Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Public interest group sues EPA for FOIA delays, claims agency ordered officials to ignore requests
Another federal lawsuit has been filed alleging that senior Environmental Protection Agency officials violated the Freedom of Information Act, this time by instructing subordinates to ignore two FOIA requests from a non-profit advocacy group that is often critical of the agency.
Twitter / EnergyDeskUK: Surprising amendment to Energy ...
Surprising amendment to Energy Bill from Ed Miliband's climate envoy would force coal & gas to use CCS or be shut down after 2020.
World getting warmer and wetter, new dataset shows | Carbon Brief
The world has got warmer and generally wetter since the beginning of the 20th century, according to new data just released by the Met Office and a global team of experts.
Climate change impacts to U.S. coasts threaten public health, safety and economy, report finds
"An increase in the intensity of extreme weather events such as storms like Sandy and Katrina, coupled with sea-level rise and the effects of increased human development along the coasts, could affect the sustainability of many existing coastal communities and natural resources," said Virginia Burkett of the U.S. Geological Survey and co-lead author of the report.
Flashback: Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog: A Handy Bullshit Button on Disasters and Climate Change
The siren song of linking disasters to human-caused climate change exerts a strong pull for activists in all settings, but might be countered by the widespread and judicious use of the disaster and climate change bullshit button.

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