Climate

Utilities might've known about climate change as early as 1968

A new report shows that despite warnings about carbon dioxide's role in climate change, industry leaders lobbied to deny a link between the two. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

Climate Change

Summer treat: Polar bears frolic in donated load of snow

HELSINKI (AP) — Polar bear mom Venus has gotten a summer treat — a chance to frolic in the snow with her eight-month-old cub despite the heat enveloping Finland's northern Lapland.<p>A pile of snow has been dumped onto their home at Ranua Wildlife Park, 760 kilometers (470 miles) north of Helsinki. It …

Global Warming

Climate Change Used to Be a Bipartisan Issue. Here's What Changed

In the midst of the 1988 presidential election, Republican presidential nominee George H.W. Bush made a campaign stop in Michigan to deliver a speech …

World Meteorological Organization

CA communities sue Exxon, Shell and 35 other fossil fuel companies over climate change

A trio of California communities are standing up to fossil fuel peddlers and holding them to account for their role in climate change. San Mateo and …

Lifestyle

Scientists dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet

Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun’s rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet.<p>Backers say the risky, often expensive projects are urgently needed to find ways of meeting the goals …

Climate Change

Sign the petition: Gap, Disney & Pepsi must stop funding climate deniers

When Donald Trump backed out of the Paris climate agreement, it was no surprise that he cited a bogus anti-climate study funded by the U.S. Chamber …

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

'An Inconvenient Sequel' Is An Effective, Cautiously Optimistic, 'I Told You So'

A close-up of ice melting in brilliant sunshine is the first thing you see in <i>An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.</i> It's gorgeous — snow crystals glistening, moisture dripping from them into a pool of water so pure and clear it makes you thirsty.<p>But in subsequent shots, as the drips become …

EPA Chief Met With Scientist-Muzzling Stephen Harper Before Scientist Purge

Two months before beginning a purge of scientists from his agency, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt met with former prime …

Canadian News

Scott Pruitt's Crimes Against Nature

Trump's EPA chief is gutting the agency, defunding science and serving the fossil-fuel industry<p>Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental …

Politics

How Many Billionaires Would It Take to Save the Planet? - Bloomberg

Could a handful of the world’s richest people giving away their wealth make a real impact on climate change?<p>Bloomberg's Robin Hood Index calculated …

Interior Secretary Accused of Engaging in ‘Political Blackmail’ After Senator’s Trumpcare Vote

<i>Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, may be facing repercussions from within her party for refusing to side with them on recent health care</i> …

Liberal POV

With countless records smashed, this year is bringing new meaning to Miami heat

Miami is known for its steamy weather, but this year and this month, the city has shattered an astonishing number of records for hot weather. It’s having its hottest month ever recorded, and, so far, 2017 is its warmest year.<p><b>A record challenging number of 90-degree days</b><p>Weather records for Miami are …

Global Warming

It’s Never Been Harder to Be a Climate Scientist

One month before President Donald Trump was sworn into office, the climate scientist Michael Mann wrote an op-ed for the <i>Washington Post</i> about the …

Liberal POV

Official DOE account tweets praise for Rick Perry’s ‘fight’ against climate scientists

The department is already facing criticism for an op-ed Perry wrote criticizing the Affordable Care Act.<p>The Department of Energy’s official press …

Liberal POV

What do we replace fossil fuels with? Nobody's answering the question

Just 128 years and the jig is up. Say goodbye to the internal combustion engine and get used to the idea of our highways and byways free from its noise, stinks, smoke and what Kenneth Graham's anti-hero Mr Toad described as a "glorious, stirring sight. The poetry of motion! The only way to travel! …

Fossil Fuels

The do-nothing Trudeau the global press doesn't know

Justin Trudeau has just made the cover of <i>Rolling Stone</i> magazine. Very cool.<p>So was making the cover of <i>Paris Match</i>, <i>Bloomberg Business Week</i> and a …

Justin Trudeau

Pruitt's TV climate change debate proposal faces bipartisan criticism

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's decision to host a public debate (possibly on TV) about climate change science is facing criticism from former heads …

Scott Pruitt

England and Wales record warmest winter since 1910

Met Office figures for 2016 also show long-term decrease in amount of frost, while last winter was the second wettest on record across the country<p>The winter of 2016 was the warmest for England and Wales in records that stretch back to 1910, the Met Office’s annual State of the UK Climate report …

Global Warming

Al Gore talks about un-friending Trump and the state of his green crusade in 'An Inconvenient Sequel'

If you went to visit Al Gore at his farm in Tennessee, you might find him monitoring the 33-panel solar array on his 100-percent renewable-energy …

Philadelphia

Why Are Insurers Keeping Silent on the Biggest Threat Facing the Planet?

Insurers are underwriting the development of our industrial society. We can’t drive a car or get a mortgage without their policies. Likewise, fossil fuel companies cannot build or operate their coalmines, pipelines, LNG terminals and power plants without the coverage of their massive risks by …

Insurance

Zuckerberg and DiCaprio Take Heat for Flying Too Much

There is no half-integrity. Do it all the way or it undermines your leadership.<p>Mark Zuckerberg announced a few months ago his plan to visit every state to learn more about people who use Facebook--people who struggle to make ends meet or fall through the cracks.<p>Leonardo DiCaprio was named United …

make ends meet

Massive Wind Farm in Oklahoma Set to Become Nation's Largest, Second Biggest in the World

American Electric Power (AEP) will invest $4.5 billion in a wind energy project in Oklahoma that could become the largest wind farm in the U.S., the …

Renewable Energy

Carbon monoxide poses risks for boaters

Officials are warning boaters about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, which was blamed in the 2016 death of 16-year-old Raven Little-White, …

How Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel” Plans To Convert Viewers Into Activists

The film’s production company has set up a 10-day-long advocacy campaign to get people pushing for the reforms Al Gore calls for in the movie.<p>When former Vice President Al Gore and the production teams at Participant Media and Paramount Pictures wrapped up the filming of <i>An Inconvenient Sequel:</i> …

Paramount Pictures

The Global War On Tobacco Is Far From Over

ONE could easily be mistaken for thinking the war on tobacco is coming to a close. Lighting up a cigarette mid-flight seems absurd to us now, but was common practice just a decade or two ago. We enjoy restaurant meals and afternoon coffees without the stench of toxic smoke and we can share a night …

Public Health

Al Gore continues his mission to save the planet in 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power'

Given that the biggest climate news of the past year has been the decision to pull the United States out of the landmark Paris global climate accord, it may seem as if the most inconvenient aspect of the new "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" documentary is its timing.<p>Isn't this follow-up to …

States threatening to sue EPA to force new environmental policies

States are threatening to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to try to force the Trump administration into writing new environmental …

Clean Air Act

Wind power supplied 124% of household electricity needs in Scotland from January through June

Wind power in Scotland is soaring again. The renewable energy source generated 124 percent of Scottish home electricity needs during the first half …

Lifestyle

Canada's climate shift will require everyone to get on the same page

Clarity and collaboration are needed in Canada’s carbon-price approach to tackling climate change as a 2018 deadline looms<p><i>Stewart Muir is executive</i> …

Canada

Trump’s Anti-Environment Judicial Nominees Could Lead to Polluted Air and Water

President Donald Trump’s Cabinet includes many officials with a history of pushing a deregulatory, anti-environment agenda. Secretary of State Rex …

Liberal POV