Finding a ray of positivity can be tough right now, so we asked the finest green-minded folks out there how to work toward climate action in the Trump era...
Ta’u island, part of American Samoa, is now off the grid and sustainable with solar power Photograph: American Samoa Power Authority
Ta’u island in American Samoa will rely on solar panels and Tesla batteries as it does away with diesel generators...Read more
Healthy Coral in the Capricorn Group of Islands, Southern Great Barrier Reef, Nov. 2016. Image: Tory Chase, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.
During the past two years, Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef suffered its largest die-off ever recorded — with an average of 67 percent of corals in one area declared dead, scientists said on Monday. The cause was unusually warm waters that pushed the intricate ecosystems past their limits of survival...Read more
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SHAKTOOLIK, Alaska — In the dream, a storm came and Betsy Bekoalok watched the river rise on one side of the village and the ocean on the other, the water swallowing up the brightly colored houses, the fishing boats and the four-wheelers, the school and the clinic...Read more
Beijing (AFP) - China could waste as much as half a trillion dollars on unnecessary new coal-fired power stations, a climate campaign group said Monday, arguing the world's top carbon polluter already has more than enough such facilities...Read more
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump gestures from the front door at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
The Obama administration signed its final plan for renewable fuel use in the United States last week, leaving an oil industry reeling from the most aggressive biofuel targets yet as President-elect Donald Trump takes over...Read more
The Majawa family walk to church in the village of Mulele, which lies in one of the areas in Malawi most affected by drought. Photograph: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images
Only half of $600m promised in aid has come...Read more
A new report by the Arctic Council shows how unprecedented high temperatures and rapid ice melt in the Arctic may pass a tipping point and force adaptation...
Fishermen download the catch at Samut Sakhon port in Thailand November 22, 2016. Picture taken November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand: Climate change threatens to undermine Thailand's efforts to combat illegal fishing and avoid a potential European Union ban on exports by the multi-billion dollar seafood industry, environmental groups say...Read more
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The Nature Conservancy partners with Naval Base Ventura County to fight the effects of climate change on the military installation, home to the largest wetlands in Southern California...Read more
Although the recent UN General Assembly meetings in New York City included the largest gathering of world leaders ever to address climate change, the largest factor in our climate cycle was missing from the discussions — the ocean...
Viggo Mortensen as The Man and Kodi Smit-McPhee as The Boy in the 2009 film The Road. Photograph: Dimension Films/Supplied by LMK
From Trump to climate change, this multiheaded crisis presages collapse. And there’s no hope of exiting the ‘other side’ if political alternatives are shut down...Read more
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President Obama’s effort to reduce carbon emissions by coal-burning power plants could be undone when President-elect Donald J. Trump takes office in January. Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg
President-elect Donald J. Trump has vowed to dismantle many of the signature policies put in place by the Obama administration to fight the effects of climate change...Read more
Laguna Glaciar is among 25 potentially dangerous lakes in Bolivia that could threaten downstream areas
The country’s glaciers are leaving behind lakes that could cause catastrophic flooding of vast metropolitan areas. Simon Cook considers the impact on communities living below the waters...Read more
Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in these Red-necked Tanagers in Brazil, is another reason to preserve carbon storing forests. Source mostbeautifullworld.blogspot.com
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
And the chances of Donald Trump’s family and fortune surviving climate change are small, dwindling daily and irreversibly...
From one friend of the Earth to another, Happy Holidays!Read more
Scientists warn increasingly rapid melting could trigger polar ‘tipping points’ with catastrophic consequences felt as far away as the Indian Ocean...Read more
Of President Obama's 263 executive orders, several dozen involved his agenda in dealing with climate change. Credit: Reuters
President Obama relied on executive orders to issue climate rules because of an uncooperative Congress, but now those orders are vulnerable...Read more
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A recent analysis tallied the amount of deforestation caused by illegal gold mining in Peru, finding 62,500 hectares of forest was lost in four years...Read more
Countries have two years of arguing over the fine-print of the Paris climate deal ahead of them: it’s time to focus on what’s happening in the real world...Read more
Nearly 400 companies and nonprofits signed a letter last week urging president-elect Donald Trump to stay in the Paris climate agreement and support policies that combat global warming. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
Nearly 400 companies and nonprofits signed a letter to express support for the Paris climate agreement. We asked a handful to tell us why...Read more
Donald Trump has promised to make quick work of undoing many regulations finalized under President Obama. Credit: Reuters
The president-elect has promised to undo much of President Obama's regulatory agenda. Here are the rules most vulnerable...Read more
CLIMATE SCIENCE DENIERS WITH ORGANIZATION OF DONALD TRUMP’S EPA PICK BOOTED FROM UN MARRAKECH COP22 TALKS...
