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Scientists call for careful use of time scales, reference dates and statistical approaches in analyzing climate change trends to avoid distortion and hampering of response

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Interpolated surfaces showing the change in mean annual temperature across Alaska for three different time series: 1949?2009, Red colors represent a temperature increase, blue indicates a decrease, and beige indicates no change. Is it warming?”, “Is it cooling?”), and these outlets are often the major information source for the general public and policy makers on the issue of climate. Chart showing mean annual air temperature for Nome, Alaska.

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US Global Change Research Program Issues Report on Impacts of Climate Change in US; Details Point to Potential Value of Early, Aggressive Action

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Widespread climate-related impacts are occurring now in the US and are expected to increase. Climate change is already having visible impacts in the United States, and the choices we make now will determine the severity of its impacts in the future, according to the final release of the report “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States”. It is clear that climate change is happening now. Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States.

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UAF installs ocean acidification buoy in Alaska waters; first such in high-latitude coastal sea

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A new set of buoys in Alaska waters will help scientists understand how climate change may be affecting the pH level of northern seas. University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) researchers placed the first buoy last month. Other moorings have been deployed with ocean acidification sensors, but this is the first complete package in Alaska. Mathis adds that the buoy will also help scientists determine how seawater pH changes throughout the seasons.

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Senators Sanders, Boxer propose legislation to institute GHG price on large stationary sources and remove support for fossil fuel industries

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The proposal was drafted as two measures, the Climate Protection Act —which sets the carbon price and finance programs for sustainable technologies—and the Sustainable Energy Act —which ends federal support for fossil fuel companies and research and extends tax incentives for renewables. Climate Change Coal Emissions Natural Gas Oil PolicyBernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)

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EIA releases report on CO2 emissions by state; California led in 2010 with transportation-sector emissions

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Factors such as size, population density, available fuels, types of businesses, climate, all play a role in both total and per capita emissions, the EIA noted. tonnes/person) and Alaska (54.6 If the emissions associated with the generation of electricity were allocated to the states where that electricity is consumed, in many cases, the emissions profiles of both the producing and consuming states would change, the EIA noted. Climate Change Emissions

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NRC report projects sea level off most of California will rise at slightly higher rate than global average; lower rate for Oregon, Washington, NorCal; variety of factors affect outcome

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fingerprints) of melting of ice from Alaska, Greenland, and Antarctica; and vertical land motions along the coast. The output of GCMs (global climate models) was used to project the steric contribution (primarily thermal expansion) to global sea-level rise over the three time frames. Climate Change Climate models

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Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, built their climate change bill last year in large measure around it. As Senators Graham, Kerry and Lieberman try to resuscitate the climate change bill by introducing a revised bill in mid-to-late April, twenty-three U.S. Western Climate Initiative (WCI). Fuel-Substitution and Opportunities for Process Change. Reliable GHG emissions data are a keystone component of any climate change program.

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Study Finds East Siberian Arctic Shelf Showing Instability and Widespread Venting of the GHG Methane; Releases May Be Much Larger and Faster Than Anticipated

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A section of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf (ESAS) seafloor that holds vast stores of frozen methane (CH 4 ) is showing signs of instability and widespread venting of the gas, according to the findings of an international research team led by University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists Natalia Shakhova and Igor Semiletov. In contrast to on-land permafrost, sub-sea permafrost has experienced a drastic change in its thermal regime because of the seawater inundation. Top left.

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Does the US Senate Have The Balls To Stand Up For Your Children? Not Without YOU Forcing Them To

Creative Greenius

Here on the local scene in the South Bay of Los Angeles our local elected officials are doing their homework, understand the tipping point we now stand upon and are acting to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by completing their carbon inventories and creating Climate Action Plans to get us to the safe zone of 350 ppm of CO2. But this half-assed step is world’s better than no step, or more delay while the climate reaches the point of no return.

