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Renewable Energy Provides 56 Percent of New Electrical Generation Capacity in First Half of 2014

Renewable energy on the marchKeeping with the steady growth and adoption of renewable energy, the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report just released from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects states...

Posted July 23, 2014    

Geoengineering - Insanity? All the More Reason to Discuss It

Is geoengineering pure insanity? Maybe we should talk about itIs geoengineering the key to solving the global climate change problem? That’s the kind of question that evokes a knee-jerk reaction from those who consider it, including me. I believe we...

Posted July 22, 2014    

Sea Level Rise and Global Warming [INFOGRAPHIC]

We’ve been focusing lately on sea level rise. Most recently we’ve featured the work of John Englander, oceanographer and author of High Tide on Main Street. Englander’s approach is to emphasis the reality of current and projected sea...

Posted July 18, 2014    

Renewable Energy Provides 88 Percent of All New Generation for May, But Fossil Fuel Use, CO2 on the Rise

Strong growth of renewables continues apaceSeveral key findings from the recently released Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects Energy Infrastructure Update report and the Energy information’s Electric...

Posted June 30, 2014    

Warmest May on Record

Oceans fuel record warmth for May 2014In its most recent State of the Climate Report released on Monday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that May 2014 was the hottest May on record. The combined average global...

Posted June 27, 2014    

Rising Seas: Adapting to Changing Coastlines [VIDEO]

Sea level rise and the changing shorelineOceanographer and author of High Tide on Main Street, John Englander is a leading expert and educator on sea level rise. In this TED talk Englander explains how human civilization takes for...

Posted June 24, 2014    

Plastic Bank: First 3D Printed Items Made from Recycled Ocean Plastic

World Ocean Day: Saving the ocean from plastic pollutionSunday, June 8 was officially World Ocean Day. At a time when we find the world’s oceans in crisis from acidification, warming surface temperatures, overfishing and pollution, calling attention...

Posted June 14, 2014    

EPA Proposes New Power Plant Emissions Standards

Earlier this week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced proposed plans to limit carbon emissions from power plants. The new rules fall under the Clean Air Act, mandating the EPA to reduce air pollution that harms public health.In the...

Posted June 8, 2014    

Average Vehicle Fuel Economy at Record High

Higher gas prices, better fuel economy, lower emissionsAccording to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute the average fuel economy (the number given on the window sticker) for new vehicles hit a record high in May of 25.6...

Posted June 6, 2014    

CO2 Levels Reach and Maintain 400 PPM - A Dubious Milestone in Human History

The World Meteorological Organization reports that, for the first time in human history, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) eclipsed 400 parts-per-million (ppm) in the northern hemisphere for the entire month of April. CO2...

Posted June 3, 2014    

Non-Hydro Renewables Generate More Electricity Than Conventional Hydro for First Time

Historically large-hydro renewable sources like large dams have contributed most electrical generation from the combined renewable sources including wind, solar, biomass and geothermal. But the tide may be turning on the growing renewable...

Posted May 30, 2014    

New Research on Climate Sensitivity [VIDEO]

Climate sensitivity is the degree to which global climate responds to a change in the amount of energy in the climate system. More specifically it is defined as the “equilibrium change in response to changes of the radiative forcing.”In...

Posted May 18, 2014