Monthly Archives: March 2008

EPA unions charge Administrator Johnson violates agency’s Principles of Scientific Integrity

Four unions representing most of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s scientists, attorneys, and other specialists, citing what they consider to be repeated instances of broken pledges or bad faith on multiple issues by Administrator Stephen Johnson—including refusal to enforce the … Continue reading

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Former IPCC chairman Robert Watson says world leaders “squandered” last 10 years on climate change

World leaders wasted a decade debating whether global warming is happening, and now need to act quickly to limit its effects, former Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chairman Robert Watson said at the Oceanology International conference in London March 11. … Continue reading

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Climate change, disinformation, and the failure of preparedness

“The aftermath in Iraq, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina—failure of preparedness—and we’re doing the same thing on climate change, it’s just a more slow-rolling disaster.” CSW director Rick Piltz talks with the North Adams (MA) Transcript.

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Sen. McCain’s mockery of a significant federal scientific grizzly bear study

The Washington Post’s March 10 front page story, “McCain Sees Pork Where Scientists See Success—Candidate Criticizes Ambitious Bear Study,” illustrates two things to us once more: (1) the Senator is not always careful about how he uses, or misuses, scientific … Continue reading

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Environmental groups sue Bush administration to force polar bear protection

Today the Center for Biological Diversity, Greenpeace, and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) sued the Bush administration for missing its legal deadline for issuing a final decision on whether to list the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act … Continue reading

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