Brady Dennis and Chris Mooney, The Washington Post Published 11:13 am PST, Friday, November 23, 2018 The federal government on Friday released a long-awaited report with an unmistakable message: The impacts of climate change, from deadly wildfires to increasingly debilitating hurricanes and heat waves, are already battering the United States, and the danger of more such catastrophes is worsening. The report's authors, who represent numerous federal agencies, say they are more certain than ever that climate change poses a severe threat to Americans' health and pocketbooks, as well as to the country's infrastructure and natural resources. And while it avoids policy recommendations, the report's sense of urgency and alarm stand in stark contrast to the lack of any apparent plan from President Donald Trump to tackle the problems which, according to the government he runs, are increasingly dire. The congressionally mandated document - the first of its kind issued during the … [Read more...] about Major Trump administration climate report says damages are ‘intensifying across the country’
Christie Wilcox, The Washington Post Published 2:07 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Ruth Gates, a preeminent coral-reef biologist and marine conservationist best remembered for advocating the breeding of a "super coral" that could resist the effects of global warming and replenish rapidly deteriorating reefs worldwide, died Oct. 25 at a hospital in Kailua, Hawaii. She was 56. The Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, which she directed and is part of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, announced the death. The cause was complications related to treatment for brain cancer, said her wife, Robin Burton-Gates. Dr. Gates grew up in England and said she first became transfixed by coral reefs through the color TV films of sea explorer Jacques Cousteau. "Even though Cousteau was coming through the television, he unveiled the oceans in a way that nobody else had been able to," she told the New Yorker in 2016. By 11, she said she knew she wanted to be a marine biologist. She … [Read more...] about Ruth Gates, renowned coral scientist and conservation advocate, dies at 56
Seth Borenstein, Ap Science Writer Updated 4:19 pm CDT, Thursday, October 4, 2018 FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, wind turbines stand over a farmhouse near Northwood, Iowa. A new study out of Harvard finds that ramping up wind power in America would also dial up the nation’s temperatures. less FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, wind turbines stand over a farmhouse near Northwood, Iowa. A new study out of Harvard finds that ramping up wind power in America would also dial up the nation’s ... more Photo: Charlie Neibergall, AP FILE - In this June 1, 2017 file photo, wind turbines, which are part of the Lost Creek Wind Farm, stand against the sky at dusk near King City, Mo. A new study out of Harvard finds that ramping up wind power in America would also dial up the nation’s temperatures. less FILE - In this June 1, 2017 file photo, wind turbines, which are part of the Lost … [Read more...] about No free lunch for renewables: More wind power would warm US
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Science Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by Kelvin Droegemeier, a well-regarded meteorologist, has a long research record. But his views on climate change are not well known. ByCarl Zimmer Aug. 1, 2018 President Trump will nominate Kelvin Droegemeier, a well-regarded meteorologist who studies severe storms, to be director of the federal Office of Science and Technology Policy. The director acts as the president’s chief adviser on science. The post has been vacant since Mr. Trump’s inauguration, by far the longest the office has been without a director since the position was created in 1976. “I am deeply honored to have been selected by President Trump to serve the nation as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and I look forward to the Senate confirmation process,” Dr. Droegemeier, 59, said in a … [Read more...] about Trump Finally Picks a Science Adviser. And Scientists? They Seem Relieved.
Chris Mooney, The Washington Post Published 11:48 am, Friday, May 4, 2018 Photo: Washington Post Photo By Matt McClain. Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 The headquarters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The headquarters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Matt McClain. It has been more than a year since EPA took down its climate website for 'updating' 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The news came on a Friday evening in late April last year: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had removed an informational website about climate change, taking down a page that had been up, in some form, for nearly two decades and under three presidents. Before its removal, the page had plainly stated a position on climate change: It is caused by humans, and there's no significant … [Read more...] about It has been more than a year since EPA took down its climate website for ‘updating’