Late this afternoon, I sent an email query to Myron Ebell, the longtime director of energy and environmental policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, to check on reports that he'd been tapped by Donald J. Trump's campaign to run the evisceration transition team for the Environmental Protection Agency should Trump prevail in November.
This month, as the luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity completed its pioneering transit of the Northwest Passage, a Canadian expedition announced the discovery of the Terror, a British ship that vanished along the same general Arctic route some 170 years ago.
In a short piece for the Opinion section this weekend, I explore how two maritime milestones this month encapsulate the profound changes that are under way in the Arctic - both climatic and cultural. [ I'll add a link when that story is up.]
Yesterday, 375 members of the National Academy of Sciences, including 30 Nobel Prize winners, posted an open letter reviewing the basics of established climate science, decrying claims of hoax and hype spouted by Republicans during the presidential campaign and warning against the United States pulling out of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The vast, scrabbly sheath of sea ice drifting on the Arctic Ocean ended its annual summer retreat this week, and the result was sobering. This year tied with 2007 as having the second smallest ice extent ever recorded, the National Snow and Ice Data Center announced yesterday.
The capacity to use digital tools to rein in illegal fishing in distant oceans got an enormous boost this morning, just ahead of the big international Our Ocean conference in Washington hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry. Three partners meshing data-mining and conservation skills - Oceana, Skytruth and Google - launched a new public web platform, Global Fishing Watch.
Science of predicting pay of hurricanes involves current technology, intuition and constant revision; Stacy R Stewart at National Hurricane Center, Miami, Florida, works on tracking and predicting path of Hurricane Ivan, which began as tropical depression off Guinea coast, Africa; experts foresee increased hurricane activity in Atlantic Ocean over next
"Is a 'buy local' economy really sustainable?" That's the first question explored by the Greenwash Brigade, a small group of volunteer bloggers working in environmental fields who have begun posting for American Public Media, the public-radio purveyor best known for its Marketplace program.
The author and climate campaigner Bill McKibben, fresh from protests over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, wrote today, " Irene's got a middle name - and it's global warming." McKibben and his source for data on the storm, Wunderground meteorologistI Jeff Masters, are right when they say this storm is being fed by extremely warm sea temperatures and will be producing extraordinary rainfall ( as I wrote on Wednesday).
When nearly 1,000 double-crested cormorants were found shot dead on an island in eastern Lake Ontario near here last week, Federal wildlife officials labeled the incident ''a brazen act of environmental terrorism.'' An animal rights group in California offered a $1,000 reward for the capture of those responsible for what it called ''a brutal act of animal cruelty.''
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