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The Ocean Is Not A Desert

Shuttling back and forth from his offices in Arizona and the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., Representative Flake somehow got the idea in his head that he was an expert in oceans policy, and could tell that NOAA’s work in the oceans is unnecessary. […]

April Runs Hot And Cold

Last month, state weather did not predict national climate which did not predict global climate. […]

Bad Economy Doesn't Slow Greenhouse Gases

It may be that an economic recession harms the ability of people to transition to environmentally sustainable activities, and encourages people to adopt pollution-heavy strategies for saving money, offsetting reductions in general economic activity. […]

Oceanic Proportions Of The New AIG Bailout

An insurance company like AIG can be recreated. Coral reefs, once they’re destroyed, may not return for millions of years, if they ever come back. So, why is AIG getting such a big bailout, while NOAA, which protects the world’s oceanic resources, is getting a mere pittance? […]

Claims of Global Cooling Resurface as Globe Warms

Global warming. Global warming. Global warming.

There. I said it, and it needs to be said. Web sites like Right Side News continue to make the claim that the Earth is undergoing global cooling:

“The year 2008 marked the tenth consecutive year of no global warming. This is not widely reported or known. In fact […]

Ribbon Seal Is On Its Own

Environmentalists need to consider the meaning of the ribbon seal ruling, which suggests that future conditions will often not provide a solid foundation for present-day action through the Endangered Species Act. […]

Save The Whales – From Your Junk

The young North Atlantic right whale was entangled in human junk. Even if you don’t live near the oceans yourself, you can do something concrete to help save the whales – reduce your garbage, and recycle everything that you can. […]

Arctic Ocean Climate News Roundup for October 2008

The climate of the Arctic Ocean is changing dramatically. A summary of findings from the past month:

Scientists have found methane plumes emerging from seabed permafrost north of Russia at rates 100 times higher than normal. The area of the Arctic Ocean that melted this year was the second-lowest ever, barely missing the massive record […]