November 22, 2009 |
Is it a "Warmist Conspiracy," or a case of an e-mail being "taken completely out of context"? Regardless, the latest dust-up over the science of climate change appears unlikely to affect the dynamics of either a pending debate in the Senate or international climate negotiations in Copenhagen next month. Conservative bloggers have seized on a series of e-mails between leading climate scientists, which were obtained by computer hackers and posted online last week, as evidence of a scientific conspiracy to push claims about human-caused global warming.
June 24, 2009 |
Key Democrats reached a deal Tuesday that its supporters hope will lead to House passage of the biggest environmental bill in decades, one aimed at slowing the heating of the planet. Farm-state Democrats won concessions that will delay the Environmental Protection Agency from drafting regulations that could hamper the ethanol industry and will hand the Agriculture Department oversight of potentially lucrative projects to reduce greenhouse gases on farms.
January 11, 2009 |
An "eternal" flame at Bullhead City's new veterans memorial park that only lasted until city officials received a $961 gas bill has been relighted after complaints by veterans groups. The Medal of Honor Memorial at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Park alongside the Colorado River was lighted on Veterans Day in November. When the bill arrived in late December, city officials were stunned. The flame was extinguished Monday but was reignited by midmorning Friday after a meeting of city officials.
June 7, 2008 |
Senate leaders withdrew legislation that would have mandated major cuts in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions after falling a dozen votes shy of ending a GOP filibuster. Although the bill enjoyed bipartisan support, the weeklong floor debate devolved into partisan bickering over which party was most responsive to the plight of Americans trying to cope with rising gas prices. The bill would have cut greenhouse gas emissions 18% below 2005 levels by 2020 and nearly 70% by midcentury.
March 9, 2008 |
Serena Jen, a renter for 12 years, is determined to be ready to buy the next time prices are right. The real estate market being in a slump "gives me an added incentive to save more cash for a future down payment," the Los Feliz-area resident says. The problem with saving is the cost of everything. "In January, when I got my gas bill, I couldn't believe my eyes," Jen says. Her bill, usually about $8, was $40. So she wears a coat in the house when it's cold and wraps herself in a blanket to watch television.
December 19, 2007 |
Gil Smith hasn't told his children or his grandchildren yet that he can't give them Christmas presents this year. The longtime Screen Actors Guild member is not sure what to say or even how to say it. "A strike -- I'm not working," says Smith with a sigh, from his rented home in South-Central Los Angeles. "I have no Christmas money. I have enough to try and keep up with the bills, the utilities, the rent and hopefully to buy some food. That's it."