South Australia is working with Tesla to install solar power systems on residents homes. Image: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Tesla is building a 'virtual power plant' using people's homes...Read more
Left: Ranger Doug poster in original WPA style; Right: Hannah Rothstein
An artist riffs on WPA posters to imagine how the country’s defining landscapes will look once climate change has taken its toll...Read more
An ice lead in the Arctic Ocean is captured from the NSF/NCAR C-130 aircraft as it flies roughly 30 meters (100 feet) above the ocean during a field project studying low-level ozone formation. Image credit: James Hannigan/UCAR.
Exactly a year after more than 100 scientists gathered to discuss the connections between Arctic sea ice loss and midlatitude climate (see our coverage), the picture has become a bit clearer. There’s now strong agreement on several of the weather and climate patterns that future Arctic sea ice loss will create, provided that the right types of climate models are put on the task—models that capture the interplay among atmosphere, oceans, and sea ice...Read more
IF THE WORLD BUILDS EVERY COAL PLANT THAT’S PLANNED, CLIMATE CHANGE GOALS ARE DOOMED, SCIENTISTS SAY...Add your reaction Share
Flood of the Seine in the Yvelines on January 29, 2018 in Villennes sur Seine, France. Photograph: Aurelien Morissard/IP3/Getty Images
A new study finds strong agreement that flood risks in central and western Europe are rising due to global warming...Read more
Climate change a greater threat to public health than secondhand smoke...Read more
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before the Senate Environment Committee in January. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
A group of Democratic senators is demanding that Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt recuse himself from repealing one of President Obama's signature environmental rules, which is intended to curb the release of greenhouse gases from the nation’s power plants...Read more
President Donald Trump points skyward before donning protective glasses to view the solar eclipse, 21 August 2017, at the White House in Washington. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP
A new paper shows that climate myths consistently fail critical thinking tests...Read more
President Trump, speaking here at a refinery in North Dakota, has pushed for policies that promote fossil fuels and for the removal of greenhouse gas regulations. Credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
The U.S. alone would burn through much of the world's carbon budget under its current policies as oil production and the natural gas boom continue...Read more
Great news! The White House has just withdrawn the nomination of Koch-funded climate denier Kathleen Hartnett White, who Trump had tapped for the top environmental post at the White House. Hartnett White is yet another one of Trump's extreme and unqualified nominees withdrawn under controversy...Read more
Reforesting would help, but we're still deforesting. Mikko Muinonen
European national science academies report warns tepid emission cuts not enough...
Antarctica is thought to hold enough water to increase sea levels by more than 50 metres. (Supplied: Australian Antarctic Division)
Understanding exactly what is going on in Antarctica has long been fraught for climate scientists, but what is happening on the continent could soon be felt around the world...Read more
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A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below...Read more
Last fall, the cities of Oakland and San Francisco sued oil behemoth Chevron for billions of dollars because of its role in causing climate change. Chevron is, of course, fighting the case, but if it loses, it wants to take down another oil company with it...Read more