- Sea Level WarningA new study, written by James Hansen (NASA’s former lead climate scientist) and 16 co-authors, concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times faster than previous estimates. The result could be a sea level rise of at least 10 feet in the next 50 years. Hanson said the new findings would be […]
- 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 […]
- Sea Level Warning
- Legal Analysis: Strong Likelihood EPA Climate Plan Will Stand Up in CourtJuly 30, 2015
- Sustainability and Profitability Go Hand-in-Hand, Says Iowa Corn FarmerBy Suzy FriedmanFarming is a tough business. With constantly changing crop prices, difficult to predict and increasingly extreme weather variations, and changing consumer demands, growers don’t have an easy time of it. Like any business, profitability is the number one priority. And it should be – if you are not profitable, it’s very hard to […]
- FirstEnergy Can’t Hide Any LongerBy Dick MunsonOver the past few months, I have written a good deal about FirstEnergy, the massive electric utility serving customers across six states, and specifically its attempts to saddle Ohioans with the cost of its risky investments. The company has asked the Public Utility Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to guarantee profits for its uneconomic […]
- Legal Analysis: Strong Likelihood EPA Climate Plan Will Stand Up in Court
- June 2015 National OverviewPlease see June 2015 National Overview report for more information.
- June 2015 Global AnalysisPlease see June 2015 Global Analysis report for more information.
- June 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.
- June 2015 National Overview
- California 'rain debt' equal to average full year of precipitationA new NASA study has concluded California accumulated a debt of about 20 inches of precipitation between 2012 and 2015—the average amount expected to fall in the state in a single year. The deficit was driven primarily by a lack of air currents moving inland from the Pacific Ocean that are rich in water vapor. […]
- California 'rain debt' equal to average full year of precipitation
- Glacier Lake Outburst Flood near AlmatyAfter a warm spell in Kazakhstan, a glacial lake emptied abruptly and sent flood water rushing downstream.
- Glacier Lake Outburst Flood near Almaty
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 […]