"WASHINGTON — As millions of people along the East Coast hole up in their snowbound homes, the two sides in the climate-change debate are seizing on the mounting drifts to bolster their arguments."
The bright-golden spray toads, small as a dime, once lived in the spray of a waterfall on the Kihansi River in Tanzania. A dam funded by the World Bank destroyed the species habitat, and they are now extinct in the wild. They now live only in captivity.
"Anti-whaling protest group Sea Shepherd said a Japanese whaling vessel 'intentionally rammed' one of its protest boats on Saturday during a standoff in Antarctic waters."
"The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has received national pledges to cut and limit greenhouse gases by 2020 from 55 countries, including China and the United States that together account for 78 percent of global emissions from energy use."
"[Rajendra K.] Pachauri and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are now under intense scrutiny, facing accusations of scientific sloppiness and potential financial conflicts of interest from climate skeptics...."
"Blue whales are updating their playlist, according to new research on the huge mammals."
Greenhouse gases may not be the only cause of the observable thinning of Himalayan glacier; airborne black carbon particle, or soot, is also a major contributor.
"An orchestrated campaign is being waged against climate change science to undermine public acceptance of man-made global warming, environment experts claimed last night."
"Scant ice over the Arctic Sea this winter could mean a 'double whammy' of powerful ice-melt next summer, a top U.S. climate scientist said on Thursday."
"Major snowstorms are set to bury the mid-Atlantic states this weekend after record snowfalls in December. Last month California was awash in rain. The Gulf states have seen heavy weather lately as well. Turns out it's not just a run of bad luck. What's behind a lot of this winter's weather is El Nino... ."