- Climate Change Health HazardPhysicians For Social Responsibility report: High in the Earth’s atmosphere, naturally occurring ozone is essential to protecting life on Earth from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. However, here on Earth’s surface, ground-level ozone is a harmful pollutant. Source of Ozone: Ground-level ozone is formed when two major classes of air pollutants — nitrogen […]
- Disappearing IslandsBy Daniel Brouse THE MARSHALL ISLANDS — If your home is going underwater, you have no doubt about human induced climate change. This is the case for Bikini islanders. In the 1940’s, Bikini island was used for atomic bomb tests. The United States conducted at least 23 nuclear tests including the Bravo hydrogen bomb (the […]
- Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)by Daniel Brouse The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a free trade agreement being negotiated by twelve countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, United States, Vietnam, Chile, Brunei, Singapore, and New Zealand. The TPP will eliminate over 18,000 taxes, tariffs and other trade barriers. One of the largest benefits of the TPP will be […]
- Climate Change Health Hazard
- California Market at Three: All Grown Up and ThrivingBy Jonathan CamuzeauxThis post was co-authored by Jonathan Camuzeaux and Derek Walker. As we pointed out in August, no news is good news when it comes to California’s cap-and-trade quarterly allowance auctions, which have been running effectively and without hiccups since November 2012. That’s right, last Tuesday’s auction marks the three-year anniversary of the program’s […]
- REDD+ in Paris: Follow the moneyBy Chris MeyerIn Paris, announcements on REDD+ finance and implementation by governments, companies and indigenous peoples will be as important as negotiations around text. Image: Flickr The biggest tip-off as to how REDD+ will fare in Paris will come early on in the conference. Heads of state and ministers are expected to announce new financial […]
- 5 Signs of Texas’ Clean Energy Momentum in 2015By Peter SopherFrom Apple to General Electric, it is common practice in the corporate world for established juggernauts to invest significant sums for research and development. Why? Maintaining one’s reign atop a sector requires dynamic, cutting edge innovation. The same logic applies to state economies. And when it comes to energy, Texas – where oil […]
- California Market at Three: All Grown Up and Thriving
- October 2015 National OverviewThe October contiguous U.S. average temperature was 57.4 degrees F, 3.2 degrees F above the 20th century average.The precipitation total was 2.75 inches, 0.59 inches above average.
- October 2015 Global AnalysisThe combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for October was 0.98 degrees C (1.76 degrees F) above the 20th century average of 15.5 degrees C (59.9 degrees F).
- October 2015 Regional AnalysisOctober temperature anomalies relative to their 1910-2000 mean: North America, +1.52 deg C; South America, +1.00 deg C; Europe, +0.56 deg C; Africa, +1.53 deg C; Asia, +0.95 deg C; Oceania, +2.70 deg C.
- October 2015 National Overview
- 2015 and 1997 El Niños: Déjà vu or something new?El Niño: An unusually warm pool of water off the west coast of South America, usually arriving around Christmas time, linked with complex, large-scale interactions between the atmosphere and ocean in the Pacific. If you live anywhere El Niño has important impacts, you've heard forecasters say this year's event looks just like the monster El […]
- 2015 and 1997 El Niños: Déjà vu or something new?
- Record First Snowfall in the U.S. MidwestFor a region that is quite familiar with snow, it was still a storm for the history books.
- Record First Snowfall in the U.S. Midwest
Monthly Archives: January 2011
By admin | Published: January 1, 2011
A team of state and federal biologists assisted a severely entangled North Atlantic right whale off the coast of Daytona, Fla., yesterday. The team successfully removed more than 150 feet of ropes wrapped around the whale’s head and fins, and cut portions of entangling ropes that remain on the animal. “We were very concerned about […]