F-g gets the green light Britain should press ahead with fracking, the chairman of the Government’s climate change advisory body said yesterday. Lord Deben dismissed claims by green groups that fracking would cause significant damage to the environment, adding that Britain needed to drill shale wells to reduce reliance on foreign imports of fossil fuel..
House GOP moves to slash funds for Obama priorities unless health care law is stripped of money - Congressional Republicans are moving to gut many of President Barack Obama’s top priorities with the sharpest spending cuts in a generation and a new push to hold government financing hostage unless the president’s signature health care law is stripped of money this fall.
Distant Quakes Trigger Temblors in the Oil Patch: Study - Wells filled with waste injection fluids at oil and gas fields across the United States are at risk of small earthquakes triggered by larger temblors across the globe, according to a new study published Thursday.
"Liberated Carbon"This song, from "A Very Fine Line," the first CD by Andy Revkin, is a 3-minute history of humanity's relationship with fossil fuels. Here are the lyrics and more background, from the Dot Earth blog: http://j.mp/liberatedcarbon
BBC series: Dr Iain Stewart traces the history of climate change from its very beginning and examines just how the scientific community managed to get it so very wrong back in the Seventies. Along the way he uncovers some of the great unsung heroes of climate change science, and introduces us to a secret organisation of American government scientists, known as Jason, who wrote the first official report on global warming as far back as 1979.