Environmentalism

This city in Alaska is warming so fast, algorithms removed the data because it seemed unreal

Last week, scientists were pulling together the latest data for NOAA’s monthly report on the climate when they noticed something strange: One of …

Climate Change

Trump, Zinke to Auction Away 700,000 Acres of Western Public Lands for Fracking

By WildEarth Guardians<p>President Trump and Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke are continuing their onslaught against American public lands this holiday month …

Environment

Dead coal mines everywhere are being reincarnated as solar farms

The world is quickly abandoning coal, the dirtiest of fossil fuels. But that’s not the end of the road for coal mines—in many countries they’re coming back to life as solar farms.<p>Over the weekend, the world’s biggest floating solar project began operating in the eastern Chinese city of Huainan, …

Renewable Energy

How big oil is tightening its grip on Donald Trump's White House

The oil industry has stalled action on climate change from the inside and sold America on fossil fuels – and its influence goes back further than people realize<p>When Rick Perry was interrupted by climate-change protesters during his address to the National Petroleum Council in late September, the …

Climate

This Is The Number One Fact That Can Change a Climate Denier's Mind

The issue of climate change in the U.S. is polarizing to say the least. But a new study has found one type of fact is particularly good at bridging …

Science

Why you shouldn’t obsess about “overpopulation”

We can’t solve our climate-change problems by having fewer babies.<p>In response to my recent Vox article suggesting that the United States needed a pro–population growth agenda, many readers from across the political spectrum responded by raising fears about overpopulation. Clearly, fear of …

Politics

Trump’s lawyers tried (and probably failed) to throw out the kids’ climate lawsuit.

On Monday, a group of young people suing the U.S. government for willfully infringing on their constitutional right to a stable climate had their …

Environment

English rivers polluted by powerful insecticides, first tests reveal

Neonicotinoids, banned on flowering crops, were found in nearly all rivers tested, increasing concerns over their impact on fish and birds<p>Rivers in England are contaminated with powerful insecticides, new testing has revealed, increasing concerns over the impact of the toxic chemicals on fish and …

Environment

Court upholds Obama-era ban on new Grand Canyon uranium mines

Celebration of the ruling by environmentalist has been tempered by expectations that the Trump administration will side with mining interests to end the ban<p>A powerful court ruled on Tuesday that an Obama-era ban on new uranium mines around the Grand Canyon should stay in place, though celebration …

Environment

Drinking Water and Native American Land Threatened by Proposed Pipeline Cutting Across Virginia and North Carolina

A 600-mile underground natural gas pipeline in the Southeast has communities divided and is prompting everyday residents to take action before the deal is done.<p>Berkeley Laury is a 74-year-old African-American man who’s lived his entire life in Buckingham County, Virginia. In a video produced by the …

Environment

The Trump administration wrongfully withheld funds from a popular energy program, a federal watchdog rules

The Trump administration ­violated the law by wrongly withholding funds for a popular Energy Department program supporting innovation, the Government Accountability Office said Tuesday.<p>The GAO said the Trump administration had violated the Impoundment Control Act by failing to spend $91 million …

Government

Schwarzenegger: U.S. didn’t pull out of climate deal, Trump did

President Trump is not in tune with the rest of the country, the former Governor of California told young attendees at the ‘One Planet Summit’ in France.

Business

Business leaders see Hudson River cleanup major test for Trump

Local economies depend on Environmental Protection Agency seeing decontamination through<p>For over 40 years, PCB contamination along a 200-mile span of …

Environment

Record Australian heatwave sweeping across, temp above 40C

Australians are in for a scorcher on Wednesday with a heatwave sweeping across the country, bringing temperatures above 40C in some parts.<p>In what …

Weather

Chinese artist performs 'Little Blue Man' to raise public awareness on climate change

Chinese artist Kong Ning performs her performance art "Little Blue Man" on the occasion of the "One Planet Summit" to raise public awareness on …

News (China)

A New Pacific Island Is Shapeshifting Before Our Eyes

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai wasn’t supposed to last. The cloud of volcanic ash that became island-shaped in early 2015, about a month after an …

Environment

You can pay $900 for a robot that won’t admit climate change is real

I thought it was about artificial intelligence, not artificial stupidity<p>There are a lot of questions that should yield very straightforward yes or no answers, no matter what conspiracy theorists say. Is the world flat? No. Is the Moon made of cheese? No. Is climate change real? Yes. Unfortunately, …

Wolfram Alpha

Calgary’s temperatures 30 C warmer than this time last year

Calgary has been experiencing unusually warm weather this past week. Over the weekend, at least 10 locations broke records with high temperatures in …

Climate Change

Nigeria, 149 Others Get U.S.$4.5 Billion to Tackle Climate Change

Paris — The World Bank disclosed yesterday that it is partnering with the Global Covenant of Mayors to lend $4.5 billion to ensure Nigeria and 149 …

Climate

Brazil beefs up agribusiness governance after meatpacker scandal

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture launched a program on Tuesday to ensure farmers comply with anti-corruption, environmental and child labor laws, after a highly publicized meatpacking scandal raised doubts about the country's food products.<p>The program set up by the ministry and …

Environment

GOP Tax Bill ‘Designed’ To Kneecap Renewables In Favor Of Fossil Fuels, Democrats Say

“It’s not even subtle," said one senator.<p>The Republican tax bill aims to cripple the solar power, wind power and electric vehicle industries at the behest of GOP campaign donors from the fossil fuel sector, seven Democratic senators said Tuesday.<p>At a press conference, they called on Republicans to …

Climate

Environment Canada stands by 'bizarre' joint statement on natural gas

Environment Canada says the federal government will not alter a joint statement on clean growth and climate change which suggests that natural gas is …

Climate

New study links Antarctic ice-shelf melt to global sea-level rise

The melting of small ice shelves surrounding Antarctica could lead to even bigger melt of glaciers hundreds of kilometers inland, compounding …

Climate Change

The Most Significant Science Setbacks of 2017

Scientific progress doesn’t always exactly look like, well, progress. Progress comes in fits and starts. Sometimes things get in the way—be they …

Science

The diet that helps fight climate change

Do we all have to go vegan to save the world?<p>Ben Houlton spends a lot of time thinking about what’s on your dinner plate.<p>“If you take a steak and ask the question, ‘What’s been put into making that appear on my plate?’, you can trace it back all the way to the fertilizer that’s used to grow the …

Climate

Paris climate summit announces 12 international projects to financially support efforts to curb global warming

PARIS – Paris climate summit announces 12 international projects to financially support efforts to curb global warming.

Climate

It’s time to be smart about financing clean development

Future-smart investments are those that are sustainable<p>It has been two years since the historic Paris agreement to limit global temperature rise was struck. Now, on its second anniversary, the One Planet Summit hosted by French president Emmanuel Macron, is rightly putting finance at the centre of …

Climate

Scott Pruitt’s Soundproof Phone Booth to Be Probed by EPA Watchdog

The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general said it would probe whether the EPA ran afoul of federal spending laws in ordering up a …

Scott Pruitt

Pro skier launches Kickstarter to fund Super Bowl ad about climate change

Professional skier and Protect Our Winters ambassador Julian Carr has concocted a plan to spread factual information about climate change to the …

Climate

Why Snow in the South Doesn’t Mean Climate Change Is a Hoax

Snowfall in Florida and Texas was a surprise for many across the country. It may have been particularly surprising because of the seeming contrast …

Climate Change