Climate Change

"Shifting Spring: Arctic Plankton Blooming Up To 50 Days Earlier Now"

Global warming is causing dramatic changes in the Arctic Ocean. The earlier melting of annual ice is causing the regular spring blooms of plankton to peak up to 50 days earlier -- possibly disrupting the entire ecosystem of fish, shellfish, birds, and marine mammals that depend on the plankton.

Source: Wash Post, 03/07/2011

"Federal Jury in Utah Convicts Environmentalist" -- Movement Galvanized

"Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher knew what he was doing when he made $1.8 million in false oil and gas drilling bids at a federal auction. He knew he couldn't possibly pay for them. And he knew he could end up behind bars. But he did it for the cause. On Thursday, a federal jury convicted him on two felony counts of interfering with and making false representations at a government auction."

Source: AP, 03/04/2011

"Is EPA Greenhouse-Gas Plan a Job Killer?" History Says No

Republicans and some coal-state Democrats are trying to stop EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions, saying it will hurt jobs. But several economists point to evidence from past history and other nations which suggests that the exact opposite is the case.

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 03/04/2011


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