- EPA: Climate Change ReportWASHINGTON –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released one of the most comprehensive analyses to date on the economic, health and environmental benefits to the United States of global climate action. The peer-reviewed report, “Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action,” examines how future impacts and damages of climate change across […]
- Supreme Court Upholds PollutionThe Supreme Court over-ruled one of the Obama administration’s environmental protections — an Environmental Protection Agency regulation that limits emissions of mercury and other pollution from coal-fired power plants. Writing for the majority, in the 5-to-4 decision, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote: “It is not rational, never mind ‘appropriate,’ to impose billions of dollars in economic […]
- Catastrophic Impacts of Climate ChangeA study by University College London (UCL) concludes we heave severely underestimated the health impacts of global warming. “The frequency and intensity of extreme weather events will dramatically increase.” “In essence, whether we respond to “the biggest global health threat of the 21st century” is no longer a technical or economic question — it is […]
- EPA: Climate Change Report
- Cuba’s plan for shark conservationBy Valerie MillerA Caribbean reef shark encountered off the coast of Cuba. Credit: Noel Lopez Fernandez Sharks are recognized by scientists, resource managers and the tourism ministry in Cuba for their critical role in marine ecosystems, as a tourist attraction for divers and as a protein source when caught by fishers. Leaders from various Cuban […]
- Texas Wind Energy Infrastructure Lives On (For Now)By Marita MirzatunySummer is in full swing and this weekend we celebrate the 4th of July. As we watch fireworks explode in the night sky above us on Saturday, we can be thankful the 2015 Texas Legislative session is over. We can also celebrate a small victory for Texas wind: the death of Senator Troy […]
- The Mercury Standards, Post-Supreme Court – Still in Effect, Still Protecting AmericansBy Tomas CarbonellSupreme Court of the United States The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) first proposed the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards back in 2011, at a news conference at Children’s Hospital with cheering children and families surrounding the speakers. They were cheering because the Mercury Standards were the single most important clean air measure […]
- Cuba’s plan for shark conservation
- May 2015 National OverviewPlease see May 2015 National Overview report for more information.
- May 2015 Global AnalysisPlease see May 2015 Global Analysis report for more information.
- May 2015 DroughtPlease note that the values presented in this report are based on preliminary data. They will change when the final data are processed, but will not be replaced on these pages.
- May 2015 National Overview
- Turkish glaciers shrink by halfResearchers and citizens have known for some time that Turkey’s glaciers are shrinking. Now scientists have calculated the losses and found that more than half of the ice cover in this mountainous country has vanished since the 1970s. A team of researchers from Ege University (Turkey) and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center analyzed four decades […]
- Turkish glaciers shrink by half
- Canadian Wildfires Produce River of SmokeSmoke from fires in Canada streamed into the United States.
- Canadian Wildfires Produce River of Smoke
Tag Archives: chemical
By admin | Published: May 17, 2011
Cigarette smoking, forest fires and woodburning can release a chemical that may be at least partly responsible for human health problems related to smoke exposure, according to a new study by NOAA researchers and their colleagues. Using a custom mass spectrometer designed by the researchers, the NOAA-led team was able get the first look at […]