Category Archives: Global Warming

Simple descriptions of the science behind global warming and climate change.

First GHG Emission Standard for Trucks and Buses

Last month the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed another initiative to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  The EPA, along with the Department of Transportation (DOT), announced the first national standards to reduce GHG emissions and improve fuel efficiency of heavy-duty … Continue reading

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The Lone Star State’s Reaction to GHG Permitting Regulations

The state of Texas is known for its size, both in land mass and personality.  Now the state has turned its outsized personality against federal environmental demands.  The state attorney general and chairman of environmental quality recently sent a letter … Continue reading

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New EPA Policy Regulates Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have become a focal point in EPA policy in recent years.  The deadline for GHG permitting is fast approaching, which means that states and territories nationwide must change their practices in preparation. As of January 2, … Continue reading

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Global Warming – Part 4 – Thinning Ice

For further evidence that global warming is affecting our environment, we can look to glaciers and ice shelves, specifically in Antarctica and Greenland. Scientists estimate that by end of the century, sea levels could rise by three feet, leaving as … Continue reading

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Global Warming – Part 3 – Evidence

As you learned previously from Part 2 of the EES Global Warming Series, the greenhouse effect is essential for life and changes to this delicate system have lasting effects. Earth and its atmosphere are large systems which are difficult to … Continue reading

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Global Warming – Part 2 – The Greenhouse Effect

The Greenhouse Effect – The greenhouse effect is caused by the interaction between our atmosphere and the sun’s rays. It is essential to life, since it keeps us from all becoming ice cubes. If you’ve been in a greenhouse, you … Continue reading

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Global Warming Primer – Part 1

Since we are on the brink of major changes in our clean air laws related to Global Warming, I’d like to provide some brief descriptions of the science behind climate change. Part 1 is the definition of greenhouse gas (from … Continue reading

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Waste Reduction for Facilities Ops Employees

By Trish Carney The Department of Energy, in a 2003 survey of commercial building energy consumption, had this to say, “The health care industry has a critical role to play in climate change mitigation.  Energy usage is medical facilities is … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Electronics Recycling (e-Cycling)

The U.S. EPA Region 3 eCycling Team is helping to recycle and reuse increasing amounts of end-of-life electronics. And, they are making sure that more and more households and businesses use environmentally-sound practices to get rid of their old electronics. … Continue reading

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Join The Climate Registry Today

Environmental and Engineering Solutions has been following the climate change issue for many years now. It has become a significant issue world-wide and is slowly becoming part of the United States regulatory framework. EPA has been directed by Congress to … Continue reading

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