Thursday, January 17, 2013

Snowstorm hits Southeast, Mid-Atlantic
ATLANTA (AP) — A winter storm that dumped 4 inches of snow in parts of Mississippi was hitting Alabama on Thursday afternoon, with the system expected to spread across northern Georgia and into the Washington, D.C., area, according to the National Weather Service.
Blizzard conditions expected to cause travel chaos across UK | UK news | The Guardian
Heaviest snow will hit Wales, where up to 30cm is expected, while disruption is predicted on train services and flights
Met Office issues blizzard alert for Wales as Britain braces for blanket of up to 12in of snow tomorrow
Supermarkets in Wales stripped of bread and milk as customers panic
Will Obama punt again on climate change? - Andrew Restuccia -
But here’s the reality check for the green movement: Obama has proposed no new strategy on climate, it’s unclear if one is in the works, and there’s no guarantee the issue will occupy a major place in the inaugural address or next month’s State of the Union. On alternative energy, his administration has committed billions of dollars, but made headlines so far mostly for the bankruptcy of Solyndra. And the administration soon could turn its back on its allies in the environmental community and approve the Keystone pipeline.

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