Erika Bolstad

Gina McCarthy tapped to head EPA, Ernest Moniz to lead Energy Department

President Barack Obama turned to experienced political hands Monday to fill out his cabinet, choosing a top-ranking official at the Environmental Protection Agency as the nation’s top clean air and water watchdog, and a veteran of the Clinton administration as his energy secretary. | 03/04/13 15:36:19 By - By Erika Bolstad

State Department opens door to Keystone XL Pipeline approval

The State Department announced Friday that construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline is unlikely to have a significant impact on climate change, a finding that could open the door for President Barack Obama to approve the controversial project. | 03/01/13 19:12:18 By - By Sean Cockerham and Erika Bolstad

Scientists expect nation’s drought to persist this year

More than half of the United States remains in drought, although things have improved from the record-breaking conditions last year that killed 123 and added up to at least $35 billion in economic losses, including crop failure and livestock deaths. | 02/21/13 16:55:13 By - By Erika Bolstad

Earth remains safe for now – but what about next asteroid?

Although the probability of a meteorite crashing in their backyards shouldn’t keep ordinary people up at night, scientists who study such matters are worried. | 02/15/13 18:51:46 By - By Erika Bolstad

Democrats offer long-shot bill to meet Obama’s climate change challenge

Democrats in Congress wasted no time in taking up President Barack Obama’s challenge Tuesday night that lawmakers take a "market-based" approach to addressing climate change, even if their effort has little hope of success. | 02/14/13 06:31:29 By - By Erika Bolstad

Democrats offer long-shot bill to meet Obama’s climate change challenge

Democrats in Congress wasted no time in taking up President Barack Obama’s challenge Tuesday night that lawmakers take a "market-based" approach to addressing climate change, even if their effort has little hope of success. | 02/13/13 18:46:15 By - By Erika Bolstad

Michelle Obama invites 102-year-old Miami woman to State of the Union address

At age 102, it’s possible Desaline Victor is the oldest guest ever to attend a State of the Union address. But the North Miami woman, known as "Granny" among the city’s Haitian community, was chosen less for her age than what she stands for. | 02/12/13 07:02:41 By - Erika Bolstad and Nadege Green

Sen. Marco Rubio, GOP’s choice for State of the Union response, doubts climate change

Sen. Marco Rubio will offer up the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address next week, demonstrating the younger, more diverse face of the party as the nation confronts such issues as immigration. | 02/08/13 18:18:50 By - By Erika Bolstad

Report outlines climate change options for Obama administration

The United States will struggle to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to promised levels by 2020, a report from a prominent think tank warned this week, but the federal government, states and industry already have the means at their disposal to achieve such goals. | 02/06/13 17:34:37 By - By Erika Bolstad

New EPA leader sure to draw fire as environmental fights intensify

As Obama prepares to choose a new leader for the EPA for his second term, any unanimity on environmental issues is long gone on Capitol Hill, where the agency has become a favorite whipping boy for those who fear it has too much power. Whoever gets the job will face criticism from the right as going too far in pushing job-killing regulations, and criticism from the left as not doing enough to crack down on polluters. | 02/04/13 14:43:43 By - By Rob Hotakainen and Erika Bolstad

Florida’s Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart will be key on immigration deal

All roads to immigration restructuring run through Florida, and the "tough but fair" approach that’s being discussed this week has at its center two of the state’s Republicans: Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Miami. | 01/28/13 17:45:01 By - By Erika Bolstad

Obama sounds strong on climate change, but what next?

Persuading Americans that they should care about climate change _ or have a duty to do so _ is one thing. Actually doing something about the emissions that contribute to rising sea levels, sooty skies and melting Arctic sea ice is a far more complex task. | 01/25/13 13:22:52 By - By Erika Bolstad

World Bank looks to battle climate change with better transportation

There’s an unexpected method governments can use to reduce poverty, improve public health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, top world leaders said Friday. | 01/18/13 17:11:27 By - By Erika Bolstad

Climate change activists turn to plans, persuasion, prayer in Obama’s second term

Just before he and other environmentalists marched to the White House on Tuesday, climate change activist James Hansen warned he wouldn’t be able to be arrested with them this time. Hansen, a NASA scientist by day and an activist on his own time, had to be available for a press conference in the afternoon announcing that worldwide temperatures in 2012 were in the top 10 hottest ever recorded. | 01/15/13 19:21:12 By - By Erika Bolstad

Report: Climate change already affecting U.S. economy, people

A new report warns that climate change driven by human activity already is affecting the American people and economy, with more frequent and intense heat waves, heavy downpours and, in some places, floods and droughts. | 01/11/13 17:01:18 By - By Erika Bolstad

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