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Renewable Energy Provides 100 Percent of New Electrical Generation in July

Data from the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report just released from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects shows that 100 percent of new U.S. electrical generating capacity put into service for July...

Posted August 28, 2014    

Research Suggests Climate Models Underestimate Climate Sensitivity

Climate models are wrong?Climate models are mathematical representation of an enormously complex system. They are intended to project trends, not predict events. They are an imperfect but indispensable tool to gain an understanding of what we can...

Posted August 15, 2014    

Slight Uptick in U.S. New Vehicle Fuel Economy in July

U.S. fuel economy near record highAs we reported early last June, new vehicle fuel economy (window-sticker value) in the U.S. hit an all-time high in May of 25.7 miles per gallon (MPG) as reported by the University of Michigan Transportation...

Posted August 11, 2014    

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