- Is Online Shopping Better for the Environment?By Jason MathersThis holiday season, as you click on "buy", you might wonder about the environmental impact of online shopping. Is it better to have a truck bring my stuff to me? Or is it better for me to go to the store? The only simple answer here is that it depends. How close is the nearest store? Would you walk, bike, or drive there? Go solo o […]
- EDF applauds New York Governor Cuomo's launch of Green BankDecember 20, 2013 […]
- Pennsylvania Supreme Court Reins in State Drilling Laws, Stands Up for LocalitiesBy Mark BrownsteinSource: Pennlive Yesterday the Pennsylvania Supreme Court stood up for the traditional powers of local governments to decide where — and, to a significant extent, how — oil and gas development happens in their communities. In a 4-2 vote, the Court overturned Act 13, a 2012 state law that had stripped localities of some of their power to dec […]
- Is Online Shopping Better for the Environment?
- November 2013 National OverviewThe November temperature was 41.6°F, 0.3°F below the 20th century average, ranking near the median value in the 119-year period of record. The nationally-averaged precipitation total during November was 2.01 inches, 0.11 inch below the 20th century average, also ranking near the median value in the 119-year period of record.
- November 2013 Global AnalysisThe combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for November 2013 was record highest for the 134-year period of record, at 0.78°C (1.40°F) above the 20th century average of 12.9°C (55.2°F). The global land surface temperature was 1.43°C (2.57°F) above the 20th century average of 5.9°C (42.6°F), the second highest for November on record, […]
- November 2013 DroughtThe upper-level circulation during November was generally westerly with many wiggles, or troughs and ridges, and an occasional cut-off low, migrating through the very active flow. The troughs and lows dragged cold fronts and weather systems which spread rain and snow across parts of the CONUS. The amount of precipitation during the first three weeks (weeks 1 […]
- November 2013 National Overview
- Opposites attract: U.S. experiences cold and heat extremesWhile the continental U.S. shivered through an abnormally cold spell in December 2013, Alaska experienced record-breaking heat. Both extremes were caused by an unusual kink in the northern hemisphere’s polar jet stream, which caused frigid Arctic air to move south and warm air to head north. The jet stream is a fast-moving belt of westerly winds created by t […]
- Opposites attract: U.S. experiences cold and heat extremes
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By admin | Published: October 13, 2011
Since Australia has more coastline relative to land mass, the impact of global warming is more pressing. Adapting to climate change It is important that Australia reduce its carbon pollution to minimise the severity of climate change. However, because some greenhouse gases stay in the atmosphere for about 100 years after they are […]