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Trump’s Science Adviser Pick: Extreme Weather Expert With Climate Credentials

Kelvin Droegemeier is vice president for research at the University of Oklahoma and a climate change scientist. His selection was widely welcomed.

BY MARIANNE LAVELLE

From Inside Climate News

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/01082018/kelvin-droegemeier-trump-picks-white-house-science-adviser-climate-change-extreme-weather

August 2nd, 2018|Climate and Energy, News|Comments Off on Trump’s Science Adviser Pick: Extreme Weather Expert With Climate Credentials

New EPA Chief Makes Clear: The Easing of Environmental Rules Will Continue

Former energy lobbyist Andrew Wheeler said he will continue the deregulatory course set by Scott Pruitt, without the scandals that plagued his predecessor.

BY GEORGINA GUSTIN

From Inside Climate News

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02082018/new-epa-chief-andrew-wheeler-scott-pruitt-environment-climate-change-trump-coal

August 2nd, 2018|Climate and Energy, News|Comments Off on New EPA Chief Makes Clear: The Easing of Environmental Rules Will Continue

La Niña is gone, for now

Onward! Our next order of business is to bid adieu to La Niña, as the sea surface temperature in the tropical Pacific returned to neutral conditions in April—that is, within 0.5°C of the long-term average.

From Environmental News Network

https://www.enn.com/articles/54484-la-nina-is-gone-for-now

May 16th, 2018|Climate and Energy, News|Comments Off on La Niña is gone, for now

100th meridian: East-west divide between moist and arid parts of U.S. may be shifting

Warming climate may push western aridity to the east

Source: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Nearly a century and a half after explorer John Wesley Powell zeroed in on the 100th meridian west as the dividing line between the humid east and arid west of the United States, researchers say he was right — but that climate change is now moving the line eastward, into the traditionally fertile Midwest. The effects on U.S. farming and other pursuits could be huge.

From Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180411110957.htm

April 18th, 2018|Climate and Energy, News|Comments Off on 100th meridian: East-west divide between moist and arid parts of U.S. may be shifting