A new cold war is forming — very cold. The Navy expects to have enough trained personnel and equipment by 2030 to respond to contingencies and emergencies in the Arctic, said Robert Freeman, spokesman for the Oceanographer of the Navy.
But the announcement from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell triggered an uproar from Alaska leaders, angry that the federal government was making a decision that they said would harm the state’s economy.
Few seem satisfied with President Obama’s new oil and gas drilling plan. The industry opposes making more of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge a highly protected wilderness area.
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Ashton Carter as President Obama’s new secretary of Defense in a 93-5 vote. Carter, 60, will be the 25th secretary of Defense and Obama’s fourth.
The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Environment, and Oversight Subcommittee held a joint hearing entitled “Bridging the Gap: America’s Weather Satellites and Weather Forecasting.”
A panel of the NRC is calling for federal funding of research into two controversial areas of climate science: removing carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere and albedo modification (AM), or shading the planet from the sun by tinkering with the sky.
A federal marine sanctuary protecting coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico could grow five times in size under a plan being proposed to safeguard an even larger area of the Gulf from scavengers looking for historic shipwrecks, ships dropping anchor, commercial fishing and oil and gas drilling.
GoreSat is going to space at last. The 1,250 lbs satellite, officially known as the Deep Space Climate Observatory, is to lift off Sunday at 6:10 p.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Energy and Power held a hearing on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) FY 2016 budget.
Examining EPA’s Proposed Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rules From New, Modified, And Existing Power Plants
The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing entitled, “Oversight Hearing: Examining EPA’s proposed carbon dioxide emissions rules from new, modified, and existing power plants.”