Climate News

September 2017

Cargo Ship, Cruise Line Companies to Test Energy-Saving Rotor Sails — See Photo & Diagram (Science, 9/6/17).

Trump Picks Climate-Change Denier to Head NASA — See Video (EcoWatch, 9/5/17).

Irma becomes Strongest Hurricane Ever Recorded in Warming Atlantic Basin — See Photos, Maps & Videos (The Washington Post, 9/5/17).

Studies Agree: Cow-Based Diet is Bad for Planet (EcoWatch, 9/1/17).

August 2017

James Hansen: No question, No Doubt, Climate Change is Driving Stronger Hurricanes — See Video (EcoWatch, 8/30/17). Read more here.

July 2017

Conservation Group Devises Way for People to Calculate Their Carbon Footprint (One Green Planet, 7/28/17). Use the calculator here.

Al Gore Keeps Sounding Climate-Change Alarm in Sequel to An Inconvenient Truth — See Photo & Film Trailer (The New York Times, 7/27/17).

Net Annual Arctic Sea Ice Loss Helps Speed Global Warming — See Photo (The Washington Post, 7/27/17).

Climate Scientists Develop Tool for Predicting Drought, Wildfire Risk Based on Differences in Atlantic, Pacific Ocean Temps — See Graphs (Phys.Org, 7/26/17).

England to Ban Sale of All Deisel-, Gas-Powered Cars in 2040 (The Times, 7/26/17).

Climate Change Sends Skiers Searching for Snow — See Photo (COSMOS, 7/25/17)

Republican State Senators Help California Extend Cap-and-Trade Program to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (The New York Times, 7/24/17).

Study: Paying Villagers in Uganda Modest Sums to Preserve Trees Reduces Deforestation  (The Hindu, 7/22/17). Read more here and here.

Trump Nominates Right-Wing Climate-Change Denier for Top USDA Scientist — See Photo (Gizmodo, 7/20/17). Read more here and here.

U.S. Dept of Interior Scientist: Trump Regime Removed Me from Post for Speaking Out about Climate Change Threat to Native Alaskans — See Video (The Washington Post, 7/19/17).

Atmospheric Methane Rising, Researchers Not Sure Why — See Photos, Video & Graphics (EarthSky, 7/19/17).

Study: Heat Waves Will Disrupt Air Travel, Short Runways Part of Problem (Science Magazine, 7/13/17).

NOAA under Trump Reports Greenhouse Gases Spiked in 2016, Ignores Link to Human Activities (The New York Times, 7/13/17).

Coalition of U.S. States, Cities, Businesses Vow to Pursue Paris Climate Accord Goals despite Trump (The New York Times, 7/11/17).

Study: Having Fewer Children #1 Way to Reduce Carbon Emissions — See Chart (Science Magazine, 7/11/17).

Climate Scientist: Not Realistic to Think We Can Hold Global Warming to 2℃ (COSMOS, 7/10/17).

Bad News, Good News: Agriculture Drives Climate Change that Jeopardizes Crops / Farmers, Restaurateurs Try to Mitigate Effects — See Videos (Vice, 7/8/17).

Volunteers Plant 1 Million Trees in 1 Day in Central India — See Photos (Unworthy, 7/7/17).

Scientist: Local Efforts Can’t Protect Local Reefs against Global Threats — See Photos (The New York Times, 7/6/17).

G20 Leaders Minus Trump Reaffirm Commitment to Climate Accord (The New York Times, 7/8/17).

Macron Still Determined to Bring Trump Into Climate Change Fold (The Washington Post, 7/8/17).

Merkel’s Husband Taking G20 Spouses, Melania, Ivanka, on Tour of Climate Change Lab (Quartz, 7/7/17).

Energy Sec Rick Perry Makes Up Own Supply/Demand Formula to Justify Backing Coal — See Photos (Daily News, 7/6/17). Read more, see more photos and video here.

Study: Global Warming Slowing Ocean’s Ability to Absorb, Trap CO2 (Phys.Org, 7/6/17). Read more here.

Study: Global Warming Likely to Speed Up (Bloomberg, 7/6/17). Read the study here.

Volvo to Stop Producing Full-Gas Powered Cars in 3 Years — See Video (Fortune, 7/5/17). Read more here and here.

Google Working with Pollution-Tracking Company to Map Air Quality in Real Time — See Photos & Video (CBS News, 7/4/17).

Federal Court Says Pruitt Can’t Arbitrarily Cancel Obama Methane Regs (The Atlantic, 7/5/17).

