Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change to the United States

A report from the Risky Business Project, funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Office of Hank Paulson, the Rockefeller Family Fund, the Skoll Global Threats Fund, and the TomKat Charitable Trust   From the Executive Summary:   Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change to the United States uses …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Distinct sensory-motor reflexes in fruit flies: Use odor receptors, visual cues to find fruit

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Distinct sensory-motor reflexes in fruit flies: Use odor receptors, visual cues to find fruit Posted: 04 Feb 2014 03:55 PM PST That fruit fly appearing moments after you poured that first glass of cabernet, has just used a poppy-seed-sized brain to conduct a finely-choreographed search and …

Earth Policy Institute: Climate Change Driving Weather off the Charts

Climate Change Driving Weather off the Charts  Janet Larsen http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2013/update118 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update November 18, 2013 Meteorologists are calling the typhoon that slammed into the philippines with 195-mile-an-hour winds on November 8, 2013, the most powerful tropical storm to make landfall on record. Super Typhoon Haiyan had …

NOAA releases final report of Sandy service assessment

NOAA releases final report of Sandy service assessment Contact Susan Buchanan, [email protected], 301-713-0622 May 15, 2013 After a thoughtful and deliberate review, today NOAA released a report on the National Weather Service’s performance during hurricane/post tropical cyclone Sandy. The report, Hurricane/Post Tropical Cyclone Sandy Service Assessment, reaffirms that the National Weather Service …

NOAA releases final report of Sandy service assessment

NOAA releases final report of Sandy service assessment Contact Susan Buchanan, [email protected], 301-713-0622 May 15, 2013 After a thoughtful and deliberate review, today NOAA released a report on the National Weather Service’s performance during hurricane/post tropical cyclone Sandy. The report, Hurricane/Post Tropical Cyclone Sandy Service Assessment, reaffirms that the National Weather Service …

Our infrastructure isn’t ready for climate change

  Commentary: We need to spend $3.6 trillion to upgrade, modernize By Ed Maurer and Eugene Cordero, April 29, 2013, 11:11 a.m. EDT SANTA CLARA, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Recently, the American Society of Civil Engineers released its latest Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, a measure of the condition, capacity, and maintenance …