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Universal Hydrogen secures additional $62M in financing to accelerate first test flight of hydrogen-powered regional aircraft to 2022

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Universal Hydrogen has secured a substantial commercial order pipeline, including previously-announced LOIs from Icelandair, Air Nostrum, Ravn Alaska, and ASL Aviation Holdings.

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EGEB: British secret service is spying on countries’ polluting actions

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The head of the UK’s MI6 says it checks that industrial nations are “playing fair” on climate change promises. Oil production in Alaska reaches lowest level in more than 40 years.

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New NASA Satellite Survey Reveals Dramatic Arctic Sea Ice Thinning

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Previously, scientists relied only on measurements of area to determine how much of the Arctic Ocean is covered in ice, but ICESat makes it possible to monitor ice thickness and volume changes over the entire Arctic Ocean for the first time. Between 2004 and 2008, multi-year ice cover shrank 595,000 square miles—nearly the size of Alaska’s land area. These are dramatic changes. At the same time, the thickness of the FY [first-year] ice cover has not changed significantly.

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20 airlines commit to use new technologies to minimize climate impact; Target True Zero

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Twenty airline members of the World Economic Forum’s Target True Zero initiative committed to utilizing new technologies, such as electric, hydrogen and hybrid aircraft, to address the challenge of climate change. The Target True Zero initiative will address the role novel propulsion technologies like electric and hydrogen aviation can play in the transition to an aviation system with true zero climate impacts.

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Obama issues Executive Order establishing Arctic Executive Steering Committee to enhance coordination of national efforts in the Arctic

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President Obama issued an executive order establishing the Arctic Executive Steering Committee to provide guidance to executive departments and agencies and to enhance coordination of Federal Arctic policies across agencies, offices, State, local, and Alaska Native tribal governments and similar Alaska Native organizations, academic and research institutions, and the private and nonprofit sectors.

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US DOE to award up to $20M for research on methane hydrates

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory has issued a solicitation ( DE-FOA-0000891 ) for up to $20 million in funding for projects that focus on the following three technical topic areas: (1) characterization of methane hydrate deposits; (2) response of methane hydrate reservoirs to induced environmental change; and (3) response of methane hydrate systems to natural environmental change. DOE-Alaska cooperation on unconventional resources.

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Expansion of sugarcane crop in Brazil to areas previously occupied by crops or pastureland leads to local cooling

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A new study led by Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology has found that the expansion of sugarcane crop in Brazil in areas previously occupied by other Brazilian crops cools the local climate. The study is published in the second issue of Nature Climate Change. The researchers used data from hundreds of satellite images over 733,000 square miles—an area larger than the state of Alaska. Nature Climate Change doi: 10.1038/nclimate1067.

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BOEMRE releases study on incorporating climate effects into oil-spill risk analysis for Arctic

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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) released a new report evaluating how climate change may affect the environmental conditions measured and used in mathematical modeling for oil-spill trajectory analysis in the Arctic region. Key findings from the study include recommendations on the scientific methodology to use in explaining recent, rapidly changing Arctic conditions.

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US Court of Appeals Halts Alaskan Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday halted a 5-year oil and gas leasing program begun under the Bush Administration that had expanded previous lease offerings in the Beaufort, Bering, and Chukchi Seas off the coast of Alaska, pending further environmental review. The court dismissed the NEPA-based climate change claim, the NEPA baseline data clime, and the ESA claim.

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ULA Atlas V rocket launches NOAA, NASA weather satellite

Teslarati

GOES-T is a powerful weather satellite that will be responsible for monitoring weather patterns and improving forecasts across the Western United States and North America, including Alaska and Hawaii.

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InDEED, a success

Electric Auto Association

With the pandemic, with climate change issues coming to the forefront, with a change in Administration, there’s just incredible interest in EVs right now.” DEED road rally in Juneau, Alaska. Drive Electric Earth Day sets new records in attendance.

