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Energy Department Pools Labs To Study Abrupt Climate Change

Rapid shifts in temperatures have altered the global climate repeatedly in Earth history, and some scientists worry that the rapid warming seen in recent decades could trigger such a change now. Still, little is known about what drives these global [...]

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Science Debate 2008 Group Quizzes Candidates Obama and McCain on Science Issues

Presidential candidates Barack Obama’s and John McCain’s responses to 14 questions about science policy provide insights into similarities and differences they might take in office.

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No Bombshell in Academics’ Analysis: Skeptics/Conservative Think Tanks Linked

There’s a really strong connection between conservative think tanks and books taking a “skeptics” approach to environmental issues.

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Shifting storm tracks

A shifting storm track to the northern latitudes of the U.S. is expected to leave the Southwest increasingly parched during the spring season, according to a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters and covered by Scientific American August 20.

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Full-Day Focus Opening SEJ Meeting: ‘America’s Emerging Energy Future’

An all-day October 15 workshop kicking-off the Society of Environmental Journalists’ (SEJ) 18th annual conference, in Roanoke, Va., will explore coverage of America’s energy future in the context of climate change concerns and potential impacts on local “coal country” jobs [...]

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Plug-In Hybrid Advances Focus Of Utilities/G.M. Collaboration

The electric utility’s Palo Alto-based research and development arm, the Electric Power Research Institute, EPRI, in July announced that 34 major utilities will work with it and with General Motors “to facilitate integration of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles into the [...]

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Offshore drilling gears up

As lawmakers and presidential candidates debate whether to open new areas to offshore oil drilling, energy companies in late August bid $487.3 million to win rights to drill 319 tracts covering 1.8 million acres below the Gulf of Mexico.

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