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US NEWS

Wapo – Gina McCarthy for EPA could be Obama’s most significant nominee

The Guardian – Can the new EPA chief stop Obama approving the Keystone XL pipeline?

USA Today – Obama taps new budget, energy, EPA chiefs

NYT – Obama to Nominate New Heads for Energy Department and E.P.A.

Wapo – Is fracking a ‘bridge’ to a clean-energy future? Ernest Moniz thinks so.

Huffpo – Ernest Moniz, Considered Fracking Shill By Some Environmentalists, Sparks Concern Amid Energy Department Nomination 

Climate Central – Spring May Arrive Five Weeks Earlier by 2100, Study Finds

INT’L NEWS

USAT – As Arctic ice melts, full steam ahead for shipping?

Guardian – Ships to sail directly over the north pole by 2050, scientists say

NBC – Global warming to open ‘crazy’ shipping routes across Arctic

NYT – Report Blames Climate Change for Extremes in Australia

FT – Oil demand could peak within five years

Bloomberg – Environmental lobby urges EU to ban UN carbon offsets after 2020

OPINION

WSJ Ed – Carbon Power Politics

Wapo Ed – Environmentalists are fighting the wrong battles

NYT Joe Nocera Column – A Scientist’s Misguided Crusade

Huffpo Oped -Nancy Colleton and Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd – The Next Secretary of Commerce or Weather?

WSJ Oped – J. Bennett Johnston – Natural Gas Exports and the Mythical ‘Sweet Spot’

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