Category Archives: Climate Change

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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Carbon Dioxide Levels Pass Bleak Milestone

For the first time in human history, the level of carbon dioxide has reached an average daily level of 400 parts per million (ppm), a long-feared milestone among scientists.  The level was obtained at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, … Continue reading

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Climate Change to Increase Atmospheric Turbulence

A new study released in Nature Climate Change entitled “Intensification of winter transatlantic aviation turbulence in response to climate change” finds that climate change will increase the frequency and strength of atmospheric turbulence.  According to the study performed by Paul … Continue reading

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Two Companies Invest in Green Projects

DHL and Nestlé both recently incorporated green projects into their businesses.  DHL Express has an ongoing program called GoGreen that focuses on minimizing their company’s impact on the environment.  This has included measures like recyclable packaging, energy efficient facilities, and … Continue reading

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Fee and Dividend Climate Bill

While it has a slim-to-none chance of passing through the current Senate or the House, new climate and energy legislation was revealed on February 14th by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif).  Called the Climate Protection Act of … Continue reading

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2011 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data Released

In 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the final rule for mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting. Under this rule, 40 CFR Part 98, certain facilities are required to report their greenhouse gas emissions on an annual basis.  More … Continue reading

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ACS Climate Science Toolkit

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has created an online toolkit that enables scientists and the general public to educate themselves on the basic science of climate change.  According to the ACS, the Climate Science Toolkit “is designed to equip you … Continue reading

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Europe Experiences Effects of Climate Change

The European Environment Agency (EEA) released a report last week on the impacts that climate change is having on all regions of Europe.  The report, entitled Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012, was written and compiled by approximately … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Hurricane Sandy

As we all know, Hurricane Sandy ripped through the eastern United States last week, wreaking havoc along the way.  Estimates of the damage include at least 40 U.S. deaths, $50 billion in economic losses, 8 million homes without power and … Continue reading

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The Great Barrier Reef Quickly Disappearing

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) released a new study that reports that the Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its coral cover in just the last 27 years.  This is an astounding rate of loss.  The findings … Continue reading

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