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February 2010

Leaving the trash behind

It’s widely known that airplanes spew out a lot of greenhouse gas emissions. Less well known is that airlines generate 7.5 million pounds of trash

Global weirding is here

Thomas Friedman writes in the New York Times on “global weirding”, which happens when climates change. Extreme weather events become more common. He wants the

Around the redwoods, the fog Is dissipating

Researchers have found that coastal summer fogs in central California have decreased by about a third since the early 20th century. They don’t attribute the

Fjords contribute to melting of glaciers

Greenland’s glaciers are melting, contributing to a rise in sea levels. What’s more, they are melting faster than before, according to two studies just published.

Race is on to develop green, clean technology

This New York Times analysis from Davos stresses the importance of developing greener technology, which will reshape the world economy. The winner will dominate that

New federal climate agency forming

The Obama administration will form an agency to study and report on climate change. The new Climate Service will work with the National Weather and