Researchers Attribute 2 Explosions in Siberia to Methane Released by Melting Permafrost — See Photos & Video (Daily Kos, 7/4/17). Read more, see more photos and video here.

Study: Fewer Fires, Reduced CO2 Emissions in African Regions Balance Increases in Northern Regions Due to Climate Change — See Photo & Map (COSMOS, 7/3/17).

Report: China Building Fewer Coal Plants at Home, More in Other Countries — See Photo & Map (The New York Times, 7/1/17).

June 2017

Study: Air Pollution Grit on Solar Panels Can Cut Energy Production 25% (Live Science, 6/30/17).

Experts Ask: Did Neurotoxins from Warm-Water Algae Blooms Contribute to Right Whale Deaths? (Vice, 6/29/17).

Gulf of Mexico’s Horn Island Disappearing — See Photos (The New York Times, 6/27/17).

U.S. Mayors Vow to Pressure Trump on Climate, Commit to Meeting Own Climate Goals — See Photos (The New York Times, 6/26/17).

NASA Study: Warmer Springs, More Volatile Weather Bring More Lightening Farther North, Igniting More Fires in Boreal Forests — See Photo & Quiz (National Geographic, 6/26/17).

N.Z. Student Sues Government, Demanding More Ambitious Climate Goals (ABC News, 6/26/17).

Scientists Concerned: Atmospheric CO2 Keeps Rising Though Emissions Have Leveled Out (The New York Times, 6/26/17).

Finding: 2017 Coal Production Up in China, U.S., India (ABC News, 6/26/17).

Study: Sea Level Rise Speeding Up, Greenland Ice Melt Speeding It — See Photo (The Washington Post, 6/26/17). Read more, see more photos, video and graphics here, here, here, herehere, here and here.

Study: Global Warming Will Bring Poverty to Southern U.S. as Industry, Agriculture, Tolerable Climate Shift North (Science Daily, 6/26/17).

U.S. Mayors Vow to Pressure Trump on Climate, Commit to Meeting Own Climate Goals — See Photos (The New York Times, 6/26/17).

Report: Great Barrier Reef a $42 Billion Asset — See Photo & Video (Gizmodo, 6/26/17).

NOAA: All U.S. Coral Reefs in Trouble — See Photos (USA Today, 6/25/17).

Scientists: Florida Reef Going, Going… See Photos, Graphs and Chart (The Washington Post, 6/25/17).

In Poke at Trump, Schwarzenegger, Macron Team Up to Make Planet Great Again — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 6/24/17)

UNESCO: World’s Reefs in Trouble (The Washington Post, 6/23/17). Read more, see more photos, videos and graphics here.

Good News from NOAA: Coral Bleaching May Be Tapering Off — See Photos (EarthSky, 6/22/17).

Sylvia Earle, Other Ocean-Science Eminences Urge Australia to Halt CO2-Spewing Coal Mine Threatening Great Barrier Reef — See Photos & Video (The Guardian, 6/21/17).

Trump at Iowa Rally: We’ll Make the Wall a Solar Wall, “Pretty Good Imagination, Right? My Idea” — See Video (ABC News, 6/21/17). Read more here and here.

Chameleon Mummified by Tropical Sun — See Photos & Video (National Geographic, 6/20/17).

Airlines Cancel Flights as Temps in Phoenix Climb Too High for Safe Operation — See Photos & Video (BBC News, 6/20/17). Read more, see more photos, maps and diagrams here. See news report here.

New Industry-Environmentalist-NGO Group Offers 4-Part Plan for Cutting Carbon Emissions (The Washington Post, 6/19/17). Learn more here.

Polar-Bear Expert: Climate Change Is Wiping Out Species, Quick Climate Action Their Only Hope — See Photos, Map & Chart (Unworthy, 6/20/17).

Study: Climate Change Threatens Ethiopian Coffee Crop — See Photos (Gizmodo, 6/19/17). Read more, see more photos here.

John Oliver Flays Coal Czar Robert Murray on Air, Murray Sues in Response — See Video Clip (GoldDerby.com, 6/19/17). Read more see more video here.

Study: Deadly Heat Waves Could Threaten 3/4 of World Population by End of Century — See Photos & Video (National Geographic, 6/19/17). Read more, see more photos here and here. Read the study here.

Opinion: The Future Is Green, Whether Trump Likes It or Not (The New York Times, 6/20/17).

Scientist Stresses Lab-Grown Corals to Build Resilience Before Transplanting Off Florida Coast to Restore Reefs — See Photo (The Washington Post, 6/17/17).

