Thursday April 19th 2012, 11:47 PMMembers of the European Parliament will vote today on a report by French Green party MEP Nicole Kiil-Nielsen (pictured) who claims global warming ‘is not gender neutral’. [News Source]
Global warming: 'Women at greater risk'
More on Global Warming from a Republican Meteorologist
Thursday April 19th 2012, 4:50 PMA conservative weather forecaster tries to nudge Republicans to embrace the science on global warming. [News Source]
Poll: Most Americans Now Link Extreme Weather To Climate Change
Thursday April 19th 2012, 3:09 PMNew poll reveals the majority believes global warming is causing higher temperatures, floods and other extreme events. [News Source]
EU climate change 'worse for women' row
Thursday April 19th 2012, 1:22 PMClaim it is worse for women branded 'bonkers' by Tory MEP [News Source]
Dot Earth Blog: More on Global Warming from a Republican Meteorologist
Thursday April 19th 2012, 12:18 PMA conservative weather forecaster tries to nudge Republicans to embrace the science on global warming. [News Source]
Getting the Economics of Climate Change Entirely Wrong: Clean Coal Might Be Too Expensive To Use
Thursday April 19th 2012, 10:09 AMThis is an interesting example of how people, governments even, are getting the economics of climate change entirely wrong. They're committing to stopping global warming at any price: the correct calculation is what is the price of stopping it and then deciding whether to do so: The question of the future of CCS is a crucial one because all of the government's assumptions about how the UK can ... [News Source]
EPA issues rules limiting air pollution from fracking.
Thursday April 19th 2012, 10:00 AMThe Obama administration on Wednesday set the first-ever national standards to control air pollution and climate-altering gases from gas wells that are drilled using a method called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking – but not without making concessions to the oil and gas industry. [News Source]
Oregon town weighs a future with an old energy source: Coal.
Thursday April 19th 2012, 10:00 AMCoal companies have been seeking port access in the Northwest for well over a year, and they have had many setbacks. They were rejected outright by the Port of Tacoma, and they have met strong resistance elsewhere. But they have been welcomed in Boardman. [News Source]
Jellyfish thrive in adverse conditions, UBC study finds.
Thursday April 19th 2012, 10:00 AMGlobal warming, pollution and human activity in marine habitats are not generally regarded as good things – unless you’re a jellyfish. Jellyfish are increasing in the majority of the world’s coastal ecosystems, researchers have found, in what is being billed as the first global study of the abundance of jellyfish. [News Source]
US caps emissions in drilling for fuel.
Thursday April 19th 2012, 10:00 AMOil and gas companies will have to capture toxic and climate-altering gases from wells, storage sites and pipelines under new air-quality standards issued on Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency. [News Source]
New EPA rules target pollution at fracking sites.
Thursday April 19th 2012, 10:00 AMEnvironmentalists applaud the Environmental Protection Agency's new regulations, but are disappointed that natural gas producers were given three years to install methane-capturing technology. The industry says the regulations are onerous. [News Source]