TOP STORIES: Weekend Edition 2.23-2.24

US NEWS

US News & World Report – Obama Administration Moves Forward on Climate Change Without Congress

NYT – Obama’s Backers Seek Big Donors to Press Agenda

Wapo – Study: Gas taxes are six times as effective as stricter fuel-economy standards

NYT – In Drought-Stricken Heartland, Snow is No Savior

NPR – Despite Lingering Drought, USDA Predicts A Flood Of Grain

Wapo – Historic U.S. drought will continue into spring and summer, experts say

Grist – Louisiana may see the highest-rising seas in the world

NYT – After a Charging System Test, a Debate Erupts Online

Daily Beast – Environmental Groups Target Ernest Moniz, President Obama’s Likely Choice for Energy Secretary

NYT – Ahead of Trial, Talk of a BP Settlement in 2010 Oil Spill

Wapo – BP, Halliburton, Transocean, plaintiffs’ lawyers all prepare to face off in gulf oil spill trial

Huffpo – Cape Wind: Regulation, Litigation And The Struggle To Develop Offshore Wind Power In The U.S.

Clean Technica – Department of Defense Launches Attack on Climate Change

Daily Beast – At The Hanford Nuclear Reservation, A Steady Drip Of Toxic Trouble

INT’L NEWS

Boulder Daily Camera – Earth’s Average Temperature For January Ties As Ninth Warmest On Record: NOAA 

NYT – In a Warming World, Look to the Herbivores

BBC  – Siberian permafrost thaw warning sparked by cave data

NYT – North Africa’s Prospects as Energy Goliath Are Fading

Japan Times – Tokyo, Beijing to cooperate over China air pollution menace

Reuters – Saudi Arabia sets out roadmap for major renewable energy programme

Scotsman – Warning on Scotland’s climate change targets

Zee News India – Arunachal apples losing taste due to climate change

Japan Today – Panasonic launches 100,000 Solar Lantern Project

RenewEconomy – Solar Frontier Predicts 50% Cut In Price Of Its Thin-Film Solar Modules

Huffpo – China Admits Existence Of ‘Cancer Villages’ In Report, As Pollution Concerns Mount 

OPINION

Guardian Oped – John Abraham – Keystone XL decision will define Barack Obama’s legacy on climate change

Wapo Oped – Heather R. Mizeur – Fracking in Md.: Let’s look before we leap

Grist Oped – David Roberts – The virtues of being unreasonable on Keystone

Vancouver Sun Column – Andrew McCredie – Auto journalists need to unplug their biases

Huffpo Oped – Michael Brune – No Time to Cool Off

Boulder Daily Camers Oped – Mark Reynolds- GOP can be part of climate change solution 

The Observer Oped- Lucy Siegle – Isn’t it ethical to use less heating?

Daily Beast Opinion – Michael Tomasky – Deluded Republican Reformers

Clean Technica Oped – Diane Moss – 100% Renewable Energy: Becoming the New Normal?

Cleveland Plain Dealer Ted Diadiun Column – Reporting on climate change

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