Monthly Archives: December 2007

States and enviro groups petition EPA to regulate aviation greenhouse emissions

A coalition of California and other states, along with Earthjustice and other environmental groups, is filing formal petitions calling on the the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to exercise its authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from domestic and foreign aircraft … Continue reading

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Presidential Climate Action Project proposes 300-point climate action agenda for the next President

The Presidential Climate Action Project has issued a Presidential Climate Action Plan, proposing an action agenda for the next President with 300 specific changes in federal policies, programs, and statutes. Among the key proposals: Modifications in the federal Climate Change … Continue reading

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Climate Change Science Program assessment failures aired at Senate Commerce oversight hearing

We examine key issues raised in the November 14 Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on federal climate change science research, set the record straight on a few matters—in particular, on some of White House science advisor John Marburger’s … Continue reading

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Marburger vs. Connaughton rhetoric on need for “urgent” action on climate change

In his exchange with Sen. John Kerry at a recent hearing on climate change research, White House science advisor John Marburger resisted acknowledging the need for “urgent” action on climate change. Kerry said, “I think you need to resign.” Two … Continue reading

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Non-native jellyfish wipe out salmon fishery in Northern Ireland – another warning sign?

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, a massive bloom of “mauve stinger” jellyfish, in a dense pack covering 10 square miles 35 feet deep, thousands of miles north of their preferred ocean habitat, feasted on about a half a million pounds of … Continue reading

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