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Leading Climate Researcher Admits Fraudulently Obtaining Heartland Documents
2012-02-24 05:50:10

Peter Gleick, a prominent climate researcher and CEO of the Pacific Institute, admitted this week that he fraudulently obtained a collection of documents from a Chicago-based non-profit group called the Heartland Institute, which he then leaked to the media to reveal the organization´s plans to promote skepticism about anthropogenic global warming. Dr. Gleick, who says he was frustrated with Heartland´s anti-climate-change programs, acknowledged posing as someone else in order to...

2010-09-15 09:24:00

Economy, public health, ecosystems threatened without new direction in freshwater management by public and private sectors, panel cautions WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing a looming freshwater crisis that could affect the nation's economy, the livability of our communities and the health of our ecosystems, a diverse coalition of businesses, farmers, environmental not-for-profits and government agencies today issued a landmark call to action aimed at heading off a...

2009-02-02 08:21:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Is there such a thing as 'peak water'? There is a vast amount of water on the planet -- but we are facing a crisis of running out of sustainably managed water," said Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute. "Humans already appropriate over 50 percent of all renewable and accessible freshwater flows, and yet billions still lack the most basic water services." On February 4 at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Gleick will answer these urgent...

2008-09-08 18:00:20

Friends of the Arava Institute: WHEN: 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008 WHERE: UCLA School of Law Auditorium 385 Charles E. Young Drive, east Los Angeles, CA 90095 (Thomas Bros. Map Page 632, B-1) WHAT: A seminar featuring environmental professionals from Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority who have worked together to cooperatively solve the region's environmental challenges, and will be exploring how this model may have application to resolve California's epic water...

2008-08-11 18:00:27

Can environmental professionals from Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority help solve the epic water battles in California? How similar are the issues of water scarcity and political conflict in the Middle East to those in the Western United States? Can recent examples of successful conflict resolution and cooperation for environmental gains in the Middle East provide valuable lessons for application to California, Utah and Colorado? A unique symposium coming to Los Angeles Sept....

2008-06-17 15:00:24

Los Angeles to resume controversial cloud-seeding project LOS ANGELES, June 16 (Xinhua) -- Facing severe water supply shortage, Los Angeles plans to launch a controversial cloud- seeding project that they believe will boost rainfall and raise the levels of local reservoirs, a newspaper report said Monday. The project, which will rely on injecting clouds with silver iodide particles, has won approval from Los Angeles county supervisors and is slated to begin this winter. Officials...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'