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News stories tagged with "climate"
Washington, D.C., DC, Sep 25, 2009 — More than 100 world leaders are in New York today talking about climate change at the United Nations. A new report from the US Environmental Protection Agency says a big chunk of greenhouse gas emissions can be pinned on how we use land and resources. Tamara Keith reports. Go to full article
Kensington, MD, Aug 04, 2009 — This session of Congress has pledged to take on the issue of climate change. A bill in the Senate is already awaiting action. But the House has already passed the sweeping Clean Energy And Security Act. One piece of that bill could change the way homes are built in this country. In short, they'd use a lot less energy, but cost is a concern. Tamara Keith has more. Go to full article
Anchorage, AK, Jul 21, 2009 — Studies from NASA and many other U-S agencies report the Arctic ice is melting at a rapid rate. Scientists say it's the most visible and dramatic evidence of global warming. One of the symbols of climate change in the Arctic is the polar bear. Lester Graham talked with the senior polar bear scientist with the U-S Geological Survey, Steven Amstrup, about the future of the bear. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jun 30, 2009 — Congressman Scott Murphy (D-Glens Falls) traveled to Ticonderoga yesterday. His visit came on the heels of last week's House vote on historic climate-change legislation. Murphy, who took office less than two months ago, voted in favor of the bill. As Brian Mann reports, that decision was met with questions, criticism and praise. Go to full article
Washington, D.C., DC, Jun 30, 2009 — The climate change bill heads to the Senate now. In all likelihood, so will some inaccurate statistics. Lester Graham reports some opponents of the climate change and energy bill are still using numbers they've been told are wrong. Go to full article
Washington, D.C., DC, May 25, 2009 — The climate change bill under consideration is bringing crowds of lobbyists to Congressional halls and offices. A new report finds there are 880 different businesses, trade organizations, and special interest groups formally lobbying Congress. Lester Graham has more. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Norwich, VT, Apr 23, 2009 — A quartet of cyclists has spent most of this month on the road, cycling from central Vermont to the North Country to raise awareness of climate change. The Cycling for a Sustainable Future Tour left Norwich,Vermont two weeks ago and will arrive in Canton tomorrow. They will have logged 350 miles on their bikes. The four cyclists will be guests at St. Lawrence University and the Sustainable Energy Fair this weekend. Jim Merkel is an author, volunteer and engineer who moved from the military industry to a simpler, more sustainable way of life in the Northeast. He spoke with Todd Moe. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Apr 22, 2009 — It's Earth Day. All over the world, millions of people will be celebrating and speaking out about the critical environmental challenges. Slowing climate change tops contemporary lists. But researchers at SUNY's College of Environmental Science and Forestry say people are a rapidly growing part of the problem. In a statement issued this week, SUNY researchers argued that population control has to be a part of any long-term fix to the global warming. Brian Mann has more. Go to full article