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Arctic oil on life support

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As drilling technology advances, conventional oil reserves become harder to find, and climate change contributes to melting sea ice, the Arctic has moved up on the list of priorities in oil company board rooms. That had companies moving north: Royal Dutch Shell off the coast of Alaska; Statoil in the Norwegian Arctic; and ExxonMobil in conjunction with Russia’s Rosneft in the Russian far north. by Nick Cunningham for Oilprice.com. Oil companies have eyed the Arctic for years.

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FAA launches new Center of Excellence for alternative jet fuels; $40M in funding over 10 years

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Research and development efforts by the team will focus on NextGen environmental goals for noise, air quality, climate change and energy. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected a team of universities to lead a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence ( COE ) for alternative jet fuels and the environment.

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Six refineries in $425M settlement with EPA and DOJ over emissions violations

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The settlement, a consent decree lodged in US District Court for the Western District of Texas, includes provisions that resolves ongoing Clean Air Act violations at refineries in Kenai, Alaska; Martinez, California; Kapolei, Hawaii; Mandan, North Dakota; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Anacortes, Washington. Refineries also emit greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, as well as fugitive VOCs.

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Study Finds That Geoengineering Technique of Ocean Iron Fertilization Can Stimulate Toxic Diatom Blooms

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In a new collaborative study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), oceanographers and students from Canada and the United States have demonstrated that ocean iron enrichment—a proposed geo-engineering technique designed to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and curb climate change—sharply increases the chances of developing toxic diatom blooms.

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Study Concludes Peak Coal Will Occur Close to 2011

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They treated areas with large resources but little production history, such as Alaska and the Russian Far East, as sensitivities on top of this base case, producing an additional 125 Gt of coal. They then compared their findings with 40 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scenarios in the Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES) Report.

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DOE to Support Research Associated with Water Issues for Shale Gas and Alaskan Oil and Natural Gas

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Increasing population, heightened per capita water demands, regional droughts, and concerns over climate change have combined to make water issues even more pressing. Applications for Alaska’s energy resources are sought to: Develop alternatives to ice roads and ice pads, especially for application in hilly or rolling terrain, or in areas where water resources are relatively scarce.

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Going with the talent flow

Electric Auto Association

In addition to giving testimony at hearings where “pretty much everyone who shows up is from our chapter,” he explained, he also has advised groups like Citizens’ Climate Lobby on how to advocate for carbon pricing in the legislature. A chapter in Oregon is guided by the genius of its members.

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LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman defends Elon Musk against Trump

Teslarati

It all started when Trump claimed at a rally in Alaska that Elon Musk had told him that he voted for him. Started EV revolution w/Tesla, resurrected US rocket industry w/SpaceX, fighting climate change while promoting American innovation.”

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Proposed 2018 Trump budgets cuts EPA funding 31.4%, DOE 5.6%, DOT 12.7%, NSF 10.7%

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Δ Clean Air and Global Climate Change. Examples of eliminations include: Energy Star; Targeted Airshed Grants; the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program; and infrastructure assistance to Alaska Native Villages and the Mexico Border. The Trump Administration released its proposed FY 2018 budget, which it calls “A New Foundation for American Greatness”. To help achieve the Administration’s overall budget goal in 10 years, the FY2018 budget includes $3.6

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Cleantech Blog Cleantechblog.com, the premier cleantech site for commentary on news and technology relating to clean tech, greentech, energy, climate change and carbon, and the environment. Ontological Shock An Open Letter to Fred Krupp Report from GridEcon Conference SGS Climate Change Head on the First Carbon Credit.

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An Electric Road Trip Across The Americas

CleanTechnica

Electric Americas recently contacted CleanTechnica about their upcoming adventure, an electric road trip to promote planetary well-being — from Alaska to Patagonia. Cars Clean Transport Climate Change Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Electric Americas

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Batteries & Biofuels, Not Aluminum & Hydrogen, Will Fuel The Airlines Of The Near Future (Part 1)

CleanTechnica

Hydrogen is a very expensive alternative, so other options that are less expensive and have equal or better characteristics are going to dominate.

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