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By A.J. Blair | foolhardy notions on climate change

Report: The Keystone Pipeline Spill Could Be Up To Three Times Worse Than Previously Believed

On Thursday, TransCanada revealed that a Keystone pipeline leak had dumped approximately 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota, and drone footage posted by the BBC confirmed the spill from the sky. The one scrap of good news was that the spill did not reach a body of water, and TransCanada claims …

Environment

Coal comes out on top in global climate change fight

Poland, hosting the talks in December next year, has said coal will be key to its energy security for decades. That worries those pushing for tougher …

Climate

If You Think Electric Cars Will Save the Planet, Think Again

So you think Climate Change will be beaten one Tesla, one Chevy Volt at a time?<p>Time to think again.<p>Even if the ambitious targets of the world’s …

Climate

Trump ends the War on Fossil Fuels and we all come out winners

For eight long years, President Obama waged a relentless war on the fossil fuels that provide us with the abundant, affordable and efficient energy that makes modern American life possible. One of President Trump’s greatest accomplishments has been to end that ill-advised war, and now his actions …

Fossil Fuels

The Trump Administration Pitched Coal at a Climate Change Conference

The Trump Administration took its pitch for fossil fuels to the heart of international efforts to stem global warming on Monday hosting an event …

Climate

Canada's most shameful environmental secret must not remain hidden

Tar sands have been dubbed the largest – and most destructive – industrial project in human history. And Canada is on the forefront of their exploitation<p>This week, the Canadian government will be in Bonn touting Canada’s climate plan. It will be joined by Canadian oil companies working to put a …

Environment

Delhi air pollution LIVE updates: RK Puram's air hazardous at 999 in Air Quality Index, Punjabi Bagh equally unsafe with 918

<b>What did Beijing do to tackle air pollution?</b><p>After Mexico, it was Beijing's turn to enjoy the dubious distinction of being the most polluted capital …

India

We have every reason to fear Trump’s pick to head Nasa

Republican climate science denial reared its ugly head at Bridenstine’s congressional hearing<p>Unlike past Nasa administrators, Trump nominee Jim Bridenstine doesn’t have a scientific background. He’s a Republican Congressman from Oklahoma and former Navy pilot. He also has a history of denying basic …

Climate

What Does the Trump Administration Want at the COP 23 Climate Talks? The World Is Watching Nervously

The world will get a look at climate policy in the Trump era this week when diplomats from nearly 200 countries gather in Germany for the most …

Climate

The White House is finally agreeing that fine, climate change might be real after all

If you’ve been wondering about the root cause of climate change, wonder no more. The latest National Climate Assessment has officially confirmed that …

Climate Change

EPA Director Scott Pruitt Cites Bible for Industry-Led Science Boards and Gets the Bible Exactly Wrong

Trump’s EPA chief cited the ‘Joshua Principle’ to exclude real scientists from agency science advisory boards and include industry-paid ones. That’s …

Climate

Shocking photos emerge of 'sea of plastic'

Ajay Nair, News Reporter<p>"This has to stop" - this is what a photographer had to say after capturing shocking images of a blanket of plastic waste …

Oceans

Trump Team to Promote Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power at Bonn Climate Talks

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will promote coal, natural gas and nuclear energy as an answer to climate change at a presentation during a United Nations global warming conference this month, the White House confirmed Thursday.<p>The program is billed as a discussion of how American energy …

Climate

2,100 cities exceed recommended pollution levels, fueling climate change

<b>(CNN) —</b> Climate change is already affecting the health of populations around the world, but things are set to get worse if adequate changes aren't made, according to an international consortium of climate experts.<p>Fueling the impact is the fact that more than 2,100 cities globally exceed recommended …

Climate Change

Carbon Dioxide Levels Are The Highest They've Been in 3 Million Years

This is not the way home.<p>Earth's concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) has hit a threshold not seen in at least 3 million years, after a …

