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Category Archive for 'Climate Change'

Just asking! SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful storm expected to pack hurricane force winds and heavy rain triggered emergency preparations across Northern California on Wednesday, with residents gathering sand bags, crews clearing storm drains and San Francisco school officials canceling classes for the first time since 9/11. As much as 8 inches of rain […]

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Some possibly good news, via Greg Sargent. Bookmark It

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Painfully stupid and venal, considering this is the state at immediate risk of being underwater. Oh well! TALLAHASSEE — State regulators on Tuesday approved proposals to gut Florida’s energy-efficiency goals by more than 90 percent and to terminate solar rebate programs by the end of 2015, giving the investor-owned utilities virtually everything they wanted. After […]

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And God knows, we can all use some: Since its release in June, the REMI study has been a game-changer in conversations with congressional offices, especially Republicans. The study found that CCL’s proposal – a carbon fee rising $10 per ton of CO2 each year with revenue returned equally to all households – will cut […]

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I live two blocks east of I-95, I never know which way it’ll go. Snow? It was 71 here yesterday: Roads north and west of I-95 will likely be blanketed by snow Wednesday night, and the National Weather Service says the New York area could see 6-10 inches of snow. Travelers should expect clogged roads […]

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Even for Buffalo

This is a helluva lotta snow: The snow is still falling with more than 5 feet already on the ground, and some areas south of the city are expected to get a year’s worth of snow — almost 6 feet — in just three days. Temperatures in all 50 states fell to freezing or below […]

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Senate vote on Keystone XL. Bookmark It

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Since we’re going to have a lot more lightning: New research from the University of California, Berkeley, published on Thursday in the journal Science, found warming conditions would result in 50% more lightning strikes by the end of the century. “For every two lightning strikes you had at the beginning of the century, we will […]

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What’s left of the environment for Mary Landrieu? Legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline cleared a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, setting up a vote on the project next week. Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu, who faces a runoff vote in Louisiana on Dec. 6, had pushed for vote on Thursday on […]

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You have to admire how they assert mandates where none exist. Sure wish Dems would do more of that! Senate Republicans are gearing up for a war against the Obama administration’s environmental rules, identifying them as a top target when they take control in January. The GOP sees the midterm elections as a mandate to […]

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