Monthly Archives: March 2011

U.S. National Research Council: Climate Change Impacts “Call for Action by U.S. Naval Leadership”

The U.S. National Research Council warned in a new report released March 10, National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces, that “even the most moderate predicted trends in climate change will present new national security challenges for … Continue reading

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Blow the Whistle – Identifying the U.S. Senator who singlehandedly killed whistleblower protection with a secret “hold”

Was the culprit Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama)? Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Arizona)? Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho)? Which U.S. Senator surreptitiously used a secret “hold” to kill a major whistleblower protection bill in the final hours of the last Congress? The offices … Continue reading

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House subcommittee plans March 10 vote to block EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions

The Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy and Power Subcommittee has scheduled a mark-up session on H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011. The bill would legislate out of existence the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s scientifically based determination that … Continue reading

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Upcoming March 8 Congressional hearing on “Climate Science and EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Regulations”

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Power has scheduled a hearing featuring testimony from several prominent climate scientists, including IPCC Working Group II co-chair Christopher Field, Richard Somerville, John Christy, Roger Pielke Sr., Francis Zwiers, and others. The collision … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton: Al Jazeera offers “real news” – U.S. media not keeping up

U.S. Secretary of State Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before the U.S. Senate on March 2 that Al Jazeera is gaining more prominence in the U.S. because it offers “real news” – something she said American media are falling … Continue reading

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A federal “shutdown” isn’t really a shutdown – but it does harm science and society

If there is a federal “shutdown” after March 18 due to an impasse over continuing 2011 government funding, science and society will be harmed – but federal workers will continue to provide so many broadly-defined “emergency” services that voters and … Continue reading

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