Study: Warming Oceans Greater Threat to Coral than Acidification (Phys.Org, 6/15/17).

How Dutch Deal with Climate Change: Let  Water In Here, Keep It Out There, Tie Engineering to Community Enrichment — See Photos (The New York Times, 6/15/17).

Scientists Document Vast Area of Surface Ice Melt in Antarctica — See Map, Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 6/15/17).

Potentially Deadly Warm-Water Bacteria, Other Tropical Diseases, Spread North as Planet Heats Up — See Photos (National Geographic, 6/14/17).

Trump, Mayor of Shrinking Island in Chesapeake Agree Sea Level Rise Isn’t Happening — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 6/14/17).

Study: Global Warming Alone Could Shrink Colorado Water Flow by 40% by End of Century — See Photos, Map & Chart (The Conversation, 6/13/17).

Icebreaker Pulled Off Climate-Research Trip Due to Climate-Change Triggered Iceberg Hazards in Arctic — See Photos, Graphs & Videos (The Weather Network, 6/13/17). Read more here and here.

Eco-Quiz: What’s the Better Way to Slow Global Warming? Pick A or B  (The New York Times, 6/12/17). Learn more here.

U.S. Citizens, Officials, Businesses, Orgs Recommit to Climate Action — See Photos (EuroNews, 6/12/17). Read more here.

There He Goes Again: Trump Refuses to Join G7 Countries in Climate Commitment (The Hill, 6/12/17).

Law Professor: Trump Withdrawal from Climate Accord Grounds for Impeachment (Huffington Post, 6/10/17)

MIT Scientist: Trump Cited Our Study, Twisted Meaning to Justify Pulling Out of  Climate Accord (The Washington Post, 6/8/17).

Study: Slight Rise in Global Temp Tied to More Frequent, Intense Heat Waves, Mass Deaths in India — See Photo (The New York Times, 6/8/17). Read the study here.

Hawaii Resists Trump, Fast-Tracks Laws to Reduce CO2, Promote Sustainable Farming — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 6/7/17).

Trump Pulls Out of Accord, Says “I Rep Pittsburgh, Not Paris”; Mayors of 2 Cities Respond (The New York Times, 6/7/17).

Opinion: Trump Withdrawal from Accord Makes it Harder, Not Impossible, for U.S. to Reach Climate Goals (The New York Times, 6/7/17).

Study: Coal-Power Air Pollution Kills Americans, Cleaner Energy Saves Lives — See Photos, Maps & Chart (The Conversation, 6/6/17).

Opinion: Koch Brothers Deny Climate Change, Oppose Action, Institutions Must Stop Taking Their Money — See Painting & Photo (The Washington Post, 6/5/17).

Rick Perry to Japan on U.S. Position on Climate Issues: “Ignore Trump, Watch What We Do” — See Photo (The New York Times, 6/5/17).

Opinion: Accord or No, We Need All-Out New Tech Push to Stop Climate Change — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 6/5/17).

Trump Announces He’s Pulling U.S. Out of Paris Climate Accord (The New York Times, 6/1/17). See video of his announcement here and here. Read more about the announcement here. Read opinions, reactions and analyses herehere, hereherehereherehere, here, herehere, here, herehere and here. Read how cities, states, countries, organizations and people of standing are responding to the announcement here, herehere, hereherehere, here here and here.

Crack in Antarctica’s Larson C Ice Shelf Grows 11 Miles in 6 Days, Will Soon Spawn World’s Largest Ice Berg — See Photos, Map & Video (Newsweek, 6/1/17). Read more here.

May 2017

Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica, undated / James Yungel, NASA / Click for more.

Shareholders Press Exxon Mobil for Fuller Disclosure on Costs of Climate Change, Green Technology — See Video (CNBC, 5/31/17).

Norwegian Research Team Puts Everything on Line to Document Speed, Impact, Consequences of Climate Change in Arctic — See Photos (bioGraphic, 5/31/17).

Good News of a Sort: West Antarctic Glacier Not Melting as Fast as Thought — See Photo (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 5/31/17).

Trump Mulls Decision on Climate Accord: Stay In or Drop Out (The New York Times, 5/31/17). Read more here and here.

Study: N2O Emissions from Melting Permafrost Could Be Really Bad News for Climate (COSMOS, 5/30/17).

Experts Abandon Hope of Saving Great Barrier Reef from Killing Effects of Rapid Climate Change — See Photos (Independent, 5/29/17). Read more, see more photos and video here. See news report here.

