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U.S. proposes new climate service
09 Feb 2010
"The Obama administration proposed a new climate service on Monday
that would provide Americans with predictions on how global warming
will affect everything from drought to sea levels. The National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Service, modeled
loosely on the 140-year-old National Weather Service, would provide
forecasts to farmers, regional water managers and businesses affected
by changing climate conditions."
NOAA reorganizes with eye toward assessing warming effects
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched a new
climate service today, a reorganization effort aimed at improving
long-range assessments of climate change, sea-level rise and severe
The effort is aimed at providing long-term forecasts to assist
fisheries managers, farmers, state governments, renewable energy
developers, water managers and others.
Arctic sea ice vanishing faster than 'our most pessimistic models': researcher
06 Feb 2010
"Sea ice in Canada's fragile Arctic is melting faster than anyone
expected, the lead investigator in Canada's largest climate-change
study yet said Friday - raising the possibility that the Arctic
could, in a worst-case scenario, be ice-free in about three years.
University of Manitoba Prof. David Barber, the lead investigator of
the Circumpolar Flaw Lead System Study, said the rapid decay of thick
Arctic Sea ice highlights the rapid pace of climate change in the
North and foreshadows what will come in the South."
Coal ad blitz launches new spot as industry sees political gains
Anne C. Mulkern, E&E reporter
"An advertising campaign that previously pushed the phrase "clean
coal" launches new spots this week focused on jobs and low-cost
power, the latest offering in a three-year, nearly $120 million
effort to sell Congress and the White House on coal's future.
Increasingly, there are signs that it is working.