"Cyclone May Be Tipping Point In Australia Climate Policy Debate"

"Australia has endured two of its deadliest summers on record, blamed in part on global warming, but record fires, floods and cyclones have not persuaded it to take strong action on climate change. But some experts hope that Wednesday's arrival of giant Cyclone Yasi on the coast of Queensland, already hit by massive floods last month, will help bring more of a sense of urgency to the political debate over climate policy."

Source: Reuters, 02/03/2011

"San Bruno Pipeline Called 'Tip of the Iceberg'"

"Federal investigators' findings in the San Bruno pipeline explosion probe suggest that thousands of miles of long-buried and untested natural gas pipelines across the United States are at far greater risk of failure than the industry and government regulators have long maintained, experts say."

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 02/01/2011

"Lawmakers Gear Up to Drill Commission on Oil Spill Report's Findings"

"This week the leaders of the presidential commission that investigated last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will take their case for increased funding and offshore drilling safety reform to Capitol Hill, but their specific legislative recommendations may reach deaf ears."

Source: Greenwire, 01/25/2011


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