Author of Book on 100 Ways to Fight Global Warming Discusses Cooling Strategies Now in Play — See Photos (National Geographic, 5/28/17).

G7 Leaders Press Trump to Stay in Paris Climate Accord (The Washington Post, 5/26/17).

Pope Presses Trump on Climate Change with Gift of Encyclical on Caring for Planet — See Photos (The New York Times, 5/24/17).

Moss Spreading Where Ice is Retreating in Antarctica, Repercussions Unknown — See Photos & Video  (National Geographic, 5/22/17).

Melting Permafrost Sends Water into Arctic Seed Vault, Seeds Survive — See Photo (Daily Kos, 5/19/17).

Scientists Scramble to Determine: How Fast is Antarctic Ice Melting, How Fast Will Sea Levels Rise? — See Photos, Diagrams & Video (The New York Times, 5/18/17).

Study: Trees on the Move — Conifers Heading North, Flowering Trees Heading West in Response to Climate Change (Scientific American, 5/18/17).

Analysis: India, China May Meet, Exceed Respective Climate Accord Promises, Help Hold Line Against U.S. Failure to Meet Ours (The Washington Post, 5/15/17).

Study: Bird Migration Out of Sync with Changes in Greening Cycles Caused by Climate Change (COSMOS, 5/15/17).

Helicopter Scientists Film Melting of Greenland Glaciers — See Video (National Geographic, 5/12/17).

Tillerson Signs Fairbanks Declaration Affirming Need for International Action Against Climate Change (Los Angeles Times, 5/11/17). See video here.

48 Democratic, 3 Republican Senators Stop Bill to Overturn BLM Limits on Methane Emissions from Oil, Gas Drilling (The Hill, 5/10/17). Read more here. See video here.

Study: Natural Shift in Long-Term Ocean Temps Could Drive Global Warming Above Climate-Accord Ceiling by 2025 — See Video (The Washington Post, 5/9/17).

• Global Warming Changing Alaskan Tundra from Absorber to Spewer of CO2 — See Photos (The New York Times, 5/8/17).

Trump to Huddle with Team on Staying In, Quitting Climate Accord (The Hill, 5/8/17). Read more here.

• Beijing, Northern China Hit by Major Dust Storms Tied to Deforestation, Urbanization, Climate Change — See Photos & Video (The New York Times, 5/5/17).

How Will Climate Change Affect You Personally? NOAA Creates Tool to Help People Predict, Prepare, Prevent — See Images (Inhabit, 5/4/17). Visit NOAA’s Climate Explorer site here.

Study: Scientists Need to Find Ways to Prevent Climate-Change Deniers from Using Complex Findings to Mislead Public (COSMOS, 5/4/17).

Study: Ice-Free Waters in Hudson Bay Could Draw More Orcas, a Threat to Belugas — See Photo (CTV News, 5/3/17).

• Stephen Hawking: Humans Need to Get Off Earth in Next 100 Years to Survive — See Photo & Video (Newsweek, 5/3/17).

• White House Climate Accord Debate: Pull Out Completely or Stay In but Promise Less (The New York Times, 5/2/17).

• Report: Rift in Larson C Antarctic Ice Shelf Widens, Branches Toward Coast, Huge Chunk to Break Off Soon — See Photo & Diagram (The Washington Post, 5/2/17). Read more, see more images here. See video report here.

April 2017

New rift in Petermann Glacier, Greenland / Gary Hoffmann, NASA, The Washington Post / Click for more.

Warming Arctic, Melting Ice Destroying Inugguit Way of Life in Greenland’s Northernmost Village — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 4/29/17).

• Officials Purge EPA Website of Info, Facts that Contradict Trump-Era Priorities, Beliefs — See Photo & Video (The Washington Post, 4/29/17).

Thousands March for Climate in D.C. in Record-Tying Heat — See Photos & Videos (The Washington Post, 4/29/17). Read more, see more photos and videos here and here.

Report: Arctic Warming Faster than Rest of Planet, Could Be Ice-Free in 20 Years — See Photo (Alaska Dispatch News, 4/25/17). See video report on how Arctic warming affects the entire planet here.

Study: Warming Oceans Foster More, Longer-Lasting Algae Blooms along North America’s Coasts — See Photo (Nature, 4/25/17).

Study Proves Link between Global Warming, Record Temps, Extreme Weather Events — See Photos (The Mercury News, 4/24/17). Read more, see photo here. See video here.

