The release of a conveniently long-lost report showing that fracking is safe puts New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo in a tight spot: continue to appease environmentalists by delaying further the development of the rich Marcellus Formation under his state, or letting the free market extract those resources and generate thousands of jobs and millions in revenue to the state.

While brutal blizzards and freezing temperatures blanket much of the world, the major media keep up a steady drumbeat of alarmism concerning the nonexistent "crisis" of global warming.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson has announced her resignation after four years at the EPA. Her tenure was marked by controversial policies involving a number of high-profile issues including global warming, the Keystone XL pipeline, and emissions controls on coal-fired plants. And recent scrutiny over Jackson’s use of an alias e-mail account has led some to believe that her resignation was inevitable.

Based on bogus science and flawed computer models, the federal EPA is clamping down on wood burning in Fairbanks and other cities and counties.

New studies show what Mother Nature has already proved: Computer models used by climate alarmists to arrive at their scary scenarios are deeply flawed, deficient — and sometimes downright fraudulent.