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House clean energy bill will produce $1.5 trillion in new economic benefits

A new policy brief  reports that the economic benefits of the emissions cap in the Waxman-Markey bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives will yield economic benefits that are as much as nine times larger than the cap's economic costs.

Global Ocean Temperatures in August warmest on record

For the second month in a row, global ocean surface temperatures are the warmest on record. 

U.S. Climate Legislation is Key to Success in Copenhagen

“The most important thing Congress can do for successful international negotiations at Copenhagen is pass domestic legislation,” stated Todd Stern, President Obama’s Special Envoy for Climate Change, during today’s (10 September 2009) Congressional hearing—Roadmap to Copenhagen: Driving Towards Success.

New Report: Climate Change Impacts Threatens U.S. with "Prohibitive Costs"

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) today (10 September 2009) released a brief report assessing the economic costs of climate change in the U.S., concluding that "every region in the country will confront large costs from climate change in the form of damages to infrastructure, diminished public heath, and threats to vital industries employing millions of Americans." 

Himalayas are climate change hotspot

Alterations in Himalayan ecosystems from climate change could dramatically alter the lives of over 700 million people that live in this region.

New Analysis Shows Indiana Will Warm Dramatically

According to a new state-by-state analysis by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), average annual temperatures in Indiana may increase by more than 9°F  by the end of the century if global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise. 

Montana’s Spring Seasons Are Already Warming

According to a new analysis by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Montana is already experiencing hotter springs.

The Cost of Protecting Montana Homes from Wildfires will more than Double by 2025

According to a recent study, protecting Montana homes from wildfires will cost double to quadruple by 2025. 

Warming In The Arctic Could Have Far-Reaching Consequences For U.S. And Planet

A new study released today by the World Wildlife Fund says that rapid climate change in the Arctic is happening faster than expected, with major impacts well beyond the region, including changing weather patterns, flooding coastal areas and accelerate climate change.

New 5-year study by USGS and WWF to Examine Climate Change Impacts on Waterbirds

According to a USGS press release September Science Picks -- Hot News about Cool Science (2 Sep 2009), "Climate change may affect critical water resources that support prey for 75 migratory bird species in the Great Basin."

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