Report: Crack in Antarctica’s Larson C Ice Shelf Growing, Set to Send Huge Chunk into See Before Long — See Videos (IBTimes, 4/24/17). Read more here.

Researchers Rattled by Discovery of Large Number of Meltwater Rivers, Lakes, Ponds in Antarctica — See Photo (The Christian Science Monitor, 4/24/17). Read more here.

• Scientists: 44 Whales that Died in Gulf of Alaska in 2015 May Have Been Killed by Algae Toxins Linked to Warm Water Blob (NWI Times, 4/21/17).

Drought Intensifies Violent Clashes between Herders, Landowners, Government in Kenya (The Washington Post, 4/23/17). Read more, see photos here and here. See news reports here and here.

Britain Marks First Whole Day without Coal Power since First Use in 1882 (The New York Times, 4/21/17).

Earth Day: Love and Laments for a Threatened Planet (The New York Times, 4/20/17).

Climate Change Making It Much Easier for Mosquitoes to Spread Disease — See Photos (The New York Times, 4/20/17).

March 2017 Sets Record for Unusually Warm Month — See Maps & Diagram (Think Progress, 4/19/17).

Climate Change Destroying Ice Roads that Serve as Lifelines for Remote Communities in North Canada — See Photos (The New York Times, 4/19/17).

Essay: We’re Already Living With, Adapting to Effects of Climate Change (The New York Times, 4/19/17).

Makings of 1st Tropical Storm Swirling in Atlantic 2 Months Before Hurricane Season — See Satellite Imagery (The Washington Post, 4/19/17). Read more, see more images, video and news reports here, here, here

In New Book, Former NYC Mayor, Sierra Club Exec Outline How to Make Fighting Climate Change a Profitable Win-Win (The New York Times, 4/19/17).

Ocean Explorer Jacques Cousteau’s Grandson Discusses Why We Should All Be Worried about Death of Great Barrier Reef — Hear the Broadcast (PRI, 4/18/17).

• Michigan Weighs Adding More Wolves to Island Isolated by Climate Change to Control Moose Population — See Photo, Hear Radio Report (Michigan Radio, 4/18/17). Read the full report, see more photos here.

Ivanka, Jared, Tillerson Want Trump to Keep U.S. in Paris Accord (The New York Times, 4/18/17). Read more here.

How Much Will Seas Rise by 2100? It Mostly Depends on Antarctic Ice — See Photo & Map (COSMOS, 4/18/17).

Land Sinking, Seas Rising, Parts of Norfolk is Going Under in More Ways than One — See Photos (The New York Times,  4/18/17).

Glacier Melt Reroutes River in Yukon in Mere Months, Warning that Effects of Climate Change Can Happen Fast — See Photos (The New York Times, 4/17/17).

Study Examines Roadblocks to Growth, Spread of Solar Power — See Photos & Charts (COSMOS, 4/17/17).

New Crack Discovered in Greenland’s Petermann Glacier — See Photos (The Washington Post, 4/15/17).

4th Bleaching Event, Hurricane Damage Threaten Survival of Great Barrier Reef (Futurism.com, 4/12/17).

Study: Global Warming Will Thaw More Permafrost than Previously Thought (The New York Times, 4/11/17).

Spike in Sea Temp Forces Fishing Boats to Follow Crabs to Deeper, Colder, More Dangerous Waters Off Alaska — See Photo (The Washington Post, 4/11/17).

U.S. Oil, Gas Companies Now Advocate Carbon Tax (The New York Times, 4/11/17).

Experts: Globalization, Climate Change Helping Spread Snail-Borne, Brain-Invading Parasite (Gizmodo, 4/8/17). Read more, see photos and diagrams hereherehere and here. See news report here.

Overdevelopment, Rising Seas Threaten South China Metropolises — See Photos, Time-Lapse Map (The New York Times, 4/7/17).

Disastrous Mudslide in Peru, Rains in Ecuador, Colombia Linked to Climate Change — See Photos, Maps & Video (The New York Times, 4/6/17).

Study: Climate Change Means Rougher Flights (The Washington Post, 4/6/17). Read more here.

Kentucky Coal Mining Museum Switches to Solar Power — See News Report (WYMT, 4/6/17).

Study: More CO2 in Atmosphere Spurs Plants to Grow Faster, Absorb More CO2 but Not Enough to Save Planet (The New York Times, 4/5/17).

Scientists Debate: Can We Geoengineer Our Way Out of Climate Change? Do We Dare? (The New York Times, 4/4/17).

