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  • It’s Official: Polar Bear Numbers Continue To Rise

    • Date: 16/02/17
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science
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    New estimates for polar bears in Svalbard and Baffin Bay/Kane Basin are likely to increase the global estimate of polar bears to 23,000-33,000. The 2016 Scientific Working Group report on Baffin Bay and Kane Basin polar bears was released online without fanfare last week, confirming what local Inuit have been saying for years: contrary to the […]

  • EPA Officials Use Encrypted Text App To Fight Trump Administration, Republicans Demand Investigation

    • Date: 16/02/17
    • Cyrus Farivar, PM Technika
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    Two Republican members of Congress sent a formal letter Tuesday to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of the Inspector General, expressing concern that “approximately a dozen career EPA officials” are using the encrypted messaging app Signal to covertly plan strategy and may be running afoul of the Freedom of Information Act. The open source app […]

  • Green Fury As As EU Lawmakers Pass Watered-Down ETS Reforms

    • Date: 15/02/17
    • Megan Darby, Climate Home
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    Welcomed by the steel lobby and slammed by climate advocates, a package of EU carbon market reforms passed in the European Parliament on Wednesday. The carbon price stayed still at €5 a tonne as lawmakers voted for a watered down version of proposals put forward by the parliamentary environment committee. [...] Green groups expressed fury at […]

  • Energy Superpower: The United States Of Oil And Gas

    • Date: 15/02/17
    • Tim Meko and Laris Karklis, The Washington Post
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    Since 2010, the United States has been in an oil-and-gas boom. In 2015, domestic production was at near-record levels, and we now produce more petroleum products than any other country in the world. President Trump said he plans to double down on the oil and gas industry, lifting regulations and drilling on federal land. Here is […]

  • Global Mean Temperature In January Drops Back To Where It Was In 1998

    • Date: 15/02/17
    • GWPF
  • U.S. Congress Probes Allegations of Politicization of NOAA Study

    • Date: 15/02/17
    • House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
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    U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today sent a letter to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Acting Administrator Benjamin Friedman requesting information on the Karl study following reports the study ignored NOAA standards, was rushed to publication, and was not free from political bias. “Allegations of politicization of government […]

  • Europe’s Green Madness: Dieselgate Was A Political Disaster

    • Date: 15/02/17
    • Holman W Jenkins Jr., The Wall Street Journal
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    After the Kyoto treaty, Europe’s entire auto industry was led down the primrose lane of adopting a technology that now appears to be a commercial and regulatory dead-end. Contrary to usual practice, we’ll begin with the punch-line: less than 4/1,000ths of a degree Celsius. That’s how much warming might be spared half a century from […]

  • Britain’s Energy Policy Thrown Into Disarray As Toshiba Faces Bankruptcy

    • Date: 15/02/17
    • Rachel Millard, Daily Mail
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    Britain’s nuclear power plans were thrown into chaos last night as problems escalated at Japanese company Toshiba. It marks the latest setback to the Government’s plans to reduce carbon emissions and keep the lights on. The corporate giant owns a 60 per cent stake in the planned NuGen power plant in Cumbria that is supposed to […]

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