Tag Archives: Global Warming

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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Improving Solar Energy

While standard solar cells are good at generating electricity, they aren’t as good at generating heat.  However, a researcher at Michigan Technological University has created a solar cell that is good at both making electricity and capturing heat in order … Continue reading

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Emperor Penguins Threatened by Melting Ice

A new study published in the journal Global Change Biology studied the effects of diminishing sea ice on the Emperor penguin population in Terre Adelie, a region in East Antarctic.  The study was led by researchers from the Woods Hole … Continue reading

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Climate Policy Initiative’s Analysis of GHG Tracking Systems

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) recently conducted an analysis of national systems that track emissions and other activities aimed at reducing emissions.  The study focused on four major countries, U.S., Germany, Italy and China, each of whom contribute their fair share … Continue reading

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Carbon Dioxide Measurement

How could we accurately measure changes in anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2), if a global treaty mandated specific reductions?  A group of scientists from Harvard University and the University of Utah have recently developed a new strategy for calculating the changes … Continue reading

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Climate Change Mitigation Can Also Have Health and Agricultural Benefits

Climate change mitigation policies can do more than just avert the potential long-term catastrophic consequences that will affect the entire world.  Climate policies can also have short-term benefits in the area of human health and agriculture.  These benefits were outlined … Continue reading

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