Monthly Archives: May 2011

Environmental Information Initiative: “An Agenda to Strengthen Our Right to Know”

A broad coalition of groups and individuals active in protecting human and environmental health has produced a comprehensive list of policy recommendations to greatly strengthen government transparency and community engagement in decisions that affect public health and the environment. Climate … Continue reading

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The 2011 Ridenhour Prizes

Thomas Drake, 2011 recipient of The Ridenhour Truth-Telling Prize, was a senior official at the National Security Agency (NSA) who blew the whistle through the proper channels and exposed massive waste, fraud and abuse as well as illegal and unconstitutional … Continue reading

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Good luck to 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley, named as the new anchor and managing editor of CBS Evening News

Sitting face-to-face with Scott Pelley for two hours during an on-camera interview for CBS 60 Minutes was an intensely focused experience in bringing out the essential elements of the story, “Rewriting the Science,” on Bush administration political interference with climate … Continue reading

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On defending the National Climate Assessment

Opponents of climate change action are already telegraphing how they’re going to attack the next National Climate Assessment report, writes Chris Mooney at DeSmogBlog. So what is to be done? “You start now working on a counter-narrative to defend the … Continue reading

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Climate scientist Ben Santer elected to U.S. National Academy of Sciences membership

The National Academy of Sciences announced on May 3 the election of 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 15 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Among the newly-elected members is Dr. Benjamin … Continue reading

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University of Virginia will seek to protect academic freedom in dealing with denialist FOIA inquisition

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan says the school plans to use “all available exemptions” under the state’s freedom of information act as it responds to a formal legal request from the American Tradition Institute seeking former university climate scientist … Continue reading

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