Science

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Calls Climate Change Shift A Proud Milestone

BY ON January 23, 2013
This was written by Elizabeth Weise and Wendy Koch for USA TODAY: As she prepares to step down from her position as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson said she is proudest of presiding over the landmark finding that climate-changing greenhouse gases endanger...

TOPICS: Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Economics, EPA, Politics, Pollution, Science, Social Justice, Soot

Top 10 U.S. Weather Events Of 2012

BY ON December 28, 2012
This was written by Dr. Jeff Masters, co-founder of the Weather Underground. This post originally posted on Wunderblog, via Climate Progress: It was another year of incredible weather extremes unparalleled in American history during 2012. Eleven billion-dollar weather disasters hit the U.S., a figure exceeded...

TOPICS: Heat and Extreme Weather, Kansas, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Pollution, Renewable Energy, Science, Texas, Utah

Soot Kills: An Open Letter To President Obama From More Than 650 Health and Medical Professionals

BY ON December 13, 2012
This letter sent to us by American Lung Association, was delivered to President Obama today. It was signed by more than 650 health and medical professionals: Dear President Obama: As doctors, nurses, scientists, and public health and medical professionals, we are writing to urge you...

TOPICS: Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Coal, Politics, Pollution, Science