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Things added in February, 2007


Marine Ecosystems Pressured from the Top and Bottom

Posted on February 27th by Tom Yulsman.
A study published in the Feb. 23 issue of Science finds that climate change is contributing to ecosystem shifts in in the North Atlantic. Increased flows of cold, ...

A Pristine Ecosystem Revealed by the Collapse of Antarctic Ice Shelves

Posted on February 25th by Tom Yulsman.
These organisms living on the Antarctic seabed are part of an ecosystem that was all but inaccessible to scientists — until two giant ice shelves, Larsen ...

An Excellent Article on Responding to Climate Change

Posted on February 25th by Tom Yulsman.
Andrew Dessler, a climate expert at Texas A&M University, has written an excellent posting on the elements of an effective response to global warming over at Grist. ...

Colorado Considers Bill to Greatly Expand Use of Renewable Energy

Posted on February 25th by Tom Yulsman. 3
This guest posting by Hank Lacey considers an effort by Colorado legislators to greatly expand the use of renewable energy sources to generate electricity in the state. The legislation ...

EU Pledges Unilaterally to Reduce Carbon Emissions by 20%

Posted on February 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 2
Earlier this week, the European Union agreed to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 20% within 13 years — but you might not have found out about it ...

Colorado River to Take Hit from Global Warming

Posted on February 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 22
Anyone who has paid close attention to water issues in the West will find much that's familiar in a new report from the National Research Council about the ...

Environmental Journalism at its Best — Again

Posted on February 20th by Tom Yulsman. %
Ray Ring, Northern Rockies editor of High Country News, has won a prestigious Polk award for political reporting. Ray investigated the financing of referendum campaigns against land-use ...

Australia to Ban Incandescent Light Bulbs to Combat Global Warming

Posted on February 19th by Tom Yulsman. 2
It's true, according to this article in Australia's Courier-Mail.

Guest Blog: Opinion Column in Science Times

Posted on February 19th by Tom Yulsman. 8
The following is a guest posting:The addition of conservative columnist John Tierney to the staff of the New York Times's Science Times section has to be one of the ...

Top Bush Official Caught in Bed with Oil Lobbyist

Posted on February 16th by Tom Yulsman.
Maybe literally. The San Jose Mercury News reports the following: "WASHINGTON - Nine months before agreeing to let ConocoPhillips delay a half-billion-dollar pollution cleanup, the government's top environmental ...

Global Warming and Red Herrings

Posted on February 15th by Tom Yulsman. 3
Two arguments are often made by skeptics of climate change. The first is that the link between human activities and global warming is not definite. The second is that ...

2006 was a Scorcher

Posted on February 14th by Tom Yulsman.
NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York reports that last year was the sixth warmest year in a century. Different scientific groups have come up ...

Global Warming Bumped by Anna and the Astronaut Scandal

Posted on February 14th by Tom Yulsman.
Matthew Nisbet reports on his blog Framing Science that the week after the release of the IPCC report on climate change, the issue failed to make it into the ...

Global Warming Increasingly a Policy Story

Posted on February 13th by Tom Yulsman. 2
According to a a report from the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, 106 bills, resolutions and amendments addressing global warming were introduced into the 109th Congress, which ...

Environmental Journalism at its Best

Posted on February 12th by Tom Yulsman.
Writing for one of our favorite publications, High Country News, Michelle Nijhuis has won a prestigious science journalism award from the American Association for the Advancement ...