March 1, 2016

February 29, 2016

China Coal Consumption Drops Again

China's coal consumption fell 3.7 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year, according to new government data. This is the second year in a row that China has experienced a drop in coal consumption.

Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar Speech Was About Climate Change, Which Could Be Worse Than We Thought

Leonardo DiCaprio, who won best actor for his part in "The Revnant," used his Oscar acceptance speech on Sunday night to talk about climate change.

"Making 'The Revenant' was about man's relationship to the natural world," DiCaprio said. "A world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history ... Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating."

February 26, 2016

Who Could Be the Next UN Climate Chief?

Now that Christiana Figueres has announced she will step down from the position of executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change this year, the search is on for a replacement. Here's a run-down of the leading candidates.

Inside Ontario's Cap-and-Trade Program

Ontario will be joining a regional cap-and-trade program with Quebec and California starting in 2017. The Canadian region plans to raise $1.4 billion a year from the carbon-pricing program, Bloomberg News reports.

February 25, 2016

February 24, 2016

Exxon Faces New Shareholder Pressure Over Climate Resolution

New York state's comptroller, along with four other Exxon Mobil shareholders, recently asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to require the energy company to include a climate change resolution in the proxy materials it will send to shareholders, according to Reuters.

February 23, 2016

Climate Change Contributing to Fast Rise in Sea Levels, Study Says

Oceans are rising at the fastest rate since at least the founding of ancient Rome, and man-made climate change is a major contributor, concludes a new study.

"I think we can definitely be confident that sea-level rise is going to continue to accelerate if there's further warming, which inevitably there will be," said Stefan Rahmstorf, a co-author on the study published Monday on the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

GOP Presidential Hopeful Talks Climate Change, Growth in Renewables

Republican presidential John Kasich said last week he believes humans are affecting the climate and that he supports ramping up renewable energy development.

"We need to be promoting the renewable energies, we need to have more efficiency, and we need to live respecting the resources in our environment," Kasich said at a Vermont town hall event on Saturday.

February 22, 2016

February 19, 2016

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