Thursday, February 21, 2013

Front-runner to lead EPA vows more action on climate change - The Hill's E2-Wire
The front-runner to fill the vacancy atop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pledged to push ahead with actions to confront climate change during a wide-ranging speech Thursday.

“As President Obama said, climate change is a priority — and we are going to take action,” Gina McCarthy, the EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, told attendees at the Georgetown Climate Center Workshop in Washington, D.C.
EDITORIAL: Avoid politics in confronting reality of climate change - The Middletown Press : Serving Middletown, CT
Engineers have taken notice; building and zoning officials, too, not to mention insurance actuaries. They’re all adapting to the realities of climate change.

There are profound implications for town planners, too, who won’t be quick to OK a pool bubble such as Cheshire’s — wrecked again in the recent blizzard. Ditto for buyers and makers of agricultural buildings and other structures that collapsed in the snow and ice.

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