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Happy Earth Day!

Earth day is today - April 22nd, 2019! Today we're celebrating Earth Day! Since 1970, Earth Day has been a global event that focuses on increasing ecological awareness. This year's focus will be on ending plastic pollution, and the Earth Day Network will spend the day educating millions of people about the health and environmental [...]

2019-04-22T13:31:11-05:00April 22nd, 2019|Coverage, Environmental news|

Six Reasons Climate Change Might be a National Emergency

A recent Forbes article focuses on six reasons why climate change is not just important, but a national emergency. Weather and climate disasters (source: NOAA/NCEI) Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd, a leading international expert in weather and climate, recently wrote a piece for Forbes that highlights some of the main reasons why climate change is real and must [...]

Companies Continue Polluting Despite Stricter Regulations

New research has found that when companies are faced with stricter environmental regulations at home, they pollute even more abroad. Source: Pixabay A newly published report by The Harvard Business Review (HBR) has found that harmful emissions in countries with stricter environmental regulations have decreased as those regulations have been implemented. This would be [...]

U.S. Carbon Emissions On the Rise

New research has found that after three years of decline, carbon emissions in the United States are on the rise again. Source: Rhodium Group Rhodium Group's research has found that U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose sharply during 2018. Their analysis was based on preliminary power generation, natural gas, and oil consumption data [...]

Climate’s Impact on Green Energy

Long-term climate changes can influence green energy's supply. Photo by Appolinary Kalashnikova on Unsplash One of wind power's challenges is that it varies greatly day by day. A new study by Columbia's Earth Institute's David Farnham found that the same could be true across all green energy sources for decades to come. According [...]

2018-12-13T10:44:54-05:00December 13th, 2018|Environmental news, Power|

Government Report Predicts Climate Change Will Lead to 10% Loss in U.S. GDP By End of Century

A U.S. Global Change Research Program report finds that U.S. could lose 10% of its GDP by the end of this century due to climate change. Photo by Thomas Hafeneth on Unsplash A new U.S. government report was published over Thanksgiving weekend. This federally mandated study created by the US Global Change Research Program focused [...]

2018-11-29T10:44:36-05:00November 29th, 2018|Environmental news, Reducing Environmental Impact|

See How Climate Change Will Affect U.S. Cities by 2050

Climate change is going to increase every U.S. city's temperature by 2050. Source: Vox Vox's recent report on climate change predictions for 2050 focused specifically on U.S. cities. The report analyzed existing records of average summer high and winter low temperatures in 1,000 cities from 1865 to 2015. It then compared these averages [...]

2018-11-08T09:53:15-05:00November 8th, 2018|Environmental news, Reducing Environmental Impact|

New IPCC Study Gives Earth Just Over a Decade

A new IPCC report has given the planet just over a decade to get climate change under control. A recently published report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has found that "the world stands on the brink of a failure when it comes to holding global warming to moderate levels," according to [...]

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