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U.S. Power Plant 2008 CO2 Emissions Fall; But NOAA Shows Increasing CO2, Methane Concentrations

The recession and a mild winter resulted in a 3.1 percent drop in carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants in 2008, according to EPA data analyzed by the Environmental Integrity Project, a nonprofit interest group. The one-year dip is [...]


New Study Shows Major Geographic Shifts in Wildfires Coming in Western U.S., Elsewhere

Rising temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns associated with climate change will cause major shifts in global wildfire patterns, according to a new analysis by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and Texas Tech University.


On Spending Time Writing About Those Writing About George Will’s Writing About Climate

How many times did you have to read that headline to make sense of it? Yet? That’s the point. Comes a time, better said came a time, when it’s increasingly unproductive taking time to write about editorial columnist George Will’s [...]


‘Historic’ And with that Adjective, EPA Renders CO2 ‘Endangerment’ Finding

It came as no surprise to close observers when Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson in mid-April issued the agency’s “historic” determination that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases pose significant public health and ecological risks.


New Report on Fortifying Gulf Coast, East Coast Regions from Rising Seas

A new report defines policy changes and other actions needed to help reduce losses from rising sea levels resulting from climate change.


Growing Role for New Media Foreseen As Climate Science/Public Opinion Diverge

Several public opinion polls of Americans’ attitudes suggest that much of the science of climate change is getting lost in the fury surrounding its politics. A recent Pew survey, for instance, reports that the percentage of Americans who believe “solid [...]


Needed: 'Common Climate Language'

Authors of Science Article Support Ways To Even Out Science/Public Understanding

Some influential backers of actions to control climate change say a “common climate language” is needed to improve public understanding of what they see as convincing evidence of the seriousness of the climate challenge.


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