- Greenhouse Gas Levels at Highest Point in 800,000 YearsThe Membrane Domain has been conducting research on climate change since 1999. Don’t you hate it when this happens? The ABC, Australia’s public broadcaster, is reporting: The world’s top scientists have given their clearest warning yet of the severe and irreversible impacts of climate change. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC […]
- Turning Water Into ElectricityIt is possible to turn water into electricity. Solar energy is one of the cleanest and cheapest ways to convert liquid H2O into steam. The energy in steam is 9 times greater than the energy in the same weight of boiling water. The math suggests that each gallon of evaporated water is equal to running […]
- The Costs of Solar EnergyA lot of the environmental costs of solar depend on how the panels and batteries are produced, transported and disposed of… and most importantly how the energy is stored. As renewable energy grows, storage will become a greater problem. In general, we would be better off producing energy like the sun (fusion) than trying to […]
- Greenhouse Gas Levels at Highest Point in 800,000 Years
- Utility 2.0: What are Utilities Doing to Meet New York’s Vision for a 21st Century Energy System?By Abbey BrownSince the New York Public Service Commission (Commission) opened its Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding in the spring to modernize the state’s electricity system, a lot has happened. Namely, New York utilities are already working to align themselves with the broad objectives outlined in the REV proceeding. Here is an overview of effor […]
- Good News for Blue Crabs: Va. Governor McAuliffe Appointed to Bay Leadership RoleBy Matt MullinThe Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in North America and is one of the most biologically productive areas on the East Coast. Part of EDF’s work in the Northeast is focused on the incredible Chesapeake Bay and its once prosperous fisheries, some of which are now in serious trouble. But we see some encouraging news for the Chesapeake Bay – […]
- What I Learned from Theo ColbornBy jprattSarah Vogel, Ph.D. is Director of EDF's Health Program. It was late September and we were driving up and over the Kebler Pass, which takes you from the dry desert environment of the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains near Paonia, Colorado to the high mountain town of Crested Butte. We traveled through green meadows up through groves of quakin […]
- Utility 2.0: What are Utilities Doing to Meet New York’s Vision for a 21st Century Energy System?
- November 2014 National OverviewThe average contiguous U.S. temperature during November was 39.3°F, 2.4°F below the 20th century average. This ranked as the 16th coldest November in the 1895-2014 record, and was the coldest November since 2000. The average maximum (daytime) November temperature for the contiguous U.S. was 50.3°F, 2.4°F below the 20th century average and ranked as the 21st […]
- November 2014 Global AnalysisThe combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for November 2014 tied with 2008 as seventh highest in the 135-year period of record, at 0.65°C (1.17°F) above the 20th century average of 12.9°C (55.2°F). The global land surface temperature was 0.82°C (1.48°F) above the 20th century average of 5.9°C (42.6°F), the 13th highest for November […]
- November 2014 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.
- November 2014 National Overview
- Earth from space: 15 amazing things in 15 yearsThe view of Earth from orbit is never the same – from minute to minute, day to day, year to year. In December of 1999 NASA launched a satellite that opened up a new era in our ability to see, measure and understand Earth and its changing climate. The satellite called Terra rocketed to space on Dec. 18, 1999. (And while it was designed for a five-year mission […]
- Earth from space: 15 amazing things in 15 years
- Holidays in the Caribbean and the US SoutheastSatellite data reveals increases in December lighting in the United States, Puerto Rico, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic, particularly in suburbs and rural areas.
- Holidays in the Caribbean and the US Southeast
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By admin | Published: February 12, 2012
Global Extinction: Gradual Doom as Bad as Abrupt In “The Great Dying” 250 million years ago, the end came slowly The geology of Griesbach Creek in the Arctic tells an ancient tale of slow extinction. Credit and Larger Version February 2012 The deadliest mass extinction of all took a long time to kill 90 percent […]