The usual cheerleaders are out to sing the blessings of increased levels of carbon monoxide.
|By: Attaturk Friday May 17, 2013 1:30 am|
|By: cgibson Wednesday May 15, 2013 5:58 pm|
Here’s a cool new toy. A popular article on Forbes today details a new smart phone app called “Buycott,” which is catching the attention of shoppers who want to make sure their money spent on groceries and other basic products isn’t enriching corporations with bad records on social and environmental responsibility.
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 8, 2013 7:40 am|
For the second year in a row the number of people concerned about global warming has increased. According to Gallup, 58 percent of Americans are worried a great deal about global warming. This is a large increase from 2011 when only 51 percent of Americans were concerned about it, but it is only a return to where the public was on this issue before the Wall Street crash.
|By: DSWright Thursday March 28, 2013 6:45 am|
A report by global re-insurers claims that 2012 was one of the most expensive years for insurers on record. Natural disasters specifically “large scale weather events” were to blame for the historically high numbers.
|By: Jcoleman Sunday March 24, 2013 8:59 am|
Mother Jones Magazine has uncovered a new twist in the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline. As it turns out, the authors who drafted the environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline worked for Transcanada, Koch Industries, Shell Oil, and other oil corporations that stand to benefit from building the Keystone XL. Not only did the State Department know about these conflicts of interest, they redacted this information from public filings in attempt to conceal the truth.
|By: Jcoleman Thursday March 21, 2013 4:15 pm|
Chris Stewart, a Republican from Utah, was recently appointed Chair of the House subcommittee on Science.
This means that Congressman Stewart now has dominion over the EPA, climate change research, and “all activities related to climate.”
|By: Kevin Grandia Wednesday March 20, 2013 6:30 pm|
The Helmholtz Association of Research Centres, a major German scientific body with more than 30,000 researchers and US$4.4 billion in annual funding, has dropped out of a joint Alberta tar sands project over fears that the project was damaging the institution’s reputation.
|By: Kevin Grandia Wednesday March 13, 2013 8:00 pm|
The climate change site, DeSmogBlog has found that Environmental Resources Management, the consulting firm behind the Keystone XL Pipeline environmental impact assessment, has been at the center of controversial pipeline projects in the past.
Activists working against the 2002 planned construction of British Petroleum’s Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline in Turkey, singled out Environmental Resources Management (ERM) for what they saw as ERM “grooming” the BP pipeline for construction. Like the Keystone XL pipeline assessment, ERM’s assessment of the Turkish pipeline was seen as flawed and drafted in a way that gave all but the green light for the pipeline to be constructed.
|By: WeatherDem Monday March 4, 2013 7:15 pm|
Climate change skeptics used the recent slowdown in observed surface warming to claim that 20th century warming was temporary and that the Earth would return to lower average annual temperatures. They offered up many potential explanations for the slowdown, none of which make physical sense. The Sun’s 11-year cycle (often used to explain away warming), a primary argument brought forth, is not the reason: this cycle’s solar maximum is near at hand, yet warming has slowed down recently.
|By: Consumer Watchdog Thursday February 14, 2013 5:55 pm|
It was a relief to hear more than a passing reference to climate change in President Obama’s State of the Union Speech, including promises of more support for wind and solar power. But the oil industry heard nothing to even cause even a smidgen of concern.