Friday, February 08, 2013

Massachusetts governor bans driving ahead of winter storm Nemo |
The last vehicle ban in Massachusetts was reportedly in 1978.
Senate Dem calls for carbon tax to fight deficits and global warming |
Cardin was responding to an NIH employing who suggested Congress “increase public health by eliminating carbon [sic] in our atmosphere and then also raise needed revenues to help stabilize the budget” in a question after during the town hall.
Power company takes blame for Super Bowl outage
Not long after Friday's announcement, the manufacturer of the relay, Chicago-based S&C Electric Co., released a statement saying that the blackout occurred because system operators had put the relay's so-called trip setting too low to allow the device to handle the incoming electric load.
Scientists to Obama: Convene climate change ‘summit’ to map out federal action - The Hill's E2-Wire
“Such a national summit on climate change should be informed by science and could bring your administration together with leaders in the fields of climate research and modeling, mitigation, adaptation, and ecosystem restoration and resilience,” states the letter from the Society for Conservation Biology, the Society for Ecological Restoration, the American Fisheries Society and three other groups.

“With the significant increases in damage due to climate-driven weather extremes, ranging from more intense storms like Superstorm Sandy, more intense and frequent wildfires, severe flooding, and prolonged droughts, people are becoming increasingly aware that something is wrong and that the federal government needs to take action,” adds the letter, which is also from the Wildlife Society, the American Meteorological Society and the Ecological Society of America.

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