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California Projected to Get Wetter Through This Century

July 6, 2017 By Sean Nealon RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — Under business-as-usual greenhouse gas emissions, climate models predict California will get warmer during the rest of the century and most also predict the state will get drier. But, new research, published today in the journal Nature Communications, predicts that California will actually get wetter. The scientists Read more about California Projected to Get Wetter Through This Century[…]

Together We Can Prevent Recycling from Further Collapse in the U.S.

By Mitch Hedlund, Founder and Executive Director of Recycle Across America You probably know this already, but it’s worth repeating. Recycling is truly the #1 action society can do to simultaneously improve the environment and the economy, create jobs, improve manufacturing, conserve fresh water, reduce CO2 levels, reduce energy use, mitigate climate change, protect finite resources as the human population continues to Read more about Together We Can Prevent Recycling from Further Collapse in the U.S.[…]

Current emissions could already warm world to dangerous levels: study

September 30, 2016 Author Andrew Glikson Earth and paleo-climate scientist, Australian National University Current greenhouse gas concentrations could warm the world 3-7? (and on average 5?) over coming millennia. That’s the finding of a paper published in Nature today. The research, by Carolyn Snyder, reconstructed temperatures over the past 2 million years. By investigating the link Read more about Current emissions could already warm world to dangerous levels: study[…]

Will blazing a low-carbon path pay off for California?

March 3, 2017 Matthew Kahn Professor of Economics, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences President Trump has made it clear he intends to dismantle the Obama administration’s policies for reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. But California Governor Jerry Brown has declared that his state – which would be the sixth-largest economy in Read more about Will blazing a low-carbon path pay off for California?[…]

Not a Hoax, But an Opportunity

January 13, 2017 Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, U.S. President Barack Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shake hands during a joint ratification of the Paris climate change agreement in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, Sept. 3, 2016. How Hwee Young/Pool Photo via AP In mid-November, while Americans were preoccupied with election returns, China sent some of Read more about Not a Hoax, But an Opportunity[…]

Welcome to the Anthropocene

September 9, 2016 Author: Noel Castree Professor of Geography, University of Wollongong It’s literally epoch-defining news. A group of experts tasked with considering the question of whether we have officially entered the Anthropocene – the geological age characterised by humans’ influence on the planet – has delivered its answer: yes. The British-led Working Group on the Anthropocene Read more about Welcome to the Anthropocene[…]

Range anxiety? Today’s electric cars can cover vast majority of daily U.S. driving needs

August 19, 2016 By Jessika E. Trancik Assistant Professor of Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Electrifying transportation is one of the most promising ways to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, but so-called range anxiety – concern about being stranded with an uncharged car battery – remains a barrier to electric vehicle adoption. Is Read more about Range anxiety? Today’s electric cars can cover vast majority of daily U.S. driving needs[…]

How fast can we transition to a low-carbon energy system?

By Paul N. Edwards Professor of Information and History, University of Michigan Starting later this month, the world’s nations will convene in traumatized Paris to hammer out commitments to slow down global climate change. Any long-term solution will require “decarbonizing” the world energy economy – that is, shifting to power sources that use little or no Read more about How fast can we transition to a low-carbon energy system?[…]