TOP STORIES: 1.30

OPINION

WSJ Oped – Roger Pilke – Dear Expert, Please Cook the Books

Al- Jazeera Opinion – Hilal Elver – How serious is Obama about climate change? 

MSNBC Opinion – Shanta N. Covington – Obama mentioned climate change, so now what?

The Africa Report Oped – Richard Munang and Zhen Han – Climate Change: Is Africa being shortchanged?

WSJ Commentary – Wayne Ma – China’s Air Pollution Problem: Whose Responsibility?

U.S. NEWS

USAT – Climate change a threat to wildlife

Wapo – Kerry gets overwhelming Senate backing to lead State Department

Houston Chron – Cornyn, Cruz cast 2 of only 3 votes against John Kerry

Guardian – John Kerry’s confirmation as secretary of state delights climate campaigners

NPR – Drought Causes Ripple Effect Along Mighty Mississippi River

TIME – Obama Talks Climate Change. California Is Acting On It

Politico – Coal miners see progress ahead in Congress, Courts

AP – BP’s Guilty Plea For 2010 Gulf Spill Approved By Federal Judge

INT’L NEWS

Wapo – China is burning nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined

WSJ – China Uses Nearly as Much Coal as Rest of World Combined, EIA Says

Bloomberg – Residents Told to Stay Inside Again, Smog Covers Beijing

The Economist – Airline emissions – A business traveller’s footprint

Guardian – Tigers under threat from disappearing mangrove forest

Guardian – Sea change: the Bay of Bengal’s vanishing islands

Guardian – Shell verdict will determine whether other firms could be tried for oil spills

Deutche Welle – Climate change refugees lack legal protection

Telegraph – Climate change ‘causing rise in flu epidemics’, claims study

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