Monthly Archives: March 2013

Washington state climate skeptic disavowed by faculty

Bellingham Herald: On March 26, 2013, a long-retired faculty member of our department, Don Easterbrook, presented his opinions on human-caused global climate change to the Washington State Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee at the invitation of the committee chair Sen. Doug Ericksen, R.-Ferndale. We, the active faculty of the […] Read the original post […]

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From 2012 to 2013, March blows hot, then cold

Climate Central: March is finally on its way out, but not before leaving its mark in the unusually cold and snowy weather that affected much of the U.S., Europe, and parts of Asia. The chilly weather has come courtesy of a stuck weather pattern that has repeatedly directed blasts of […] Read the original post […]

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A duel over sand dunes in New Jersey as residents fight Christie plan to take land

Record: Police in Maine publicly displayed the names and addresses of men accused of buying sex from a fitness instructor. The New York City health department posts letter grades on restaurants, alerting customers when the highest of standards aren’t being met. And the Port Authority recently published online the names […] Read the original post […]

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Exxon cleans up Arkansas oil spill amid debate over Canada-to-US pipelines

Reuters: Exxon Mobil was working to clean up thousands of barrels of oil in Mayflower, Arkansas, after a pipeline carrying heavy Canadian crude ruptured, a major spill likely to stoke debate over transporting Canada’s oil to the United States. Exxon shut the Pegasus pipeline, which can carry more than 90,000 barrels […] Read the original […]

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FEMA’s climate change denial

Star-Ledger: To the mountain of difficulties facing New Jersey families after Hurricane Sandy, add one more: the federal government`s unwillingness to help them predict the impact of climate change over the next several decades. The flood maps drawn up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency do not consider the rising sea […] Read the original […]

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Antarctic sea ice grows as result of warming

Climate News Network: The Arctic may be shrinking as the world warms but Antarctic sea ice is expanding. Blame global warming for that, too, say Dutch scientists. The paradox is that increasing temperatures have set in motion a chain of events in the southern seas that have the opposite effect. Engineers […] Read the original […]

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Is hemp the silver bullet for fighting climate change and creating green jobs?

Mongabay: Though Obama has frequently spoken of the need for more “green jobs,” he has failed to acknowledge the inherent environmental advantages associated with a curious plant called hemp. One of the earliest domesticated crops, hemp is incredibly versatile and can be utilized for everything from food, clothing, rope, paper […] Read the original post […]

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Exxon Says Ruptured Pipeline in Arkansas Carried Canadian Dilbit

InsideClimate: A pipeline that ruptured and leaked at least 80,000 gallons of oil into central Arkansas on Friday was transporting a heavy form of crude from the Canadian tar sands region, ExxonMobil told InsideClimate News. Local police said the line gushed oil for 45 minutes before being stopped, […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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Shorter Winters Chip Away at a Logging Town’s Future

Daily Climate: Scott Lizotte was hopeful as he pulled his iPhone out of the breast pocket of his flannel shirt. “It’s going to be six degrees tonight,” he said, studying the 10-day forecast. It’s mid-March, and he’s standing between a skidder and a log loader in a snowy clearing of […] Read the original post […]

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Propaganda, Self-Censorship and Climate Change

Truthout: Scientist Bruce Melton argues that it’s time for the environmental movement and environmental journalism to state the full truth – loudly and often – to counter denialist propaganda. That would entail using the four “poison” words: climate change and global warming. Climate change messaging is changing these days. […] Read the original post by […]

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