March 2017

Time-lapse, Arctic Sea Ice / NASA

As Trump Pushes Coal Power, Forward-Thinking Nations Go Solar — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 3/31/17).

Former NYC Mayor Argues Work to Save Planet Will Progress Despite Trump (The New York Times, 3/30/17).

Anti-Climate Change Scientists Want Bigger Congressional Advisory Role (The Washington Post, 3/29/17).

Exxon to Trump: Keep U.S. in Paris Climate Accord (CNN, 3/29/17).

More Motivated, Committed, China Likely to Take Lead in Fighting Climate Change after U.S. Drops Ball — See Photos (The New York Times, 3/29/17).

Study: Southern California Beaches Disappearing Fast (The Orange County Register, 3/28/17).

Study: Climate-Change Driven Alterations in Jet Stream Contribute to Prolonged Severe Weather Events — See Chart & Video (The Washington Post, 3/27/17). Read more, see more photos and charts here.

Essay: When Plants Bloom Too Early, Plants & Humans Both Pay (The New York Times, 3/27/17).

Drought Triggering 4 Famines in Africa, Lack of Clean Water Causing Death, Disease — See Photos (The New York Times, 3/27/17).

Study: Canadian Arctic’s Barnes Ice Sheet Melting, Greenland, Antarctic Could Follow  — See Photos & Video (EarthSky, 3/26/17).

Opinion: 12 Things Everyone Can Do to Help Slow Climate Change (The New York Times, 3/25/17).

This Winter’s Arctic Sea Ice Lowest, Thinnest on Record — See Photos (The New York Times, 3/22/17). Read more, see maps, charts and time-lapse video here and here.

Report: China, India Lead Major Shift Away from Building, Opening Coal-Power Plants — See Photos (BBC News, 3/22/17).

Trump Determined to Undo Obama’s “Stupid” Climate Change Policies (The New York Times, 3/21/17). Read more, see photos, charts and video here, here, here and here.

Researchers Map Where American Concerns about Climate Change Run Higher, Lower  — See Maps (The New York Times, 4/21/17).

Feb 2017 Tops Feb 2016 for Warmest Global Temp on Record  — See Photos, Charts & Video (Weather.com, 3/18/17). Read more, see more maps, charts and photos here, here and here.

Report: Obama Administration Curbs Helped Stall Global CO2 Emissions in 2016 — See Charts (Fortune, 3/17/17).

Trump Cancels Obama Fuel-Efficiency Regs to Reduce Car Emissions (The New York Times, 3/15/17).

Report: Many Parts of Great Barrier Reef Gone for Good — See Photos (The New York Times, 3/15/17). Read more here. See more photos and video here. See news report here.

Massive Algae Blooms Tied to Climate Change Wrecking Havoc in Arabian Sea — See Photo (Arab News, 3/15/17).

Tillerson Used Email Alias to Discuss Climate Change with Exxon Execs (Daily Kos, 3/14/17).

Good Luck Trying to Make Sense of Trump’s Pronouncement on Environment, Climate  — See Photos & Video Clip (The New York Times, 3/10/17).

Trump’s EPA Chief Pooh-Poohs Human Contribution to Global Warming — See Videos (The Washington Post, 3/9/17). Read more here and here.

• Warming Oceans Trigger Mass Bleaching on Great Barrier Reef for 2nd Year in Row (CBC News, 3/10/17). Read more here. See photos and video here.

Early Spring in U.S. More Bad News than Good — See Animated Map (The New York Times, 3/8/17).

Hurricane Matthew forms in Caribbean Sea, Sept 30-Oct 3, 2016 /NASA/NOAA GOES Project

 

Study: Half World’s Oceans Could Be Reeling from Climate Change by 2030 (Chicago Tribune, 3/7/17).

Trump Budget Slashes Funds for NOAA Research, Satellites — See Images & Video (The Washington Post, 3/3/17). Read more, see more photos and video here.

Trump’s EPA, Transportation Secretaries to Cancel Regs on Car Emissions (The New York Times, 3/3/17).

Pruitt’s EPA Gives Oil, Gas Industries Free Pass on Methane Emissions (The Washington Post, 3/2/17).

Stores Along Brooklyn Waterfront Planning Walls to Protect against Future Storms — See Photos (The New York Times, 3/2/17).

Members of Trump Inner Circle Disagrees on Pulling Out of Climate Accord (The New York Times, 3/2/17).

Record Summer Heat in Southeast Australia Linked to Climate Change (Climate Central, 3/1/17). Read more, see more maps and charts here and here.

