Climate Change

"E.P.A. Delays Rule on Power Plant Emissions"

"The Environmental Protection Agency, facing intense opposition from Congressional Republicans and industry over a broad range of new air quality regulations, said Monday that it was delaying by two months the release of a proposed rule on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and other major pollution sources."

Source: Green (NYT), 06/14/2011

"Who’s Running Down RGGI?"

New Jersey is pulling out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and three other states may follow. Why is RGGI on the ropes and who is throwing the punches? RGGI is made up of 10 northeastern states stretching from Maine to Delaware. In 2008, they banded together to form a carbon-trading program for power plants --- a market mechanism that enables utilities to buy and sell emission credits so they can meet caps on the amount of carbon they're allowed to put into the air.

Source: Living on Earth, 06/13/2011
June 20, 2011

DEADLINE: NSF Media Fellowships for Arctic/Greenland Trip

The National Science Foundation is accepting written requests from professional journalists to report on Arctic research — including studies of the ice sheet, climate change and atmospheric chemistry — in Greenland between July 12 and 19, 2011. In-the-field expenses covered. Apply by June 20th.

Major Update of Local U.S. Climate Data Due by June 30

Each decade, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center updates its data for 30-year averages for a range of climate indicators. The most widely used "normals" for the period 1981-2010 (including temperature, precipitation, snowfall, snow depth, and heating and cooling degree days) are scheduled to be released at the end of June 2011, with the rest by year end.

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