a solar farm, with 19,000 panels producing enough energy to power 1,200 homes. [News Source]

The new shape of fusion.
Friday May 22nd 2015, 10:00 AM

A small company is making a long-shot bet that it can have a fusion reactor capable of generating more energy than it consumes up and running within the decade. [News Source]

Kingdom built on oil foresees fossil fuel phase-out this century.
Friday May 22nd 2015, 10:00 AM

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude exporter, could phase out the use of fossil fuels by the middle of this century, Ali al-Naimi, the kingdom’s oil minister, said on Thursday. [News Source]

Welcome to Baoding, China’s most polluted city.
Friday May 22nd 2015, 10:00 AM

Baoding is located in the north-eastern province of Hebei, China’s pollution “ground zero” which is home to seven of the 10 cities that are ranked worst in the country for air pollution. [News Source]

Vermont joins green coalition.
Friday May 22nd 2015, 10:00 AM

Thursday morning, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Vermont will join Brazil, Canada and Germany — as well as California, Oregon and Washington — in a commitment to significantly roll back greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050. [News Source]

Scientists sample the ocean and find tiny additions to the tree of life.
Friday May 22nd 2015, 10:00 AM

Researchers studied plankton from around the globe and uncovered vast genetic diversity and clues to how warming temperatures may affect ocean life. [News Source]

Some Antarctic glaciers reached a tipping point in 2009.
Friday May 22nd 2015, 10:00 AM

Antarctic glaciers emptying into the Bellinghausen Sea all suddenly started melting around 2009. Scientists warn the sea level rise could be dramatic. [News Source]

Antarctic glaciers thinning so fast, it’s like a switch was flipped.
Friday May 22nd 2015, 10:00 AM

A new study finds that processes related to global warming are weakening several Antarctic ice shelves surprisingly quickly – causing glaciers to lose large amounts of ice. [News Source]

Save rainforests or they will worsen climate change, warns ex-WWF chief.
Friday May 22nd 2015, 10:00 AM

A top conservationist has called on world leaders and environmentalists to urgently renew their focus on the state of tropical rainforests, arguing that the issue has dropped off the political agenda even though the world is “not far away from a dangerous tipping point”. [News Source]

Big energy clashes with John Kerry on how to fix climate change.
Friday May 22nd 2015, 10:00 AM

Europe’s biggest energy companies clashed with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry over who should move first on climate change, coarsening the debate on how to rein in air pollution that’s warming the planet. [News Source]