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FWS Shifts Focus to Climate Change for FY 2011

2/16/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is gearing up for fiscal 2011 with a priority shift: namely, more attention and funds dedicated to climate change research and management. "The budget does reflect a switch in our priorities," said Chris Nolin, head of the […] Read more >

Climate Change May Push Redwood Decline

2/16/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

According to a new report, climate change may be thinning San Francisco's coastal fog and threatening giant redwoods. "Fog prevents water loss from redwoods in summer, and is really important for both the tree and the forest," said biologist Todd Dawson […] Read more >

Highlight of the Week: Lobbyist Scrutiny Casts Doubt on Murkowski Amendment

1/21/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) may delay an amendment that would strip the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate carbon pollution after it was reported that lobbyists had helped craft it. The Washington Post confirmed last week that lobbyists and former Bush-era EPA members […] Read more >

Economic Message of the Week: Report: Stimulus Has Boosted Clean Energy Economy and Jobs

1/21/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

According to the White House, President Obama's stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), created tens of thousands of clean energy jobs through 2009 amid as many as 2 million total, and raised the gross domestic product by 2 […] Read more >

Editorial of the Week: Ms. Murkowski's Mischief (New York Times)

1/21/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

Senator Lisa Murkowski's home state of Alaska is ever so slowly melting away, courtesy of a warming planet. Yet few elected officials seem more determined than she to throw sand in the Obama administration's efforts to do something about climate […] Read more >

Reid Says Senate Will Act on Climate in 2010

1/21/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

According to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), a busy 2010 slate won't prevent passage of a comprehensive climate and energy bill. "We have a lot on our plate," Sen. Reid said during a Geothermal Energy Association-sponsored conference in New York City. "We […] Read more >

Energy Dept to Grant $187M for Fuel Efficiency Projects

1/21/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced more than $187 million in grants for nine projects selected to improve motor vehicle fuel efficiency. "Improving the efficiency of our vehicles is critical to reducing America's dependence on foreign oil and addressing climate […] Read more >

Highlight of the Week: Scientists Say Cold Weather Doesn't Refute Global Warming

1/14/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

Though cold weather systems are out in full force in parts of the U.S. and other countries, scientists caution against equating single atmospheric events with long-term climate trends like global warming. "It's part of natural variability," said Gerald Meehl, a senior scientist […] Read more >

Economic Message of the Week: Obama Announces $2.3B in Clean Energy Tax Credits

1/14/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

President Obama has announced the award of $2.3 billion in Recovery Act Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits for clean energy manufacturing projects across the U.S. "Building a robust clean energy sector is how we will create the jobs of the future," said […] Read more >

Editorial of the Week: Don't freeze out warm reality in the Charleston Post and Courier

1/14/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

Don't take our word for it. Look at how much Arctic ice has been lost in recent decades. Listen to the experts, including National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate monitoring chief Deke Arndt, who point out that the long-term warming […] Read more >