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Government Shutdown Impacts Obama’s Climate Agenda

Government Shutdown Impacts Obama’s Climate Agenda

About 94 percent of the employees of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been sent on leave of absence as part of the U.S. government shutdown. Nearly all of the agency's 16,205 employees across the country, with oversight of air quality, industrial waste, water and sewage treatment plants, have powered down their computers, updated thei… Read More

The Shutdown, Toxic Fracking Fluid, Aussie Heat & More

The Shutdown, Toxic Fracking Fluid, Aussie Heat & More

The ripples of the government shutdown are felt, while new visuals of Sandy amaze and hot and rainy weather abound.… Read More

IPCC Report Contains ‘Grave’ Carbon Budget Message

IPCC Report Contains ‘Grave’ Carbon Budget Message

In laying out a global cumulative carbon budget, the IPCC has for the first time endorsed the view of climate activists and scientists who have warned that countries cannot burn the world’s known reserves of fossil fuels without sending the climate system into a tailspin.… Read More

Australia Has its Hottest September as Fire Threat Grows

Australia Has its Hottest September as Fire Threat Grows

Winter may just be ending in Australia, but temperatures are already summerlike. September was one for the record books, with hot temperatures that baked the country from the outback to the coasts and made this the hottest September in the country’s 104-year record. The fiery start to Australia’s spring continues a trend that has the country on its… Read More

What the New IPCC Report Means for Europe

What the New IPCC Report Means for Europe

Europe has been warming faster than the global average over the last 30 years, the UN's new climate report reveals. Yesterday afternoon, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released part one of its scientific report in full. Among some of the most significant findings from a summary of the report released a few days ago are that hu… Read More

Fracking May Be Polluting River with Radioactive Waste

Fracking May Be Polluting River with Radioactive Waste

Fracking may be contaminating a Pennsylvania river with radioactive waste, a Duke University study to be published this week shows. Scientists found elevated levels of radioactivity in river water at a site where treated fracking wastewater from oil and gas production sites in western Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale is released into a creek.… Read More

Hurricane Sandy: Coverage of the Storm and its Aftermath

Hurricane Sandy: Coverage of the Storm and its Aftermath

As Hurricane Sandy heads for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, where it threatens to cause widespread damage rivaling the biggest storms on record in the region, it is evolving into a potentially unprecedented storm. The storm is part hurricane, part fearsome nor’easter, and as the result of a bizarre confluence of events it has been been pinned … Read More

Government Shutdown Affects Weather, Climate Programs

Government Shutdown Affects Weather, Climate Programs

In particular, the National Weather Service will continue operating its network of 122 local forecast offices to provide weather forecasts, watches, and warnings, and NOAA will also continue to operate its weather and climate computer models as well as satellite data feeds to ensure that forecasters have uninterrupted access to weather information.… Read More