Journalism & Media

Conservative ALEC Threaten Groups Criticizing It for Climate Denial

"Facing a loss of high-profile corporate sponsors, a conservative state-level policy group — the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) — threatened action in recent weeks against activist groups that accuse it of denying climate change."

Source: Wash Post, 04/06/2015

"U.K. Government Scientists Hit With Media Restrictions"

"Advocates for science communication in the United Kingdom have expressed 'deep concern' about a change to the Civil Service Code for public workers, including researchers at government agencies. The three-sentence addition, put into place on 16 March, requires that all contact with media be approved in advance by the minister in charge of the relevant agency."

Source: Science News, 04/03/2015

It's Almost Impossible To Find Data On Oil & Gas Spills In Most States

"A new report from the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council has analyzed the data on spills and other violations at oil and gas wells across the country. But perhaps the most interesting aspect of the report is how little data the group was able to turn up."

Source: Huffington Post, 04/02/2015

Florida's Unspeakable Issue Leaves Climate Change Official Tongue-Tied

"The latest victim of Florida governor Rick Scott’s unwritten ban on state officials using the words “climate change” is his own disaster preparedness lieutenant, who stumbled through verbal gymnastics to avoid using the scientific term in a newly surfaced video."

Source: Guardian, 03/24/2015

"Political Football over Climate Change Rattles Windows of Ivory Tower"

"Normally, it's football that makes the big noise at the Georgia Institute of Technology, which has been playing the game since 1905, but this year, there is an uproar in the school's small earth science department. Two out of 34 climate scientists are being probed by members of Congress—amazingly, by both Republicans and Democrats."

Source: ClimateWire, 03/24/2015

Coal: When Legally Liable, Companies Don't Dispute Global Warming"

"U.S. coal companies that are publicly skeptical of man-made climate change acknowledge in mandatory financial disclosures the widely accepted scientific link between fossil fuel emissions and a warming planet, a Greenwire analysis has found."

Source: Greenwire, 03/20/2015


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