Latest news: December 23, 2011

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Gulf of Mexico needs bipartisan help

By Tampa Tribune Editorial Staff, The Tampa Tribune. December 23, 2011.

“The Restore Act is the rare piece of congressional legislation that is receiving bipartisan support during these political divisive days — with good reason…”

Restore Act: Gulf’s Crime Victim Compensation

By Debbie Williams, WKRG-TV. December 22, 2011.

“GULF SHORES, Alabama — Consider the Deepwater Horizon disaster a crime. The victim: the Gulf of Mexico, it’s back bays and estuaries, beaches, businesses and an entire way of life impacted by millions of gallons of oil flowing freely for months…”

A real sea change

By Matthew Stutz, for Scientific American. December 23, 2011.

“International diplomats met two weeks ago at the UN Durban Climate Change Conference in South Africa to discuss a greenhouse gas reduction plan—displaying no urgency to reach any meaningful agreement. Meanwhile, researchers at the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in San Francisco are reporting what many scientists have suspected for a long time but have been thus far not been able to prove convincingly—that the world’s sea level is likely to rise by at least 3 feet in the next 100 years…”