Kristin Johnson’s Archive

Congress to the RES-cue!

The House Energy Bill will begin floor debate this morning, with amendments–including a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES)–voted on this afternoon. But if they like to talk as much as the …

House Energy Vote Approaches

A few weeks ago, the U.S. Senate passed their version of an Energy Bill, drawing up a blueprint for America’s energy use in the coming year. Now the House of …

Time to Start Building an Ark, Seattle?

NWF’s latest and greatest report, Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Habitats in the Pacific Northwest, is getting news hits all over the place, including the Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Tacoma News …

Black v. White? Supreme Court on Endangered Species and Clean Water

When I went in search of a news article about Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on National Association of Home Builders v. Defenders of Wildlife, I was dismayed to find the …

Endangered Species Act Rewrite Could Change Wildlife Protections

News broke recently that the federal government is considering a major rewrite of one of America’s most important conservation laws, the Endangered Species Act, with all indications pointing to a …

Rush Limbaugh Clings to His Iceberg

Courtesy of Kerry Boland

“Well According to Phil…oh and the IPCC”

Yesterday was a big day in the global warming news cycle. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report saying it is “very likely” (at least a 90 percent …

SOTU ’07–A “Global Climate Change” Nod

Exerpt from the energy portion of President George Bush’s State of the Union address tonight: Extending hope and opportunity depends on a stable supply of energy that keeps America’s economy …

Polar Bears Threatened by Global Warming?

The Bush administration is continuing to “look into” the potential problem of global warming, announcing today that polar bears might need to be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species …

Global Warming Cutting Into Bear Naptime

Apparently global warming hasn’t heard the phrase “let sleeping bears lie.” Spain’s balmy winter is affecting the animals’ hibernation cycles: Climate Change vs Mother Nature Scientists reveal that bears have …

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