Marc Morano launches an activist stunt at the COP22 climate talks in Marrakech, moments before being ejected. Credit: DeSmogBlog
Climate science denier Marc Morano just got himself kicked out of the UN climate talks in Marrakech. Of course, that was probably his aim all along...Read more
On the plains of West Texas, new wind farms can be built for just $22 a megawatt-hour. In the Arizona and Nevada deserts, solar projects are less than $40 a megawatt-hour. Compare those figures with the U.S. average lifetime cost of $52 for natural gas plants and about $65 for coal...Read more
Global momentum is swinging away from coal Ian Shaw/Alamy Stock Photo
Finland could become the first country to ditch coal for good. As part of a new energy and climate strategy due to be announced tomorrow, the government is considering banning the burning of coal for energy by 2030...Read more
A Nasa Earth photo shows the Bruckner and Heim glaciers where they flow into the Johan Petersen fjord in southeastern Greenland. Photograph: Jeremy Harbeck/AFP/Getty Images
Nasa’s Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding as the president-elect seeks to shift focus away from home in favor of deep space exploration...Read more
Two-thirds of Americans are very or moderately interested in global warming. Yet two-thirds say they hear or talk about the issue only 'several times a year or less.'Read more
The 2016 presidential race has reopened the debate over how much environmental issues matter to voters. Photo by Fibonacci Blue, courtesy of Flickr.
President-elect Donald Trump's victory has left many wondering whether environmental issues and climate change matter to voters...Read more
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The Arctic Ocean may seem remote and forbidding, but to birds, whales and other animals, it’s a top-notch dining destination...Read more
Wildfires in the southern United States captured by NASA’s Aqua satellite on November 12, 2016. Photo by NASA/Goddard/Jeff Schmaltz/Lynn Jenner/EOSDIS/Inciweb.
The South is burning...Read more
Local leaders learned how to take action when Washington couldn’t. Now they’re betting those efforts can survive an age of science-denying federal overlords...Read more
ExxonMobil Chairman Rex Tillerson leaves after a press conference following an ExxonMobil annual shareholders meeting. Exxon is being sued by investors for improper disclosure of business risks because of climate change. Credit: Brian Harkin/Getty Images
Investors allege Exxon should have adjusted its accounting of oil reserves based on what it knows about climate change and coming climate action...Read more
The cement production process is energy-intensive, but an international team of scientists argues the material works as a carbon sink once poured. File photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI
"Cement has gotten a lot of attention for its sizable contribution to global climate change, but this research reinforces that the leading culprit continues to be fossil fuel burning," researcher Steven Davis said...Read more
Sea ice extent using JAXA satellite measurements.Credit: Zack Labe
The sun set on the North Pole more than a month ago, not to rise again until spring. Usually that serves as a cue for sea ice to spread its frozen tentacles across the Arctic Ocean. But in the depths of the polar night, a strange thing started to happen in mid-October. Sea ice growth slowed to a crawl and even started shrinking for a bit...Read more
Xie Zhenhua, China's special representative for climate change, at COP22 in Marrakech.Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty
With Donald Trump threatening to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, China is ready to assume leadership of the world’s climate efforts. For China, it is a matter of self-interest – reducing the choking pollution in its cities and seizing the economic opportunities of a low-carbon future...Read more
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Introducing the Five Horsemen of the Climate Apocalypse...Read more
An SUV plows through water on a street in Norfolk, Virginia, during a flooding event in November 2015. Photo courtesy of Tal Ezer
'It will be possible for states to choose to become pollution havens...'
(CNN)For what appears to be the first time since scientists began keeping track, sea ice in the Arctic and the Antarctic are at record lows this time of year...Read more
Fragile communities: Ebeye atoll in the Marshall Islands (Photo: NASA)
On the final day of climate talks in Marrakech, next year’s host appealed to the US president-elect for solidarity...Read more
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at Cop22 (State Department)
As world leaders gathered earlier this week in Marrakech to figure out how to avoid the end of the world as we know it, a surprising plot twist upped the suspense. After this election, can we still save the planet? Or more precisely, will the U.S. choose to act in time?Read more
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The high ambition of the Paris Agreement, to limit global warming to “well below 2°C”, was driven by concern over long-term sea level rise. A warmer climate inevitably means melting ice – you don’t need a computer model to predict this, it is simple common sense...Read more
In 2011, Mustafah Abdulaziz heard a sobering statistic published by the United Nations: As of 2025, 3.4 billion people were projected to face a scarcity of water...Read more
A stand of pine-beetle killed lodgepole pines on the White River National Forest. @bberwyn photo.
