The Obama administration’s plan to share weather satellite frequencies with commercial cellular carriers could severely degrade scientists’ ability to forecast hurricanes and monitor flooding, weather and spectrum, according to experts.
Source: Washington Post | Nation |
November 5, 2012
Ideas to protect low-lying coastal cities -- even those ideas once dismissed as too expensive or far-fetched -- are getting a second look from officials and scientists worried that climate change will spawn a succession of ever-more-violent Sandys.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg backed President Barack Obama over Republican Mitt Romney on Thursday, saying the incumbent Democrat will bring critically needed leadership to fight climate change after the East Coast devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy.
Source: The Sacramento Bee | Sacramento, Calif. |
November 2, 2012
The city of Sacramento is reviving a long-stalled plan to bring down the fences. The goal is an unbroken public path running another 10 miles to Freeport. The idea is stirring old emotions that kept the plan in the shadows for 15 years.
After two storms left nearly 1 million Connecticut homes and businesses without power last year, the state began testing whether small electric grids can provide power even when the main grid loses it.
In the past two years, Tennessee has become 17th in the nation for its solar-power capability, driven by a mix of federal, state and local incentives and a premium price paid by the Tennessee Valley Authority as a way to increase its renewable energy mix.
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