May 10, 2016
Royal Dutch Shell and ConocoPhillips are among a group of energy companies that are walking away from more than $2.5 billion in drilling rights in the Arctic, Bloomberg reports.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced last week that the Lower 48 is experiencing its second hottest year to date, Climate Central reports.
A new study reveals that rising seas and erosion have already claimed five small islands in the Pacific Ocean, Reuters reports.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rejected on Monday a proposed coal export facility slated for Cherry Point, Wash., citing the terminal's impacts on the fishing rights of the nearby Lummi Nation in the decision, the Los Angeles Times reports.
In a new executive order, California Gov. Jerry Brown has made some of the state's temporary water restrictions permanent, according to NPR.
May 9, 2016
Government investigations into whether ExxonMobil spent decades deceiving the general public about the threat of climate change has the oil giant nervous, POLITICO reports.
More than 170 businesses and individuals from the tourism industry are calling on the Australian government to take urgent action against climate change and better protect the Great Barrier Reef, the Guardian reports.
Energy analysts predict oil sands companies that slashed their production in response to the Fort McMurray wildfires could return to full operations within a week of the fires subsiding, Bloomberg reports.
Outgoing Ban Ki-moon explains why he made climate change a major focus of his work as the United Nations secretary-general in an interview with the Washington Post.
"From day one, I made climate change the top priority," Ki-moon said.
Saudi Arabia selected a new oil minister over the weekend, replacing Ali al-Naimi with Khalid al-Falih as the country seeks to curb its dependence on oil, according to the New York Times.
May 6, 2016
The massive wildfire in Alberta is taking a toll of the region's oil sands sector, prompting the closures of multiple projects and pipelines, The Globe and Mail reports.
Calls for the global shipping industry to set carbon emissions targets are increasingly coming from inside the industry, Reuters reports.
Major oil companies must change their business model within the next decade or they'll go out of business, warns a new paper by energy experts.
The heavy rainfall associated with hurricanes can boost how much carbon trees absorb in impacted forests, concludes a new study in the journal Biogeosciences.
Members of the West Virginia Coal Association voted on Thursday to endorse the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump for president, The Hill reports.
May 5, 2016
The devastating wildfire that is raging through Canada's Fort McMurray this week is a sign that the planet's climate is changing, Mashable reports.
A coalition of green groups on Wednesday sued the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to sufficiently regulate oil-and-gas waste disposal, the Washington Post reports.
Oil giant Exxon Mobil announced Thursday that it is now working more closely with FuelCell Energy, a company researching carbon capture technology, according to the New York Times.
New research by the Center for American Progress shows that 24 governors and attorney generals have publicly denied that climate change is real, Think Progress reports.
A new study concludes that increasingly acidic seawater, a side effect of global warming, is damaging the coral reef of the upper Florida Keys, the Associated Press reports.
May 4, 2016
A new World Bank report suggests the most severe impact of climate change could be its effect on global water supplies.
"When we look at any of the major impacts of climate change, they one way or another come through water," study author Richard Damania said to the Washington Post.
More than 150 people have already died from a record-breaking heat wave that is scorching Southeast Asia and India, Mashable reports.
Facing fast-growing wild fires, officials on Tuesday ordered the evacuation of Fort McMurray, a town in the middle of Canada's oil patch.
BP Plc announced on Tuesday that the oil company would pay nearly $1 billion in oil spill damages to the seafood industry, Bloomberg reports.
May 3, 2016
Patricia Espinosa, Mexico's ambassador to Germany, will be the new head of the United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Hundreds of activists blocked the entrance of the United Kingdom's largest opencast coal mine on Tuesday, the Guardian reports.
Facing the threat of climate-related flooding, residents of Louisiana's Isle de Jean Charles received this year a first-of-its-kind $48 million grant from the federal government to resettle.
A new film called "Climate Hustle," shown in 400 theaters across the United States on Monday, questions whether man-made global warming is real.
May 2, 2016
A new report shows nearly half of the world's top 500 investors are failing to act on climate change, Bloomberg reports.
America Rising Squared, an arm of the Republican opposition research group America Rising, launched a six-figure digital ad campaign last Friday that will target big Democratic donors and well-known environmentalists, including green billionaire Tom Steyer and activist Bill McKibben, Politico reports.