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Anti-Coal Protesters Block Gates to Capitol Power Plant

Article: Anti-Coal Protesters Block Gates to Capitol Power Plant

WASHINGTON, DC, March 2, 2009 (ENS) – Several thousand demonstrators marched through chilly winds and snow to the Capitol’s coal-fired power plant today in a bid to attract the attention of lawmakers to the dangers of climate change. An estimated 2,500 protesters organized by Capitol Climate Action blocked the five main gates to the Capitol…

Last Year Was Earth's Coolest Since 2000

Article: Last Year Was Earth's Coolest Since 2000

NEW YORK, New York, February 24, 2009 (ENS) – Climatologists at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City said today that 2008 was the planet’s coolest year since 2000. Yet this does not mean that global warming is no longer a threat, they said. The analysis also showed that 2008 was…

Slashing Coal Emissions Alone May Avert Climate Threat

Article: Slashing Coal Emissions Alone May Avert Climate Threat

NEW YORK, New York, September 12, 2008 (ENS) – An ongoing rise in atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide emitted by burning fossil fuels might be kept below harmful levels if emissions from coal are phased out within the next few decades, says Dr. James Hansen, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for…

Climate Scientist James Hansen Honored for Speaking Truth to Power

Article: Climate Scientist James Hansen Honored for Speaking Truth to Power

BOSTON, Massachusetts, February 17, 2008 (ENS) – James Hansen, a federal government scientist who has spoken out about human influence on the global climate despite political pressure to alter his message, is the recipient of the 2007 Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility given by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS. The…