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News: Archive for January, 2012

Obama Administration Said to Reject Keystone Pipeline – Bloomberg

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

‘The Obama administration will likely announce rejection of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline later today or tomorrow, according to two people familiar with the matter.’

via Obama Administration Said to Reject Keystone Pipeline – Bloomberg.

New ads reignite fight over Keystone XL jobs numbers – latimes.com

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

‘As the deadline looms for President Obama’s Feb. 21 decision on whether to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, the dogfight is focused on job numbers. Project proponents tout an enormous number of new jobs created by the pipeline, but a labor institute says those numbers are greatly inflated.’

via New ads reignite fight over Keystone XL jobs numbers – latimes.com.

‘Extinct’ tortoises may still be roaming a Galapagos island – latimes.com

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

‘A giant tortoise species studied by Charles Darwin and believed to be extinct for more than 150 years may be alive and well, an ambitious genetic survey has revealed.’

via ‘Extinct’ tortoises may still be roaming a Galapagos island – latimes.com.

Republicans move to control Keystone approval – Yahoo! News

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

‘WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans, who are urging President Barack Obama to give a permit to the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL oil pipeline project, are working on a plan to take the reins of approval from the president should the White House say no.’

via Republicans move to control Keystone approval – Yahoo! News.

EPA: Power plants main global warming culprits – Yahoo! News

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

‘WASHINGTON AP — The most detailed data yet on emissions of heat-trapping gases show that U.S. power plants are responsible for the bulk of the pollution blamed for global warming.’

via EPA: Power plants main global warming culprits – Yahoo! News.

‘Doomsday Clock’ moves 1 minute closer to midnight – Yahoo! News

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

‘The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced Tuesday that it has moved its “Doomsday Clock” to five minutes to midnight.’

via ‘Doomsday Clock’ moves 1 minute closer to midnight – Yahoo! News.

‘Doomsday’ Clock Due for an Adjustment? – Yahoo! News

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

‘Bulletin authors are scheduled to decide today whether to adjust the clock again, after moving it a little further from the end of humanity two years ago 6 minutes to midnight. “The dangers posed by climate change are growing, but there are pockets of progress. Most notably, at Copenhagen, the developing and industrialized countries agree to take responsibility for carbon emissions and to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius,” the website timeline noted of 2010.’

via ‘Doomsday’ Clock Due for an Adjustment? – Yahoo! News.

Vietnam police seize tiger carcass from restaurant – Yahoo! News

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

‘HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Police have confiscated the carcass of an endangered wild tiger from a Hanoi restaurant where it was being boiled down to make an expensive traditional medicine.’

via Vietnam police seize tiger carcass from restaurant – Yahoo! News.

2011 climate bad science awards – latimes.com

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

‘The 2011 “Climate B.S. of the Year Award” goes to the entire field of candidates currently stumping in New Hampshire for the Republican Party presidential nomination, the Pacific Institute announced Thursday.’

via 2011 climate bad science awards – latimes.com.

Still Searching for Republicans With Climate Concerns – NYTimes.com

Friday, January 6th, 2012

‘The Climate Desk, a collaborative journalism project of Mother Jones and several other publications, has produced a video searching in vain for a Republican presidential candidate willing to make any science-based statements on climate.’

via Still Searching for Republicans With Climate Concerns – NYTimes.com.