Monthly Archives: March 2009

National Call to Action on Global Warming reflects rising expectations under President Obama

On March 5 a coalition of 53 environmental and other groups issued a “National Call to Action on Global Warming” that calls on President Obama and Congress to enact strong climate change legislation to meet “science-based pollution reduction targets” with … Continue reading

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National Whistleblower Assembly kicks off this weekend

This year’s annual Washington, D.C. whistleblower gathering and conference, the National Whistleblower Assembly (NWA), begins this Sunday, March 8, with events running through Wednesday, March 11. These events are open to the public, free of charge.  See Details for schedule.

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Plans are underway to create a National Climate Service – But what does that mean, exactly?

Federal officials are formulating a plan to create a National Climate Service, a concept that the National Research Council defines as “the timely production and delivery of useful climate data, information and knowledge to decision makers.”  With more than 1/3 … Continue reading

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Clinton-Gore tech advisers Kalil and Kohlenberger to join White House science and technology office

The Wonk Room blog at the Center for American Progress Action Fund reports that Thomas Kalil and Jim Kohlenberger will join the Office of Science and Technology Policy as associate director for policy and chief of staff, respectively.  Both provided … Continue reading

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Update on the Senate hold on confirming Holdren and Lubchenco

Today we learned from CQ Politics and E&E News (subsc.) that there are other (anonymous) Senators in addition to Robert Menendez of New Jersey who have placed a “hold” on the Senate confirmation of Drs. Holdren to head OSTP and … Continue reading

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Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) delays confirmation of John Holdren and Jane Lubchenco

The Washington Post reports this morning that the long-awaited Senate confirmation of Presidential Science Adviser John Holdren and NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco has been put “on hold” by Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) over an unrelated matter.  We wrote a letter … Continue reading

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