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Harvard: Global Warming May Spur Public Health Risks

12/2/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

Harvard researchers say increased global warming may bring a spate of public health risks.   Paul Epstein, associate director of Harvard's Center for Health and the Global Environment, and leaders of other groups presented findings at a recent briefing, calling for action […] Read more >

"Generation E": Reporting Campus Sustainability Leadership For The Next Generation

12/2/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

National Wildlife Federation has released its new study, Generation E: Students Leading for a Sustainable, Clean Energy Future, which highlights the unique and critical role college students play in reforming sustainability programs that lower their campus' carbon footprint.   Published just […] Read more >

Highlight of the Week: Arctic Sea Ice Slow to Recover, Near Record November Low

11/19/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

Seasonal Arctic sea-ice recovery has been slower than many hoped this fall, erasing modest gains achieved during the relatively cool summer.  Daily observations of sea-ice extent this November are currently below the levels for corresponding dates from November 2007, when record lows were observed. […] Read more >

Economic Message of the Week: Study: Billions for Farmers in Energy Bill

11/19/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

Climate and energy legislation, passed recently by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and now up for broader deliberation, could benefit most major American crops and generate up to $13 billion in profits for the agriculture industry, according to a new report.  "Agriculture […] Read more >

Global Warming Skews Record Temperature Distribution

11/19/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

According to a new study to be published in Geophysical Research Letters, global warming is distorting the ratio of record high temperatures to record low temperatures in the continental United States.  Record high days have outpaced record lows by about 2-to-1 this decade, […] Read more >

Generation E Report: Students Striving For A Clean Energy Future

11/19/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

National Wildlife Federation released its new report, Generation E: Students Leading for a Sustainable, Clean Energy Future, today.     The report highlights 165 campus examples in 45 states, covering 35 categories of creative student effort. The time for climate […] Read more >

Former Virginia Sen. John Warner Honored For Conservation Leadership

11/19/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

The National Wildlife Federation has honored former Sen. John Warner of Virginia with the National Conservation Achievement Award for his extraordinary environmental leadership in the political and nonprofit sectors, naming him "Conservationist of the Year" at its annual awards banquet.   A […] Read more >

Report: Greenland Ice Loss Hastens Sea Rise

11/19/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

A new study shows that ice loss in Greenland is speeding up global sea level rise, a phenomenon that weather conditions have masked in recent years.   The report finds that Greenland's ice sheet lost enough ice between 2006 and 2008 to […] Read more >

Highlight of the Week: Public Behind Them, Lawmakers Continue Legislative Momentum

11/5/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

Members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee began marking up their version of comprehensive climate and energy legislation, buoyed by a CNN poll showing that 60 percent of Americans support efforts to limit carbon pollution.   "The committee is laying the tracks […] Read more >

Economic Message of the Week: Obama Announces Billions in Smart Grid Investments

11/5/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

President Obama announced the largest energy grid update investment in history, establishing funding for technologies that will drive the American clean energy economy. The grant awards, part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, total some $3.4 billion, and will be "matched by […] Read more >