Category Archives: Climate Change

DEP Links Fracking to Seismic Disturbances

Last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection released an official report investigating seismic events in Lawrence County on April 25-26, 2016 and their connection to nearby fracking sites operated by Hilcorp Energy Company. The report found that the earthquakes … Continue reading

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NOAA Climate Change Report is Proven Accurate

Back in June of 2015, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published a study that updated the global temperature record and increased the estimated rate of global warming over the past 15 years. This study was met with controversy, … Continue reading

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Latest U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 21st annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, more commonly known as the GHG Inventory. The report reviews greenhouse gas emissions on a nation-wide scale from 1990-2014. The report … Continue reading

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Health Systems Come Together at the Conference on Climate Change

Health system representatives from 16 countries have come together at the United Nation’s Conference on Climate Change in Paris this week to announce a number of commitments and actions to reduce carbon emissions in the healthcare industry. More than 50 … Continue reading

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EPA Releases Climate Plans on Preparing for Climate Change Impacts

On October 31, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Sustainability Plans and Climate Change Adaptation Plans as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.  The plans address reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change impacts including flooding, … Continue reading

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Is the Federal Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions Sufficient?

In March 2014, the White House released its “Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions.”  The strategy involves new regulations and voluntary actions to reduce methane emissions from landfills, coal mines, agriculture, and the oil and gas industry.  … Continue reading

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IPCC Releases Second Installment of Climate Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the second installment of the fifth climate report in late March.  The first installment was released in September of 2013 with the next installment planned for April, 2014.  The IPCC is “the … Continue reading

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EPA Releases Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released greenhouse gas emissions data from large facilities last week.  This is the third report of its kind and details pollution emissions and trends by industrial sector, greenhouse gas, geographic region, and individual facility.  Overall, … Continue reading

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DEP Releases Climate Impacts Assessment

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) has released an updated Climate Impacts Assessment for the state of Pennsylvania.  The report is an update to the findings made in the 2009 reports entitled Pennsylvania Climate Impacts Assessment and Economic Impacts … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

Last week, President Obama announced the contents of his Climate Action Plan.  The plan has been received both negatively and positively, however many will agree it is an assertive and bold plan. “It is the most aggressive and promising climate … Continue reading

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