Temp in Antarctica Hits Record 63.5 º F — See Video (USA Today, 3/1/17).

• Does Biggest Snowpack in 25 Years Mean End to California Drought? — See Videos (The Mercury News, 3/1/17). Read more, see more photos here.

February 2017

Storms Usually Seen in Spring Pound D.C. in February…Again — See Graphs, Map, Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 2/27/17).

Study: Spring Coming Earlier for Some Plants in Arctic, Disrupting Complex Cycles of Life  (The New York Times, 2/27/17).

Profits Down, Future Clear, Coal Companies Get on Board with Concerns about Climate Change (The New York Times, 2/27/17).

• High Friday Temps Break Records at Some NYC Locations, Not All (New York City Patch, 2/24/17).

Scientists, Resort Owners, Guests Work Together in Maldives to Restore Coral Reefs (The New York Times, 2/23/17).

Climate-Change Deniers to Trump: Withdraw U.S. from U.N. Treaty (The Hill, 2/23/17).

Influx of Orcas in Ice-Free Arctic Presents New Threats to Narwhals (The Globe and Mail, 2/22/17).

Researchers, Divers Losing Hope of Saving Great Barrier Reef — See Photos (The Guardian, 2/19/17). Read more here.

London Choking on Exhaust from Diesel Fuel, Wood-Burning Fires — See Photos (The New York Times, 2/17/17).

• High in Mountains, Mexico City is Water-Starved, Sinking with Worse Climate-Change Challenges to Come — See Photos and Diagrams (The New York Times, 2/17/17)

Volunteer Programmers Race to Gather Climate-Change, Science Data from Government Websites Before It Disappears (The Christian Science Monitor, 2/17/17).

GOP to NASA’s Climate-Change Scientists — You’re Fired (Scientific American, 2/17/17).

Trump Gears Up to Rescind Obama’s Clean Energy, Clean Water Rules (Bloomberg, 2/16/17).

NASA Continues Sharing Climate-Change Info with Public — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 2/16/17). Read more, see more photos here.

• Climate Change Pushing Common Leopards Into Snow Leopard Range in China — See Video (One Green Planet, 2/16/17).

Study: Decline in Ocean Oxygen Confirmed, Linked to Global Warming (The Washington Post, 2/15/16).

Experts Worry Old California Dams Can’t Handle Climate-Change Driven Deluges — See Photos (The New York Times, 2/14/17).

Study: Climate Change Happening 170x Faster Because of Human Activities (CNBC, 2/13/17).

Old-Line Republicans Propose Carbon Tax as Alternative to Obama Regulations (The New York Times, 2/13/17).

Jimmy Carter’s New 10-Acre Solar Farm Could Produce Enough Power to Supply Half of Plains, GA — See Photos & Video (The New York Times, 2/11/17).

Arctic Temps Hit Scary Highs for 3rd Time This Winter — See Graphs (The Washington Post, 2/10/17). Read more here.

NYC Adopts New Sea-Level Rise Projections, Tweaks Flood Zone Maps — See Samples (Patch.com, 2/9/17). Find the new maps here.

China at Odds with Own Local Governments on Environment-Destroying Coal-to-Gas Plants — See Photos (The New York Times, 2/7/17).

Crack in Antarctic Ice Shelf Grew 17 Miles in 2 Months — See Photos, Video & Diagrams (The New York Times, 2/7/17).

Past, Present Staffers Oppose Pruitt for Head of EPA — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 2/6/17).

Climate-Change Denier Will Help Decide Who Runs NOAA under Trump (Quartz, 2/1/17).

January 2017

Polar bear on Arctic Ice, undated / Kathy Crane, NOAA, The Washington Post / Click for more.

• Study: Warming Climate = More Runoff  = Increased Mercury Levels in Earth’s Waters (COSMOS, 1/30/17).

Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, Other Orgs to Hold Abbreviated Version of CDC’s Cancelled Climate & Health Summit (Los Angeles Times, 1/27/17).

New Building Designs in NYC, Elsewhere, Factor In Rising Seas, Extreme Weather — See Photos (The New York Times, 1/26/17).

Anonymous Park Service Employees Tweeting Climate Change Facts in Defiance of Trump Gag Order (The Washington Post, 1/25/17).

EPA Resists Trump Order to Remove Climate-Change Info from Website (The Washington Post, 1/25/17).

Disappearing Shore Ice Destroying North Canada Villages’ Way of Life — See Photos (Hakai, 1/24/17).

