Boulder’s NOAA can’t afford greenhouse gas monitoring

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Faced with a rapidly shrinking budget, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced that it has stopped measuring greenhouse gas emissions at 12 locations and has slashed measuring practices across the country.

NOAA has scrapped expansion plans and will be permanently shutting down seven sites, the federal agency announced.

The response from atmospheric scientists has been dismay, as details about the sources of greenhouse gas emissions are more in demand than ever.

See the story at Environment & Energy Publishing.