Lots of popular climate change articles aren’t totally credible, scientists say.

Dept of the Interior Tweets...Some of these articles are sensationalized very nearly to the point of inaccuracy. Others are cases of “elaborate misinformation.”

A review from Climate Feedback, a group of scientists who survey climate change news to determine whether it’s scientifically sound, looked at the 25 most-shared stories last year that focused on the science of climate change or global warming.

Of those, only 11 were rated as credible, meaning they contained no major inaccuracies. Five were considered borderline inaccurate.

Read more Lots of popular climate change articles aren’t totally credible, scientists say.

Ice Apocalypse

In a remote region of Antarctica known as Pine Island Bay, 2,500 miles from the tip of South America, two glaciers hold human civilization hostage.

Stretching across a frozen plain more than 150 miles long, these glaciers, named Pine Island and Thwaites, have marched steadily for millennia toward the Amundsen Sea, part of the vast Southern Ocean.


Jeremy Harbeck Photography (c)

Further inland, the glaciers widen into a two-mile-thick reserve of ice covering an area the size of Texas.

There’s no doubt this ice will melt as the world warms. The vital question is when. Read more Ice Apocalypse

Despite Trump, states keep getting more energy-efficient.

Most-improved states Idaho, Florida, and Virginia

grist-logo-headerOnline  —  An annual assessment of energy-efficiency standards shows that states around the country are pushing forward programs to reduce pollution and save people money, even as the Trump administration works to roll back these sorts of programs at the federal level.

The report, from the nonprofit American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, shows progress in both blue and red states.

While liberal-minded states tend to invest more in energy efficiency — Massachusetts, California, and Rhode Island got top marks — the efforts underway defy the normal partisan spectrum. Read more Despite Trump, states keep getting more energy-efficient.

Good news! Global carbon emissions stayed flat in 2016.

Methane Emissions spoil the trend!

grist-logo-headerOnline  —  This marks the third year in a row with no increase in CO2 emissions, according to a new report published from the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.

That’s largely due to a shift away from coal to natural gas, which tends to produce more electricity more efficiently, and renewable energy.

Enough good news.

Here’s the bad: When you add the potent greenhouse gas methane to the mix, global emissions were up 0.5%. Read more Good news! Global carbon emissions stayed flat in 2016.

Scott Pruitt took a $14,000 flight to Oklahoma

To talk about closing EPA offices(???)

This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned on Friday, following revelations that he had taken at least two dozen private and military flights at taxpayer expense since May. But who hasn’t been taking private flights among the members of President Trump’s Cabinet? Read more Scott Pruitt took a $14,000 flight to Oklahoma