Latest survey tallies more than 100 million dead trees...Read more
Donald Trump and Mike Pence shake hands at the Republican National Convention in July. Researchers and media organizations are trying to understand the science and climate implications of a Trump administration. Credit: ABC/Ida Mae Astute, CC BY-ND 2.0
Is Donald Trump “the first anti-science president we have ever had”?Read more
As climate talks in Marrakech dragged into the late hours of Friday, leaders finally broke the silence over their fears of Donald Trump...Read more
The recent US election has prompted cries that the decision on Earth’s climate has now been irrevocably made, that the US has unilaterally decided to scrap the peak warming target from the Paris agreement of 1.5 oC. What do the numbers say? Is Earth’s climate now irrevocably fracked?Read more
Climate change could be driving the seabird to starvation, amid reports
of mass puffin die-offs worldwide in recent years...
As Obama, Kerry and Ban Ki-moon head for the exit, it’s unclear if a new world order will place same emphasis on climate action...Read more
The Marrakech proclamation was a repudiation of the threat posed by a new, unfriendly US administration. (Photo: Luc Viatour/www.Lucnix.be)
Nations stand as one in Marrakech to reaffirm their commitment to the fight against climate change in the face of populism and division in America...Read more
Fracking has attracted significant public opposition. Reuters
Scientists record more than 900 tremors over four months in fracking-quake hotspot in Canada – but most were too small to be felt...Read more
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Head of state senate says legal brains are exploring ways in which golden state could be represented if Trump pulls nation from Paris Agreement...Read more
Donald Trump should pursue climate action to achieve his own economic, jobs and competitiveness goals...Read more
Trump's Mysterious Feelings on Global Warming...
China couldn’t have invented global warming as a hoax to harm U.S. competitiveness because it was Donald Trump’s Republican predecessors who started climate negotiations in the 1980s, China’s Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said...Read more
Iconic American brands are urging Donald Trump to maintain climate action (Pic: Wikimedia Commons/M62)
Mars, Kellogg and Levi are among 360 investors and multinationals telling Donald Trump low carbon policies will benefit US growth and jobs...Read more
President Obama is planning in the coming days to release an offshore oil and natural gas plan that blocks new drilling leases in the Arctic Ocean through 2022, people familiar with the plan said...Read more
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Environmental groups, fresh off rejuvenating victories on the climate front, now face a political world aligned against them...Read more
President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.
Faced with the prospect of a Trump administration opposed to combating global warming, Chinese officials continue to challenge the Trump's views in a way not often seen in U.S.-Chinese relations...Read more
THE COST OF CLIMATE CHANGE: WORLD'S ECONOMY WILL LOSE $12 TRILLION UNLESS GREENHOUSE GASES ARE TACKLED...
Five of the Solomon Islands have completely vanished as a result of rising sea levels while six more are experiencing significant shoreline recession Erik Oberg/Island Conservation
Damage caused by rising seas, increased storms and other climate-related problems pose 'a very serious challenge to poverty eradication efforts in the developing world'...Read more
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Business leaders at COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco, explain how investments in clean energy and efficiency make good sense for everyone. L to R: Elliot Diringer, Executive Vice President, C2ES; Cathy Woollums, Senior Vice President, Environmental Services and Chief Environmental Counsel, Berkshire Hathaway Energy; Nanette Lockwood, Global Director, Policy and Advocacy, Ingersoll Rand; Kevin Rabinovitch, Global Sustainability Director, Mars Incorporated; Tamara “TJ” DiCaprio, Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft.
