Budgets Imperil Environmental Satellites - Yahoo! News:It's freakin' terrifying what this Administration finds worthy of funding.
By MATT CRENSON, AP National Writer
Sun Mar 5, 12:25 PM ET
Budget cuts and poor management may be jeopardizing the future of our eyes in orbit — America's fleet of environmental satellites, vital tools for forecasting hurricanes, protecting water supplies and predicting global warming.
"The system of environmental satellites is at risk of collapse," said Richard A. Anthes, president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. "Every year that goes by without the system being addressed is a problem."