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Key EPA Climate Finding Under Attack

2/23/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

Big business groups and others have filed 16 lawsuits challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's authority to reduce carbon pollution that contributes to global warming. "[The lawsuits are a] continuation of the big polluters essentially trying to attack the science on climate […] Read more >

China Confirms Emissions Reduction Commitment

2/23/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

Months after the Copenhagen Accord laid the groundwork for a comprehensive international climate plan, one of the world's most carbon-polluting nations re-affirmed that it is working to reduce emissions and fight global warming. "It provides a lot of comfort that China will […] Read more >

Study: More Severe Hurricanes as Global Warming Ramps Up

2/23/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

Scientists now say increased global warming in the years to come is likely to result in fewer hurricanes. The kicker? The storms we do get may be more severe than ever. According to a panel of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) experts, […] Read more >

Proposed Rule Would Spur Feds to Consider Climate Impacts

2/23/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

The Obama administration has released a draft proposal directing federal agencies to consider global warming implications before they take major action as part of a new order that would expand the 40-year-old National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  First discussed by the White […] Read more >

EPA: $17 Million in Grants for Projects on Climate and Air/Water Quality

2/23/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it is awarding nearly $17 million in grants to universities nationwide to study the effects of global warming on air and water quality. "EPA is engaging the academic research community, through these grants, to enable solutions […] Read more >

Highlight of the Week: NASA: New Panel to Further Copenhagen Work, Help Poor Nations Fight Global Warming

2/16/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

The United Nations has announced the creation of a new financing panel to jump-start developing countries' ability to fight global warming as part of December's Copenhagen Accord. The Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing will feature "an even balance between developing and developed countries," […] Read more >

Economic Message of the Week: Building Energy Efficiency Projects Net Millions in Funding

2/16/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

The White House has announced a plan to make buildings more energy efficient while driving regional economic growth, according to the Department of Energy "This unique partnership will not only advance the development of new, energy efficient technologies, it will […] Read more >

Editorial of the Week: Emissions Backtrack (Bangor Daily News)

2/16/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

Last year – finally – the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decided that greenhouse gas emissions are harmful to public health, and, therefore, should be regulated. The overdue decision came with a strong push from the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, a […] Read more >

Rapid Climate Shifts Make Identification Difficult

2/16/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

According to a new study, shifts in climate can happen rapidly and unexpectedly, making it hard to identify so-called "tipping points." "Our new study found, unfortunately, that regime shifts with potentially large consequences can happen without warning – systems can 'tip' […] Read more >

Global Warming May Drive Coral Species to ESA Protection

2/16/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

The White House is considering Endangered Species Act protection for 82 coral species threatened by water conditions linked to global warming. Announced in the Federal Register, a formal status review will be launched by government scientists to determine the threat posed to coral […] Read more >