TOP STORIES: 2.27

US NEWS

The Patriot News – Tom Ridge: ‘Climate change is a national security threat’

Roll Call – K Street Files: Manufacturers, Citing Job Losses, Oppose Carbon Tax

USAT – NASA: Climate change thins forests in eastern U.S.

The State – Ex-wildlife chief warns of climate change in SC

NYT – Feeding ourselves on a warming planet

AP – 2nd major snowstorm in a week paralyzes parts of Midwest, knocks out power to more than 100K

NYT – Nature, Re-engineered to Meet Energy Needs

LAT – If you’re waiting for bio-fuels, you’ll be waiting a lot longer

Guardian – Deepwater Horizon safety was a shared effort, says BP executive

NYT – BP Executive Testifies That a Rig Explosion in the Gulf Was a Known Risk

Reuters – Acting EPA chief warns staff of furloughs

NYT – Post-Fukushima, Arguments for Nuclear Safety Bog Down

INT’L NEWS

Guardian – Global warming and airflow changes ’caused US and EU heatwaves’

UPI – Climate models hint at coral die-offs

Egypt Independent – Climate change and water mismanagement parch Egypt

Reuters – EU lawmakers back suspension of airline carbon payments

Reuters – Elephant seals help scientists solve climate mystery

UPI – France seeks to boost marine energy

Huffpo – Water Scarcity ‘Must Be Addressed Urgently’ To Avoid Food Shortages, Nestle CEO Paul Bulcke Says

BBC – Stretchy battery drawn to three times its size

OPINION

NYT Oped – Daniel F. Becker & James Gertenzang – Limiting carbon dioxidepollution by power plants

Wapo Ed – A watery waste of taxpayers’ money

Slate Opinion – Will Oremus – Even China Will Have a Carbon Tax Before We Do

Florida News Chief Ed – Climate Change: Risk for Floridians

Reuters Opinion – Jonathan Rogers – Why green isn’t always the new black

Jackson Citizen – Patriot Oped – Nancy James – Michigan should embrace renewable sources, efficiency when setting energy goals

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