For the first time in over 50 years Arctic waters will be the subject of a mapping expedition. What I want to know is, why? Arctic ice has been receding at a rapid and alarming rate over the past decade. We’ve seen the Northwest Passage open for the first time in recorded and memorable history, […]
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A new exploratory study out of George Mason University has found that people will care more about climate change if it is framed as a public health problem. The authors of the study interviewed 70 Americans and had the respondents read a public health framed essay on climate change. Their results found that, on the […]
New rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday will require 31 states to significantly improve their air quality for the sake of the rest of the country. The new rule which will be known as the Transport Rule will require 31 states and the District of Columbia to significantly improve their air quality by […]
A computer simulation of the possible spread of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill over the course of a full year has been released. This article originally published on Planetsave.com. Created by researchers from the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the animation is not a […]
Ever since negotiations for a successor to the Kyoto Protocol begun last year, we’ve been waiting to hear about progress. But as Yu Qingtai, China’s special representative for climate change talks says, things are looking a little gloomy.
Google has announced its own plan to wean America off the use of coal and oil by 2030.
China, and the mixed responsibilities in ensuring that their export and trade industry does not single-handedly doom the planet to a carbon ridden future.
Indigenous groups from the Americas, Africa and Asia are worried that, if industrialized nations are allowed to purchase carbon rights from their forests, they will lose out, seeing ownership change hands without them even being consulted.
The Center for American Progress argues that a $100 billion government investment in clean technology could create 2 million “green collar” jobs.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made it known that he believed the next president of America must show greater leadership than previous administrations in fighting climate change.
The UNEP has recommended that fossil fuel subsidies should be scrapped, and that in doing so could not only decrease the amount of greenhouse gases, but also give a “not insignificant boost to the global economy.”
Ask yourself this question. Does Sarah Palin believe that the polar bear should not have been listed as endangered because it is not based “on the best scientific and commercial data available,” or because it gets in her way of drilling in Alaska?
In the wake of the decision by the Bush administration to try and neuter the Endangered Species Act, environmental groups across America have come out in opposition to the plans. The latest, the Ecological Society of America, has come out hitting hard. "The concept of independent scientific review has been in practice since the 18th […]
While Bush noted that consideration would be provided for energy development, mining, and fishing, the EDF hopes that the areas will receive full protection. Without it, such activities “…could harm the seabirds, turtles, and other wildlife that lives in these areas.”
According to a survey of 1,000 American adults, local and national environmental issues are of more concern, than global issues like global warming and climate change.