Climate Change

"Cool Climate Paper Sinks Journal Editor"

"The editor of the journal Remote Sensing resigned [Friday], saying in an editorial that his journal never should have published a controversial paper in July that challenged the reliability of climate models used to forecast global warming. The paper, by Roy Spencer and William Braswell of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, proposed that climate researchers have likely made a fundamental error by overestimating the sensitivity of the climate to greenhouse-gas pollution."

Source: Nature, 09/05/2011
September 14, 2011

Regulatory Update on Wind Energy Permitting and Development

In this free Environmental Law Institute (attend in person in Washington, DC, or by teleconference) event, speakers will discuss issues in state and local siting rules, significant differences between offshore and onshore development, FAA and military radar issues, the FERC approval process, and related economic regulatory issues critical to wind power development. RSVP by September 8th.

"Insight: Arctic Has Great Riches, But Greater Challenges"

"At the rim of the Arctic Circle in Canada, gold mining firm Agnico-Eagle is learning how tough it is to operate in a remote region with temptingly large, but frustratingly inaccessible, reserves of oil, gas and minerals. Commentators rarely mention nightmarish logistics, polar bears and steel-snapping cold when they confidently predict that as the Arctic warms up, melting sea ice and shorter winters will open up the expanse to exploration."

Source: Reuters, 09/02/2011

Texas Board Weighing How To Deal With Climate Change in Water Plan

"When state officials published the last Texas State Water Plan five years ago, they conspicuously and controversially chose not to factor man-made global warming into their planning.

Now, with just four months to go until the Texas Water Development Board is required to adopt an updated rendition of the comprehensive water-supply blueprint for the state, the agency is still deciding how to address human-caused climate change, the board chairman told a Houston audience recently."

Source: Texas Climate News, 09/01/2011

"East Coast Tries To Pick Up Pieces After Devastation Left by Irene"

"Brattleboro, Vermont -- The torment from Irene isn't over as parts of the Northeast grapple Monday with dangerous flood waters, widespread power outages and stranded residents. At least 21 deaths in nine states were blamed on Irene, which fizzled to a post-tropical cyclone and headed over eastern Canada on Monday. About 3 million customers were without power across the Northeast."

CNN had the story August 29, 2011.

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Source: CNN, 08/29/2011

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