Saving the Arctic: The Urgent Need to Cut Black Carbon Emissions and Slow Climate Change

  August 7, 2014      Saving the Arctic     The Urgent Need to Cut Black Carbon Emissions and Slow Climate Change By Rebecca Lefton and Cathleen Kelly Combating climate change requires immediate and long-term cuts in heat-trapping carbon pollution, or CO2, around the globe. But reducing carbon pollution …

European Commission: Simple Swedish device effectively reduces harmful indoor air pollution

News Alert Issue 383, 31 July 2014  Science for Environment Policy About this service Contact the Editor Subscribe to this News Alert Summer break Please note that we will not be publishing the Science for Environment News Alert during August. The next issue will reach you on 4th September. Wishing …

Is global warming causing extreme weather via jet stream waves?

Is global warming causing extreme weather via jet stream waves? A new study investigates how changes to atmospheric winds are making weather more extreme The jet stream that circles Earth’s north pole travels west to east. But when the jet stream interacts with a Rossby wave, as shown here, the …

May media monitor for you: 5 stories in the Financial Times!!! + WashPost, EnvFinance, BusinessGreen, EnergyPost, CNBC, Bloomberg, ABC Australia

Financial Times, Climate change is a business problem(link is external), Mike Scott Probably the most interesting green bonds article of this month is one by Mike Scott of Financial Times. Written in the perspective of the UN IPCC report calling for a drastic action needed in order to avoid catastrophic temperatures …

ACEEE: The Good News, and the Not-So-Good News, on the New DOE Water Heater Test Procedure

ACEEE BLOG POST   Media Contact: Patrick Kiker [email protected], (202) 507-4043     The Good News, and the Not-So-Good News, on the New DOE Water Heater Test Procedure   By  Anthony Fryer, Senior Analyst, Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP)     On Friday, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a …

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 …

Clean power was on the rise in the U.S., even before President Obama’s carbon rules aimed to accelerate the trend

Kevin Smith has spent his career building power plants, but the billion-dollar Crescent Dunes complex he’s completing in the high desert halfway between Las Vegas and Reno, Nev., is no ordinary power plant. “This is the cold tank,” Smith says, pointing at a massive steel silo that will hold 70 …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Earthquakes: The next ‘Big One’ for the San Francisco Bay Area may be a cluster of major quakes

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Earthquakes: The next ‘Big One’ for the San Francisco Bay Area may be a cluster of major quakes Posted: 19 May 2014 03:45 PM PDT A cluster of closely timed earthquakes over 100 years in the 17th and 18th centuries released as much accumulated …

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 …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: New species of dolphin found in Australian waters

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     New species of dolphin found in Australian waters Posted: 29 Oct 2013 11:30 AM PDT A species of humpback dolphin previously unknown to science is swimming in the waters off northern Australia, according to biologists. Thawing permafrost: The speed of coastal erosion in Eastern …