ClimateWire News

Subscribe to ClimateWire News feed
Policy. Science. Business.
Updated: 4 hours 45 min ago

GLACIERS: Scientists find methane leaking from melting ice

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 7:32am
Melting glaciers are some of the most conspicuous casualties of climate change, and for good reason: Meltwater from Greenland and Antarctica has dangerous potential to raise global sea levels as the climate warms.

SEA-LEVEL RISE: Rising waters, erosion threaten historic lighthouses

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 7:32am
Rising seas and erosion are threatening lighthouses around the United States and the world. Volunteers and cash-strapped governments are doing what they can, but the level of concern, like the water, is rising.

AGRICULTURE: Fungus-loving gourmets face a future with fewer truffles

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 7:32am
The black truffle is already one of the world's scarcest foodstuffs, but climate change could drive it to the brink of extinction in its traditional home of southern Europe.

PUBLIC HEALTH: New goal in climate resilience: Racial equity

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 7:32am
Two major medical organizations are joining forces to address how racial equity can benefit climate health resilience efforts.

CAR RULES: Court will review challenge to rollback

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 7:32am
A legal challenge to a key action underpinning the Trump administration's rollback of Obama-era clean car rules is set to proceed after a court order last week.

COURTS: Climate trial halted as Trump admin seeks to bar witnesses

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 7:32am
The Trump administration is seeking to thwart certain witnesses from testifying in support of young Americans suing the federal government in a landmark climate change lawsuit.

NEW MEXICO: Can new governor be a counterweight to Trump on methane?

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 7:32am
Michelle Lujan Grisham is something of an anomaly among the crop of newly minted Democratic governors. The longtime New Mexican congresswoman is about to lead one of America's top oil and gas states.

SCIENCE: 3 ways climate change is already shaping the U.S.

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 7:32am
The much-anticipated second volume of the National Climate Assessment presents a stark warning about the country's future if climate change progresses unchecked: dwindling water supplies, agricultural declines, infectious disease outbreaks, destructive sea-level rise, an increase in certain natural disasters and billions of dollars in economic losses, to name just a few consequences.

POLITICS: White House plays down climate report's alarming findings

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 7:32am
The White House is downplaying the severe findings of the National Climate Assessment, a federal report released Friday that shows American life and prosperity will be increasingly at risk from global warming.

COAL: Groups target Europe's companies over harmful emissions

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 7:12am
Environmental groups claimed yesterday that 10 utility companies are responsible for the majority of premature deaths caused by emissions from coal-fired power plants in Europe.

UNITED KINGDOM: Coal pollution likely to surge if Brexit comes without deal

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 7:12am
Britain's pollution levels would probably rise if the country crashes out of the European Union without a deal, breaching a key pledge Prime Minister Theresa May has made to rein in emissions.

ADVOCACY: Artists strive to make climate impacts 'visceral'

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 7:12am
A new art installation by British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah that focuses on climate change will open in the Boston Harbor next spring.

CALIFORNIA: Blazes could cost insurers up to $13B

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 7:12am
The Camp and Woolsey fires that have ravaged towns and killed dozens could cost insurers between $9 billion and $13 billion.

POLITICS: Posting wildfire meme was a mistake — county GOP leader

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 7:12am
A county GOP chairman in Ohio says he was mistaken in publishing a meme on Facebook that appeared to refer to the California wildfires as "God's Punishment to Liberal California."

WHITE HOUSE: Trump avoids 'climate change' as he points to its effects

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 7:12am
President Trump stood in the smoldering embers of his nation's climate future this weekend.

PUERTO RICO: Storm-ravaged island eyes all-renewable future

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 7:12am
Puerto Rico has ambitious plans to transform its hurricane-battered electric grid to rely entirely on renewable energy by 2050.

WEATHER: Cold is coming. Get ready for Thanksgiving climate talks

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 7:12am
Just in time for Thanksgiving, a wave of wintry weather is descending on the United States, bringing snow and record low temperatures to some regions.

EPA: 'It's not a happy place'

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 7:12am
President Trump has failed to stop climate change work at EPA. The administration has repeatedly tried to slash the agency's climate funding, only to be rebuffed by Congress. That has left a small cadre of EPA climate experts in an awkward position, working in jobs they know their boss would prefer to ax.

RENEWABLES: Kansas State to get half of campus energy from wind farm

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 7:30am
Kansas State University officials estimate that half the Manhattan campus will be powered by wind by 2020.

ALASKA: Transportation agency seeks to adapt amid climate change

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 7:30am
The Alaska transportation department is changing how it maintains roads as the state feels the effects of climate change.

Pages