Tag Archives: Global Warming

EPA Proposes Updates to Methane Standards at New Landfills

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new proposal last week to update the air standards for new municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills.  The proposal is a part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions. … 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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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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Earth 911 – Recycling Resource

As climate change continues to be a serious problem that requires immediate attention, it is at times difficult to know how you as an individual can make an impact.  Reducing consumption and reusing items that would other wise be thrown … 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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60 Potential Refrigerant Fluids Identified

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has identified 60 substances that may be useful as new refrigerant fluids.  These substances were chosen out of the 56,203 fluids that were tested and considered.  The reason these substances were identified … Continue reading

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