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

Canadian weather getting more extreme, insurers say

If it seems as if the weather's getting weirder, you're not wrong.<p>An index of extreme weather in Canada compiled by the insurance industry backs that up.<p>"Yes, we see definite trends that can't be explained by normal variability," said Caterina Lindman of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.<p>The …

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What it really takes to power your home for a day

Here's how much gas, coal, oil, wind, solar, water, or nuclear fuel is required.<p>Like any good consumer, you’ve filled your home with power-thirsty screens and toasters. And they make your average American abode chug 30 kilowatt-hours of electricity every single day. (A kilowatt-hour, by the way, is …

Energy

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Under Investigation for Morocco Trip

In December, an American official travelled to the North African nation of Morocco, where he promoted trade in liquified natural gas. The official …

Scott Pruitt

America's No. 1 Enemy? Climate Change

The Trump administration is ignoring a huge threat to national security and global stability.<p>When the newest U.S. National Security Strategy was released last month, many intelligence, military and foreign-policy professionals considered it a pleasant surprise. It hits most of the mainstream …

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Michael Moore Trolls Trump By Promising to Frack Near Mar-a-Lago 

The key to effective trolling is understanding your target. Filmmaker Michael Moore clearly understands that Republicans only care about …

Ryan Zinke

Those 3% of scientific papers that deny climate change? A review found them all flawed

It’s often said that of all the published scientific research on climate change, 97% of the papers conclude that global warming is real, problematic for the planet, and has been exacerbated by human activity.<p>But what about those 3% of papers that reach contrary conclusions? Some skeptics have …

Research

New study uncovers the 'keystone domino' strategy of climate denial

How climate denial blogs misinform so many people with such poor scientific arguments.<p>The body of evidence supporting human-caused global warming is vast – too vast for climate denial blogs to attack it all. Instead they focus on what a new study published in the journal Bioscience calls “keystone …

The Keystone Pipeline Spill Could Be Up To Three Times Worse Than Previously Reported

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

LONDON—Coal emerged as the surprise winner from two weeks of international climate talks in Germany, with leaders of the host country and …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Delhi air pollution story so far: Congress MP requests that Narendra Modi take strong steps to counter smog

<b>Dean of Diplomatic Corps to meet external affairs ministry over poor air quality today</b><p>Dean of Diplomatic Corps Frank Hans Dannenberg Castellanos to …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

Recycling

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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, …

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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 – …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …