UK carbon emissions rise; official calls for stronger action

Mainly due to a shift from gas to coal for electricity generation, UK’s greenhouse gas emissions rose by 1.25 per cent last year. Environment Secretary David Miliband said the move demonstrates the need for increased action on climate change.

U.S. Senators eye spies for new phase in climate-change battle

Senators of both political parties have introduced legislation pushing for U.S. intelligence agencies to assess the danger to the nation's security posed by global warming.

Science Committee Slams Industry-funded climate science attack

Ah, a breath of fresh air on Capitol Hill today. Was it the spring air? Nope, it was a Congressional Subcommittee hearing today questioning industry efforts within science agencies, like NASA, NOAA and the EPA, to control federal scientists and confuse the public around the science of global warming.

Check here for the RealPlayer webcast and hit read more for some quotes DSBlog has pulled from the proceedings, as well as some research on one particular Republican Senator's outrageous “scientific sources” on global warming.

In The Bag

In six months, San Francisco will become the first North American city to ban plastic bags. It's likely that Mayor Gavin Newsom will approve the legislation which was voted in by San Francisco's Board of Supervisors. The city, which uses 181 million plastic bags annually is set to save 450,000 gallons of oil a year with this move, as well as eliminating the 1400 tons of plastic bag waste currently sent to landfills.

US admin. interference with climate science exposed in whistleblower report

The watchdog Government Accountability Project has released a 138-page report (pdf.) on the White House-orchestrated plot to suppress climate-change research that deviated from Bush administration policy.

Here's a realplayer webcast of the House Science Committee hearing where the report was release today.

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