A few small islands off the coast of Antarctica are the incubator for nearly all the marine life around the world’s southernmost continent. Fairfield WSHU Public Radio Group, Connecticut.
Having climate change skeptic Donald Trump in the Oval Office won’t stop the U.S. from mounting an effective fight against rising global temperatures, former Vice President Al Gore argued at an event on Monday. San Jose Mercury News, California.
Eight Democrats on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee asked the Interior Department’s deputy inspector general on Monday to investigate Secretary Ryan Zinke’s decision to reassign roughly 50 senior career officials last month, on the grounds that it could constitute an “abuse of authority.” Washington Post.
President Trump's new messaging tactician, Anthony Scaramucci, has said he's "really not an ideological guy." That appears to be the case on climate change, about which he's expressed sharply shifting views in short periods of time. ClimateWire.
U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is considering a former Obama Energy Department official to lead the agency's debate on mainstream climate science, according to a former leader of the Trump administration's EPA transition effort. Greenwire.
Dismayed by President Trump’s views on climate science and other research issues, scientists are storming the campaign trail. Politico.
A top federal scientist working with Alaska Native communities on climate change talks about abuses of power and intimidation, while a report details other tactics. InsideClimate News.
One of the world’s most famous climate scientists has just calculated the financial burden that tomorrow’s young citizens will face to keep the globe at a habitable temperature and contain global warming and climate change – a $535 trillion bill. Climate News Network, United Kingdom.
Rapid climate change is a unifying feature of ancient mass extinctions – how bad might it be now? The Guardian.
The wall of Republican climate denial is starting to crack; who will be the Neo that accelerates the process? The Guardian.
June 2017 was beaten only by June in 2015 and 2016, leaving experts with little hope for limiting warming to 1.5C or even 2C. The Guardian.
Three days before the tech leader’s July 15 visit to Glacier, research ecologist Daniel Fagre said he was told that his scheduled tour with Zuckerberg of Logan Pass on the Continental Divide was off. Washington Post.
At the halfway point of the year, 2017 remains the second-hottest year to date — a surprise given the demise of the El Niño that helped boost temperatures to record levels last year. Climate Central.
France's president Emmanuel Macron said ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’ — and researchers signed up. Nature.
The House Science, Space and Technology Committee chairman Lamar Smith has declined media requests for comment about a clandestine expedition to the melting Arctic in May. E&E Daily.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry is grappling with debates inside his department that could shape the Trump administration's impact on the rapidly changing electricity system. EnergyWire.
The Associated Press is sending a text, video and photo team through the Northwest Passage, where global warming is melting sea ice and glaciers at an historic rate, altering and opening up the Arctic in a way unprecedented in recorded history. Associated Press.
The Department of Defense has known about, and sometimes planned for, the security threats created by climate change for well over a decade. Wired.
It was a freakishly warm evening last October when a maintenance worker first discovered the water - torrents of it, rushing into the entrance tunnel of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a storage facility dug some 400 feet into the side of a mountain on a Norwegian island near the North Pole. New York Times.
A team of scientists is exploring what would happen and what might be done if humanity gets a late start in addressing climate change. E&E Daily.
The United States has had the most ambitious research program in Antarctica for 50 years. But its infrastructure is old, and the new price tags are high. New York Times.
New research published this week shows that the Arctic has seen more frequent bouts of warm air and longer stretches of mild weather. Climate Central.
An explorer’s wind-powered sled is turning out to be a cleaner, simpler way for polar researchers to do their work studying pollutants on the Greenland ice sheet. Arctic Deeply.
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While President Trump rolls back environmental protections and announces the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate accord, China is trying to position itself as the world's climate leader, pledging to cooperate with other countries to build an 'eco-civilization.' China has established the largest solar panel farm in the world, plans to close over 100 coal-fired power plants, and is committed to spending at least $361 billion on renewable energy by 2020. more…
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