The latest update of scientific consensus on climate change - to be released Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, is said to present "smoking gun" evidence that global warming is happening now and that human emissions of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) are causing it.
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Steps necessary to improve security at tens of thousands of US drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater facilities have become a little more definitive with the release Dec. 14, 2006, of a draft set of voluntary guidelines. (
With climate change continuing to grow in news prominence, it'll be helpful to have access to the latest developments.Topics on the Beat:Region:
When assessing an environmental issue, it may be useful and appropriate to evaluate its links with human deaths and illnesses.Topics on the Beat:
Business/finance stories are spilling over onto the environment beat, and vice versa, as the potential impacts of climate change become more tangible and costly.Topics on the Beat:
A split-party government is likely to bring more controversy, more conflict, and more news.Topics on the Beat:
The Gulf waters off of Louisiana aren't the only US area burdened by a "dead zone." There are similar, smaller areas with short- or long-term oxygen depletion off the shores of 20 states, as well as Canada and Mexico.
A committee commissioned by the National Academies has found that the public's role in government decision-making processes on environmental matters is invaluable, when properly handled.Topics on the Beat:
After recently issuing highly controversial updates for two of the main criteria air pollutants — fine particulates and ozone — EPA is in the midst of its review of two others.
EPA slightly strengthened its fine particulate standard in 2006. Since then, the agency has been working with states and tribes to determine which counties don't meet the new standard.Topics on the Beat: