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Climate Change Activist’s Voice Stilled:
Phil Clapp Dead Suddenly at Age 54

The sudden death of environmentalist Philip E. Clapp at age 54 deprives the climate change activist community one of its most influential and most quotable leaders just at a time when federal legislative efforts could get under way in Washington [...]

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700,000-Year Old Volcanic Ash
Suggests Some Permafrost Permanent

A lot of permafrost may actually be permanent. So suggests a new study in the journal, Science.

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‘Frontline’ to take on Climate Change
In Two-Hour ‘Heat’ Campaign Coverage

A two-hour “Frontline” climate change special called “Heat,” part of public broadcasting’s “PBS Vote 2008″ election coverage, is set to air two weeks before Americans go to the polls.

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Updates on Municipal Efforts To Reduce CO2 Emissions

Journalists looking for compelling examples of how cities are acting to reduce CO2 emissions have some new resources available to them. The New York Times and other media outlets in late September reported on initiatives in Chicago, Portland, and Berkeley.

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Braasch’s Earth Under Fire Photos Focus of Upcoming U.N. Postage Stamps

Photojournalist Gary Braasch’s images from his 2007 book Earth Under Fire (see Forum article) is being featured in six postage stamps as part of the United Nations’ “Year of Planet Earth.”

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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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