Climate Change

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Investing in Home Solar? Read This First

Across the United States, investing in solar energy generation is on a roll. Cumulative PV and concentrating solar power (CSP) operating capacity has exceeded 15.9 gigawatts (GW), enough to power more than 3.2 million homes. On the International highway to a clean energy future, global warming mitigation milestones are being reached more regularly these days. A […]

December 2nd

Canada Launches World Premier Carbon Capture & Storage Site

Canada’s Boundary Dam power station just helped the world reach a historic milestone along the way to achieving a low-carbon future. With SaskPower’s announcement of the world’s first large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) system completion, the International Energy Agency (IEA) offered congratulations. Saskatchewan, Canada, is the site of the 110MW retrofit of SaskPower’s Boundary […]

November 26th

Energy’s Future in Light of US-China Climate Pact

With the new targets set last week between China and the United States, President Obama superseded the U.S. target of 17 percent reduction in emissions by 2020, made in Copenhagen in 2009. The new target reduction aims for 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, and aligned with a plan for reducing U.S. emissions by […]

November 24th

Netherlands Investing €20bn to Fight Rising Sea Level

Recently unveiling a multi-billion-euro, multi-decade plan to counter rising sea levels, the Netherlands is investing proactively to mitigate risks from global climate change. Surging seawater is the biggest environmental threat to this European nation, much of which lies below sea level. Environmental Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen, presenting the plan to parliament, called it “a […]

November 12th

Reducing Carbon Emissions in the New Climate Economy

The U.S. has targeted a 17 percent reduction in carbon emissions below 2005 levels by 2020. World Resources Institute (WRI) has identified many real-world examples where government policies and sustained technological progress are creating opportunities to achieve this goal and succeed beyond. According to WRI’s latest report, Seeing Is Believing: Creating a New Climate Economy, emerging […]

November 10th

Greenpeace Uses LEGOs to Save Polar Bears

The summer sea ice volume in the Arctic has shrunk 75% in the last 30 years. Impacted by climate change, melting arctic sea ice is subsequently speeding up the rate of global warming. The ability of the arctic ice to reflect some of the sun’s heat back up into space has always played an important […]

November 7th

Global Warming Mitigation Strategies from the 2014 NCA

Following up on last week’s article, Climate Change Facts from the 2014 National Climate Assessment, this article outlines necessary mitigation strategies to reduce the impacts of global warming, according to the research accomplished for the 2014 NCA. Appearing first on our sister site, EdenKeeper.org, this article is the fourth, and final, installment in the Fossil […]

October 29th

Chevrolet Revs Up Spelman Campus Sustainability Day

In a “Beyond Business as Usual” commitment by Chevrolet, Spelman College will sell certified carbon credits to the automaker, which will net the institution up to $100,000. Launched in 2010, the sale is part of a voluntary carbon reduction initiative undertaken by Chevrolet to prevent up to eight million metric tons of carbon emissions from […]

October 22nd

How Carbon Emission Reduction Can Pay For Itself

Health care savings can greatly defray costs of reducing carbon emissions, experts at MIT report. But just how large are the health benefits of cleaner air in comparison to the costs of carbon reduction policies? Researchers looked at three U.S. policies achieving the same carbon reductions. They found that the savings on health care spending […]

October 8th

New York City Hosts Historic Climate March

The historic People’s Climate March takes place in New York City this weekend. Originally posted on our sister site, EdenKeeper.org, this is an event not to be missed. New York City Hosts Historic Climate March Nationwide planning is in high gear for the “largest, most diverse day” of action on climate change, scheduled for Sunday, […]

September 18th

2.7m New Jobs In Clean Energy & 40% Less Carbon Emissions

A newly released report shows how the United States can cut its carbon pollution by 40 percent from 2005 levels. In the process, 2.7 million new clean energy jobs will be created, reducing the unemployment rate by 1.5 percentage points. Recently released in Nevada for the seventh annual National Clean Energy Summit, the report is […]

September 16th

Low Carbon Economy Index 2014: Two Degrees of Separation

With all of the efforts being put into lowering our global greenhouse gas emissions, and increased awareness of the importance of doing so, it would be nice to hear that we’re making progress toward a low carbon economy. However, unfortunately, the gap between climate ambition and climate reality is big enough that not only are […]

September 8th

Wildfire Prediction Sees Improvements In Modeling

A single battle with a large wildfire can easily burn $1 million a day in firefighting costs alone. National and state costs combined have exploded to nearly $3.5 billion annually, and firefighting costs are not the end of the story. In an environment of global heating and prevailing droughts, firefighting costs are just the beginning […]

August 25th