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House To Vote On Controversial ‘No More National Parks’ Policy

House To Vote On Controversial ‘No More National Parks’ Policy | Environmental Policy | Scoop.it
The House of Representatives is planning to vote next week to overturn a 108 year-old law that presidents of both parties have used to protect iconic American places, including the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, and Arches National Park.
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www.culturalcognition.net - Cultural Cognition Blog - Science comprehension ("OSI") is a culturally random variable -- and don't let anyone experiencing motivated reasoning tell you otherwise!

www.culturalcognition.net - Cultural Cognition Blog - Science comprehension ("OSI") is a culturally random variable -- and don't let anyone experiencing motivated reasoning tell you otherwise! | Environmental Policy | Scoop.it
Here I've simply plotted " science comprehension" -score histograms for the four seg...
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Hansen's Climate Science and Advocacy Project Under Way

Hansen's Climate Science and Advocacy Project Under Way | Environmental Policy | Scoop.it
Fundraising, outreach ongoing for policy-shaping effort led by former NASA scientist
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Supreme Court takes up challenge to Obama and the EPA (+video)

Supreme Court takes up challenge to Obama and the EPA (+video) | Environmental Policy | Scoop.it
The key question before the court is whether the Obama EPA overstepped its authority when it sought to expand greenhouse gas regulations to a wide range of sources of such emissions.
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Believe It Or Not, Last Month Was One Of The Hottest Januaries Ever Recorded

Believe It Or Not, Last Month Was One Of The Hottest Januaries Ever Recorded | Environmental Policy | Scoop.it
Despite the polar vortex in America, GISS and NOAA ranked last month as the 3rd and 4th warmest January on record, respectively.
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Finding common ground fosters understanding of climate change

Grasping the concept of climate change and its impact on the environment can be difficult. Establishing common ground and using models, however, can break down barriers and present the concept in an easily understood manner, says an ecologist and modeler.
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Have the climate sceptics really won?

Have the climate sceptics really won? | Environmental Policy | Scoop.it
Roger Pielke Jr: Despite recent fears of sceptics winning public debates, they are not all powerful, but have cast a spell upon their opponents
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Nuclear Waste Solution Seen in Desert Salt Beds

Nuclear Waste Solution Seen in Desert Salt Beds | Environmental Policy | Scoop.it
Salt beds half a mile beneath the surface are being targeted as a possible repository for radioactive material left over from power reactors and weapons.
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A Hunk Of Planet Dissolves Before Our Eyes

A Hunk Of Planet Dissolves Before Our Eyes | Environmental Policy | Scoop.it
It's been there for thousands, maybe tens of thousands of years — a huge, solid, endless mass of white ice. Then, all of sudden ("It's starting, Adam," says an onlooker) there's a crack, then another, and whoosh, an immense field vanishes — splits, splits again, and right before your eyes (you've got to see this) sinks into the sea. This is how ice leaves our planet.
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The Global Warming Hiatus, 2013, And Some Data (#FauxPause)

The Global Warming Hiatus, 2013, And Some Data (#FauxPause) | Environmental Policy | Scoop.it
First, there is no hiatus. Climate science skeptics claim that warming stopped in 1998. It didn’t. Stefan Rahmstorf has a nice post placing 2013 in context with the most recent data, HERE. Just click the “translate” button to read it in your favorite language. UPDATE: Stefan’s post is now HERE on Real Climate, in English.…
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Keystone Report Said Likely to Disappoint Pipeline Foes

Keystone Report Said Likely to Disappoint Pipeline Foes | Environmental Policy | Scoop.it
A U.S. State Department report has concluded that the Keystone XL pipeline will not significantly worsen climate change, according to congressional aides briefed on the study, in a setback for opponents of the project.
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Critics Of Obama’s Carbon Rules Have A Shoddy Record Predicting Regulations’ Costs

Critics Of Obama’s Carbon Rules Have A Shoddy Record Predicting Regulations’ Costs | Environmental Policy | Scoop.it
A major utility group overshot how much previous rules for sulfur dioxide emissions would hike electricity rates by 16 to 24 percent.
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Big Bang's Smoking Gun Found : DNews

Big Bang's Smoking Gun Found : DNews | Environmental Policy | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have found direct evidence of the expansion of the universe, a previously theoretical event that took place a fraction of a second after the Big Bang explosion nearly 14 billion years ago.
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Science and Technology Knowledge Quiz

Science and Technology Knowledge Quiz | Environmental Policy | Scoop.it
Take our 13-question quiz to test your knowledge of scientific concepts. Then see how you did in comparison with the 1,006 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a national poll conducted by the Pew Research Center and Smithsonian magazine.
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Cimate Change Mitigation and Preparation | The Energy Collective

Cimate Change Mitigation and Preparation | The Energy Collective | Environmental Policy | Scoop.it
The next big report from the world’s leading climate scientists is on impacts, it’s due the end of March, and it isn’t pretty. As the AP summarized, starvation, poverty, flooding, heat waves, droughts, war and disease are likely to worsen as the world warms from man-made climate change.
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Finding common ground fosters understanding of climate change

Finding common ground fosters understanding of climate change | Environmental Policy | Scoop.it
Grasping the concept of climate change and its impact on the environment can be difficult. Establishing common ground and using models, however, can break down barriers and present the concept in an easily understood manner.
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Watch: Amazing Visualization Of Arctic Ice Over The Last 25 Years | I Fucking Love Science

Watch: Amazing Visualization Of Arctic Ice Over The Last 25 Years | I Fucking Love Science | Environmental Policy | Scoop.it
The NOAA has released a video showing 25 years' worth data of Arctic ice. Unfortunately, it is increasingly younger and thinner.
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White House pledges $1 billion to prepare for climate change

White House pledges $1 billion to prepare for climate change | Environmental Policy | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled a $1 billion fund in his 2015 budget to help communities across the United States prepare for the impact of climate change.The fund, announced
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BREAKING: Another, Completely Separate Spill in West Virginia Is Contaminating The Water

BREAKING: Another, Completely Separate Spill in West Virginia Is Contaminating The Water | Environmental Policy | Scoop.it
This spill occurs about a month after a chemical spill polluted the water for 300,000 West Virginians.
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EPA: “Alaska Gold” Mine a Threat to Salmon Fisheries – Alaska Gold - FRONTLINE

EPA: “Alaska Gold” Mine a Threat to Salmon Fisheries – Alaska Gold - FRONTLINE | Environmental Policy | Scoop.it
The EPA's final assessment is the latest setback for the proposed Pebble Mine project, which would be one of the largest open-pit mines in the world.
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E.P.A. Staff Struggling to Create Pollution Rule

E.P.A. Staff Struggling to Create Pollution Rule | Environmental Policy | Scoop.it
Success could result in the most significant action taken by the United States to curb climate change. But it will not come easily.
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In The American West, A Battle Unfolds Over Bugs, Climate Change And The Fate Of An Iconic Species

In The American West, A Battle Unfolds Over Bugs, Climate Change And The Fate Of An Iconic Species | Environmental Policy | Scoop.it
A stand of dead whitebark pine atop Packsaddle Peak in Montana, killed by an infestation of mountain pine beetles. (Kate Sheppard)
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