Climate Change

Finding a method to the methane madness

The Trump administration is fumbling its attempts to repeal President Obama's methane emissions limits. The oil and natural gas industry is, in turn, …

Climate

Ryan Zinke: cowboy in Trump's cabinet taking aim at America's public lands

Interior secretary Zinke calls himself a ‘Teddy Roosevelt guy’ – but he’s quietly dismantling environmental protections and yielding to oil industry interests<p>He recently posed for a GQ magazine photo shoot with a fly fishing rod in front of snow-capped Montana peaks.<p>He rode a horse – named Tonto – …

Ryan Zinke

The EPA is taking unprecedented steps to oust scientists who receive its grants

Scott Pruitt is pushing out the EPA's independent science advisers and bringing in industry researchers.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules Tuesday that will force out science advisers who have received grants from the agency and pave the way to replace them with researchers …

Climate

End to 'War on Coal' Puts Asia's Renewable Future at Risk

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry just delivered a double dose of bad news for proponents of renewable energy. Last week, he announced that the department would provide the additional US$3.7 billion in loan guarantees to complete the stalled construction of two controversial nuclear …

Climate

Roy Moore Is An Outspoken Fundamentalist About Everything But Climate Change

The Alabama Republican, now a Senate nominee, bases most stances in a hard-line interpretation of Christianity. Climate change denial appears no different.<p>Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore takes a hard-line Christian fundamentalist stance on just about every issue.<p>He’s written poems …

Climate

E.P.A. Cancels Talk on Climate Change by Agency Scientists

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has canceled the speaking appearance of three agency scientists who were scheduled to discuss climate change at a conference on Monday in Rhode Island, according to the agency and several people involved.<p>John Konkus, an E.P.A. spokesman and a former …

Climate

More acidic oceans 'will affect all sea life'

<b>All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a major new report will say.</b><p>The eight-year study from more than 250 scientists finds that infant sea creatures will be especially harmed.<p>This means the number of baby cod growing to …

Oceans

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s claim that the U.S. is ‘leading the world’ in ‘C02 footprint’ reductions

<i>“We are leading the nation — excuse me — the world with respect to our CO2 footprint in reductions.”</i> <b><br>— Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, during an interview on Fox News’s “Your World,” Oct. 17, 2017</b><p><i>“We have reduced our CO2 footprint by over 18 percent, almost 20</i> …

Climate

Al Gore Addresses Trump’s Climate Stance at Morelia: ‘I Thought There Was a Chance He Would Come to His Senses’

There is never a shortage of celebrity in Morelia. The festival attracts the best and brightest from Mexico, Latin America and indeed the rest of the …

Climate

Delhi covered in toxic haze after night of Diwali fireworks

Air pollution in Indian capital hits 18 times the healthy limit despite supreme court ban on sale of firecrackers<p>Air pollution in Delhi has hit 18 times the healthy limit and left the city under a thick, toxic haze after Diwali was celebrated with a night of fireworks – despite a court-ordered ban …

Pollution

Why is London's air so toxic?

Take a deep breath, London.<p>A startling recent report revealed that every single area of London exceeds the guidelines for a dangerous type of air …

Pollution

The Grandfather Of Alt-Science

Art Robinson has seeded scientific skepticism within the GOP for decades. Now he wants to use urine to save lives.<p>Arthur B. Robinson, renegade …

Science

Here's How Hot The United States Will Be Every Decade From Now Until 2090

Ever wonder how hot your city or town will be when your kids are grown? With the use of an intuitive and useful tool by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric and Organization (NOAA), you can zoom into your address and track how hot it will likely get over the coming decades.<p>With NOAA’s Climate …

Climate Change

A massive hole just opened up in Antarctica’s ice and scientists can’t explain it

Thanks to its usefulness as an indicator of how badly humans are messing up the Earth with global warming, scientists like to keep a pretty close eye …

Global Warming