The White House Office of Management and Budget has denied a FOIA request by the online newsletter Greenwire to release EPA's public health "endangerment finding" on climate change.
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It wasn't exactly a secret that climate change will have drastic and often harmful impacts on the roads and causeways, chemical plants and oil/gas pipelines, and shipping facilities along the Gulf Coast. Two reports released in March had already said so.
But another report on the same subject from the Department of Transportation was buried deep in the bureaucracy - as has been the case with many reports on climate change impacts during the past eight years.
Two soybean industry groups temporarily suspended about $1.5 million in grants to the University of Minnesota for biofuel research after it found using food crops for fuel could worsen global warming and cause other environmental harm.
At a time when public understanding of complex science and environmental issues grows critical, CNN laid off its entire science/enviro team and NBC's The Weather Channel fired the staff of the "Forecast Earth" environmental program.
Studies show environmental news crosses beats, with the beat influencing the coverage, and weathercasters play a key but overlooked role in explaining science.
Five federal agencies that are responsible for management of a high percentage of US lands and waters are doing a poor job preparing for the effects of climate change.
The summer of 2007 was another hot one in the US and worldwide.
On July 27, 2007, the Bush administration released (three years overdue) the 4th U.S. "Climate Action Report" to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Power plants are under the gun as federal and state legislators and regulators haggle over how to address climate change and energy production issues.
It's the time of year when dead zones are prominent all over the northern hemisphere and their causes are varied.