Thursday, July 18th, 2013
What does the changing climate sound like? It’s an unusual question , but one that has now has at least one answer. University of Minnesota student Daniel Crawford, who turned climate change data from 1880 to 2012 into a musical composition.
Crawford used surface temperature data provided by (more…)
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
Think sea levels will rise only a bit in response to an increase in global temperature of one degree? Think again!
A new study estimates that global sea levels will rise about 2.3 meters, or more than seven feet, over the next several thousand years for every degree (Celsius) the planet warms. (more…)
Friday, July 12th, 2013
Developmental progress in cities has been associated with cringing of environmentalists who believe that such missions destroy natural resources. However, a recent trend that has gained major support is the eco-incentive programs. Now developers who actively propose eco-friendly designs in public projects are coming onto the (more…)
Thursday, July 11th, 2013
A massive chunk of Antarctica’s fastest-moving ice stream, the Pine Island Glacier, dropped into the Amundsen Sea this week, nearly two years after scientists first observed a crack in the glacier tongue.
German scientists, who have been tracking the progress of the ice mass since NASA satellites first (more…)
Monday, July 8th, 2013
Carbon credits are created by emissions controls and by other manufacturing practices and they can be sold to other facilities to offset emissions that cannot be economically reduced. These are attractive when a facility cannot meet a new regulation, and is near the end of its useful life, making it uneconomic to install expensive new emissions controls. Carbon credits (more…)
Friday, July 5th, 2013
Climate change may be weeding out the bacteria that form the base of the ocean’s food chain, selecting certain strains for survival, according to a new study.
In climate change, as in everything, there are winners and losers. As atmospheric carbon dioxide (more…)
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
A new analysis of tree-ring data indicates that the climate cycle known as the El Niño – Southern Oscillation (ENSO) has been more active during the latter part of the 20th century than at any other time during the past seven centuries, suggesting that global warming is affecting this climate phenomenon. (more…)
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
President Obama unveiled yesterday a long-awaited national strategy to tackle climate change, a sweeping plan that will include cutting carbon emissions at power plants, protecting the coastline from rising seas, and a greater U.S. role in global climate talks. Calling the need to address climate change a “moral obligation,” Obama asked the U.S. Environmental Protection (more…)
Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
In a new report released last week, the World Bank warned that climate change-driven increasing severe weather, sea-level rise, storm surges will threaten the food security and livelihoods of millions of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. According to the report, climate-related extremes events from current warming are already pushing the most vulnerable (more…)
Friday, June 21st, 2013
The southeastern U.S., eastern Canada, and the Amazon Basin could become three of the more heavily used wildlife thoroughfares as species are forced to relocate in response to warming temperatures in the future, according to a new study.
In an analysis of how nearly 3,000 species of (more…)