Scientists: Climate Change, Nuclear Threat Move Doomsday Clock 30 Seconds Closer to End of Days (The Washington Post, 1/26/17). Read more here and here. See graphs here.

CDC Cancels Conference on Climate & Health on Eve of Trump Inauguration (The Washington Post, 1/23/17).

Climate Change Info Disappears from Trump’s White House Web Site  (The New York Times, 1/20/17).

Study: Last Time Seas Got This Warm, They Were Up 20-30 (Scientific American 1/20/17). Read more, see news report here and here.

Crack in Antarctic Ice Shelf Expands Rapidly, Huge Iceberg Ready to Crack Off — See Photos, Graphics & Maps (Mashable, 1/20/17). Read more, see more maps and photos here.

Moose Calves Being Killed by Ticks Thriving in Warmer New England Winters — See Photo (The New York Times, 1/19/17).

Marsh Study Finds NYC Especially Vulnerable to Rising Seas — See Photos (The New York Times, 1/19/17).

Climate Scientists Agree: Even Swift, Radical Action May Not Save Us Now (The Guardian, 1/19/17).

China Pulls Plug on 103 Coal-Powered  Generating Plants (The New York Times, 1/18/17).

Earth Hits New High Temp Record for 3rd Year in Row — See Photo & Graphics (The New York Times, 1/18/17). Read more, see more graphics, photos and video reports here.

State Dept. Sends $500 Million to U.N. Climate Fund 2 Days before Trump Takes Over (The Washington Post, 1/17/17). Read more here.

Crack in Antarctic Ice Shelf Prompts British Scientists to Leave Research Station — See Photos, Maps & Videos (BBC News, 1/16/17).

• Polish Cities Blanketed in Worst Smog on Record — See Photos (The New York Times, 1/14/17).

Report: Dollar-Value Estimate of Social Costs of Climate Change Set Too Low (The Washington Post, 1/12/17).

Colorado Mountain Man’s Notebooks Help Scientists Document Rate, Effects of Climate Change — See Photos (The Atlantic, 1/12/17). Thanks to Linda Lee for this item.

EPA: Fiat Engine Software Lets Jeeps, Pickups Flaunt Emission Standards (The New York Times, 1/12/17). Read more, see video report here.

NYC Breaks High-Temperature  Record for January 12 (New York City Patch, 1/12/17).

Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel Opens Environmentally Oriented Sundance Festival (The New York Times, 1/10/17).

China Needs to Come Clean on Emissions for Climate Agreement to Work (The New York Times, 1/10/17).

Bad News Study: Once Oceans Heat Up, They Stay Warm Long After CO2, Methane Is Gone (COSMOS, 1/10/17).

Researcher: Everyone Can, Must Step Up to Help Slow Climate Change (Phys.Org, 1/9/17).

USFWS: Only Way to Save Polar Bears— Slow Global Warming, Save Arctic Ice — See Photos (The Washington Post, 1/9/17). Read more here.

Study: Great Barrier Reef Almost Destroyed 125,000 Years Ago, This Time Could be the End (Morning Ticker, 1/8/17).

Children, Families in Once-Lush Regions of Madagascar Starving from Effects of Climate Change — See Video Report (The New York Times, 1/6/17).

Crack in Antarctic Ice Shelf Just Got 11 Miles Bigger, Chunk Size of Delaware Could Break Off Soon — See Photos, Video & Map (The Washington Post, 1/6/17). Read more, see more photos here. See news report here.

Kendall-Jackson Leads California Wineries in Adapting to Climate Change — See Photos (The New York Times, 1/5/17).

NOAA: Previous Reports of Recent Slowdown in Ocean Warming Were Wrong (The Atlantic, 1/4/17). Read more, see more photos, maps and video here, here and here.

Journalists Agree: Readers Prefer Stories on How to Adapt to Climate Change over Stories on How to Slow It (Poynter, 1/3/17).

Scientists Just Starting to Weigh How Greenland, Antarctic Ice Melt will Affect Global Current that Keeps Oceans Healthy, Climate Stable — See Photo & Map (Hakai, 1/3/17).

Trump’s Nominee for EPA Head Has Repeatedly Sued Agency to Block Clean Air, Water Regs (The Huffington Post, 1/3/17).

New NASA Satellite Mission to Monitor Plant Health, Greenhouse Gasses, Earth/Land/Ocean Carbon Exchange (Clarksvilleonline.com, 1/2/17).

Assessment: What Trump Can, Can’t Do to Reverse Progress on Climate Change (The New York Times, 1/2/17).

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