Category Archives: News Notes

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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Doppelt in Monitor Column Points to ‘Systems Blindness’

University of Oregon Climate Leadership Director Bob Doppelt is expanding his media outreach, with an August 27 climate change piece, “The Greatest Failure of Thought in Human History,” in the Christian Science Monitor.

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Cracking glaciers

A chunk of ice covering 11 square miles is poised to break away from the Petermann glacier in Northern Greenland and melt into the ocean, scientists reported on August 21.

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Ball State Researcher Finds Improved – But Still Lagging – Coverage

Media in the U.S. appear to be expressing more certainty about the principal causes and effects of climate change since the United Nations’ December 2007 climate change conference, but U.S. newspapers “still lag behind” those in the United Kingdom “in [...]

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Brookings Researchers Point to Factors Shaping American Views on Climate Change

Survey results published by the Brookings Institution, a prominent Washington think tank, offer insights on factors most likely to influence public attitudes on climate change.

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U.K. Watch Dog Office Gives Slap of Wrist To 2007 ‘Swindle’ Global Warming Program

Great Britain’s official broadcasting watchdog agency administered a sanction, what amounts to a slap on the wrist, for a controversial March 2007 “Great Global Warming Swindle” TV program for which critics wanted a much grander pound of flesh.

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Climate Change Reporting Workshop In October at Ohio State for 20 Journalists

Some 20 “top journalists” have a shot at a three-day immersion into climate change, sea level rise, and related agricultural and forestry issues through an October 12-14 program at Ohio State University underwritten by the McCormick Foundation.

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