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Arctic Sea Ice Update: The Melt Is on, How Low Will It Go?

A NASA Blue Marble view of Arctic sea ice on March 21, 2014 when it reached its maximum extent. (NSIDC)
by Bill Chameides
Apr 21, 2014

Arctic sea ice began its annual meltdown March 21.

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Obama Takes Bold Step to Geoengineer Climate Change

President Obama
by Bill Chameides
Apr 1, 2014

Reason for brutal winter in the United States finally explained.

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Climate Chatter: Kerry Statements and the Waffling Winds of Changing Positions

Sen. John McCain embraces his then-Senate colleague, John Kerry, during his confirmation hearing for secretary of state. When it comes to climate change, the two men sometimes embrace the same policy, sometimes not.  (Flickr/glynlowe some rights reserved)
by Bill Chameides
Mar 10, 2014

The U.S. secretary of state has been circling the globe, for the most part laboring to stifle the winds of war but also taking time to get a few sparks going on slowing climate change. The reviews from two of his former colleagues on the Hill have not been all that flattering.

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No Hiatus in High Extremes in Temperature

by Bill Chameides
Mar 6, 2014

New analysis concludes the hots are still getting hotter.

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Climate Change Chatter: SCOTUS and ‘Tailoring Rule’ Edition

Dave Johnston Coal-Fired Power Plant
by Bill Chameides
Feb 24, 2014

Today the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations.

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Waxing Environmental on Rep. Henry Waxman

Rep. Henry Waxman
by Bill Chameides
Feb 6, 2014

After 39 years representing the great state of California in the U.S House of Representatives, Democratic Representative Henry Waxman is calling it quits.

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Obama’s Climate Legacy May Come Down to Coal and ‘No’

President Obama delivers his State of the Union, 2014
by Bill Chameides
Feb 5, 2014

The Obama administration gave environmentalists little to cheer about last week, but the game is hardly over.

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Climate Change Chatter, Issue 13, SOTU Edition

President Obama delivering the State of the Union
by Bill Chameides
Jan 31, 2014

Climate change was among the topics Obama mentioned in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday.

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In a Global Warming World: Protect and Rebuild or Retreat?

Where Joe Tirone’s house in Oakwood Beach on Staten Island, New York, used to stand.  Tirone’s house was sold to the state and demolished as part of a buyout plan that will turn his neighborhood into greenspace that the state hopes will serve as protection from future storms. (Joe Tirone)
by Bill Chameides
Jan 29, 2014

Hurricane Sandy decimated coastal communities. Now what?

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In the House, a Little Quid Pro Coal?

Kentucky coal
by Bill Chameides
Jan 27, 2014

Coal is down but not out thanks in part to a pro-coal rider passed in the omnibus spending bill. Are we looking at pro-export policy or just a little mutual back-scratching?

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