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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
We can't pick up a paper without seeing something about C02 and what it is doing to our Earth. There is much we cannot change but, as gardeners, we can try to balance our carbon footprint. There are many lists telling how much C02 you put into the air -- from driving a car to even cooking a meal. ...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Carbon reduction efforts in the airline industry will be outweighed by growth in air-traffic, even if the most contentious mitigation measures are implemented, according to new research by the University of Southampton.   Even if proposed mitigation measures are agreed upon and put into place...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Largely under the radar of national and even local media, California has begun a quiet revolution in climate policy that could change the whole national conversation about curbing global warming. Advocates of strong climate change policies have had an immense political challenge that goes far beyon...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
In the struggle to solve the climate crisis, a powerful, largely unnoticed shift is taking place. The forward journey for human civilization will be difficult and dangerous, but it is now clear that we will ultimately prevail. The only question is how quickly we can accelerate and complete the trans...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Today, as part of the President’s plan to cut carbon pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single-largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. The steady, responsible steps EPA is t...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
A NOAA-led research team has found the first evidence that acidity of continental shelf waters off the West Coast is dissolving the shells of tiny free-swimming marine snails, called pteropods, which provide food for pink salmon, mackerel and herring, according to a new paper published in Proce...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
BERLIN—Global greenhouse emissions are skyrocketing. Emissions cuts required to avoid dangerous impacts of climate change are steep. And despite decades of talk, world governments have made paltry efforts to address the problem. That’s the grim picture painted by a major report on mitigating greenh...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Change is taking place in the tropical Pacific Ocean, where NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) researchers have found that carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have increased as much as 65 percent faster than atmospheric CO2 since 1998. Rising CO2 concentrations of this magnitude ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The past four days have been a frozen hell for an estimated 186 million people across parts of Canada and all 50 states in the US, as freezing air called the polar vortex swirled down from melting polar ice caps. There were 21 deaths attributed to weather-related incidents, with transport...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
Mangrove forests are one of the most important weapons in the fight against climate change. Not only do they directly store huge amounts of carbon, but they actively capture additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and sequester it in their soils. When mangroves are destroyed, huge quantities o...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The year 2013 is currently on course to be among the top ten warmest years since modern records began in 1850, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said today, adding that melting ice caps and glaciers have contributed to a record high in global sea levels. “Temperatures so fa...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By JUSTIN GILLISPublished in the New York TimesSeptember 27, 2013 STOCKHOLM — The world’s top climate scientists on Friday formally embraced an upper limit on greenhouse gases for the first time, establishing a target level at which humanity must stop spewing them into the atmosphere or face i...
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Posted by on in Transportation
Does your solar car have a license plate?  Stella, a solar-powered family car designed by students from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in has won the World Solar Challenge 2013, ushering in a new era of efficient, practical cruisers that get all of their juice f...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
A new study on an array of marine animals shows that they all will suffer in different ways in the acidified oceans of coming decades. That means rising carbon dioxide levels will trigger some profound reshuffling of life in the seas as some species are more hurt than others. Because some of the ca...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
The Environmental Protection Agency has named a new chief for air quality regulations who will help lead the administration’s efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Janet McCabe became the top air quality regulator on Friday, moving into the role formerly held by new EPA chief Gina McCarthy.McC...
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Posted by on in Population
America and China's economic interdependence has prevented the two super-powers from going to war, but there have been frequent murmurs of disapproval on both sides regarding hacking, intellectual property, and aggressive international resource grabs. The recent U.S.-China summitsuppo...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Five years after being elected president and six months after winning a second term, President Obama today gave his first speech devoted solely to climate change and announced several executive actions to begin weaning the United States (historically the largest emitter of greenhouse gases) off foss...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Near the corner of Tillary and Jay Streets in Brooklyn, Michael Heimbinder stood near a blue mailbox, head down, poking at his smartphone. A graph appeared: a single line plotting ambient carbon monoxide exposure in the neighborhood. Minutes later, he ran over to an idling Honda Pilot and...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Carbon dioxide in our air recently hit 400 parts per million. Since you asked, yes, that’s a lot. Perhaps this a good time to reflect on what we as individuals can do to stem the flow of harmful gasses into our atmosphere. Climate change and carbon dioxide impacts are difficult to comprehend and mak...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Green Lifestyle Choices Don't Change the Systems That Make Fossil Fuels Attractive Which is why we need a structural solution, like a carbon tax. by MAGGIE KOERTH-BAKER Fossil fuels don't care which brand of paper towel you use. They don't care whether you put bamboo flooring in your kitchen, or ...
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