Global Warming Staff’s Archive

FWS Shifts Focus to Climate Change for FY 2011

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 …

Climate Change May Push Redwood Decline

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

Reid Says Senate Will Act on Climate in 2010

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 …

Energy Dept to Grant $187M for Fuel Efficiency Projects

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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