Businesses have invested billions in clean energy and efficiency because it makes business sense...Read more
Talk to your climate change denying uncle now, before we're all under water. (Reuters/ Luke MacGregor)
It has never been more important to figure out how to have constructive conversations with climate change deniers...Read more
DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 21JAN16 - Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations, New York addresses the audience during the session 'The New Climate and Development Imperative' at the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2016. WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM/swiss-image.ch/Photo Valeriano Di Domenico
UN chief pins hopes on market forces to convince president-elect to back down from threat to pull US from deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions...Read more
Delegates from West Virginia hold signs supporting coal on the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo
The president-elect has promised to gut environmental regulations and get rid of the EPA, but the process is not so simple and he would face public pushback...Read more
On Tuesday over 190 governments agreed on what was billed as a strong message of global unity on climate change – here we explain to the president-elect what it means...Read more
CLIMATE CHANGE KILLING REINDEER? OVER 80,000 DEATHS IN RUSSIA LINKED TO RETREATING ARCTIC SEA ICE...
Lightning Strike Kills Over 300 Reindeer In Southern Norway.
Unusual weather linked to climate change was responsible for the death of tens of thousands of reindeer in Arctic Russia...Read more
Rising sea levels are a theat to naval bases such as the Norfolk Naval Station in Virginia. Credit: GETTY
Dozens of military and defense experts advised the president-elect that global warming should transcend politics...Read more
Since the industrial revolution, humans have been adding more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than plants can take up, driving levels higher, as well as global temperatures. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
We are now living in a 400ppm world with levels unlikely to drop below the symbolic milestone in our lifetimes, say scientists. Climate Central reports...Read more
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Of all the climate policies the Trump administration has promised to undo, auto emissions standards could be the most consequential...Read more
European Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete and US secretary of state John Kerry (Pic: State Department/Flickr)
EU, Saudi chiefs dismiss the prospect of trade penalties to deter a US exit from the UN climate pact, focusing on the benefits of participation...Read more
A heatwave in India where temperatures were recorded at 51.0C. Climate change means the occurrence and impact of extreme weather events has risen. Photograph: NurPhoto/Getty Images
World Meteorological Organization figures show global temperature is 1.2C above pre-industrial levels and will set a new high for the third year running...Read more
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Global temperature goes from heat record to heat record, yet the sun is at its dimmest for half a century...Read more
Donald Trump could reverse big progress on clean energy in the US, experts fear. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images
With solar capacity up 577% since 2011 and wind energy surging, Trump’s pledges to abolish clean energy measures could have ‘major consequences’...Read more
Negotiations to implement the landmark Paris climate pact opened in Marrakech, Morocco, on Nov. 7. (Photo: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images)
Negotiators at the Marrakech summit plot ways to implement the Paris Agreement without the United States...Read more
Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe (katharinehayhoe.com)
Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University, where she is director of the Climate Science Center. Here is her letter to president-elect Donald Trump, commissioned by The Sunday Edition...Read more
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Here are two facts about the man who will soon be President of the United States, only one of which can be true...Read more
As Lake Cachuma in California dwindles, the municipalities nearby likely won’t have enough water next spring even with restrictions on water use. (Darryl Fears/The Washington Post)
Ancient climate records show how the Earth has responded to changing greenhouse gas levels. Photo: Jens Meyer
Climate models may be underestimating how sensitive the planet is to rising greenhouse gas levels, with new research suggesting the pace of global warming is about to quicken...Read more
A power plant smokestack puffs at sunset near Toronto, Canada, Jan. 16, 2015. Image: APFrank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP
The planet is now more than halfway to the line scientists say we can't cross if we're going to avoid catastrophic climate change...Read more
As the eyes of the world look to Marrakech for a signal of the Trump effect, can diplomats show that the climate is bigger than one man?Read more
Richard Dawkins, founder of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. Credit: Don Arnold, Getty Images
What the election results mean for science, in gut responses from Scientific American’s Board of Advisers...Read more
Trump has called global warming a ‘bullshit’ Chinese-invented hoax and wants the US to exit the Paris climate deal. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Leading scientists say the climate denier’s victory could mean ‘game over for the climate’ and any hope of warding off dangerous global warming...Read more
The climate event brings warm, drier weather to the southern U.S., but thankfully its effects will likely be short-lived this year...Read more
Anne Gorsuch Burford was Ronald Reagan’s first EPA administrator. She was eager to dismantle the agency.
In Trump’s potential cabinet picks, echoes of a Reagan-era wave of environmental deregulation...Read more
A tug pulls a coal barge past the Islamic center in Samarinda, on the Indonesian island of Borneo. (Photo: Ed Wray/Getty Images)
The world's fourth-largest country could lock potentially disastrous emissions for decades...Read more
Delegates at the international climate conference in Marrakesh © AFP
Beijing pushes for progress to prevent global warming, saying world wants to co-operate...Read more