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Next 5 years predicted to be abnormally hot

August 15th, 2018|

This summer’s worldwide heatwave makes 2018 a particularly hot year. As will be the next few years, according to a new study. Using a new method, the study shows that at the global level, 2018-2022 may be an even hotter period than expected based on current global warming.

Source: CNRS Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180815105319.htm

Environmental Regulations Drove Steep Declines in U.S. Factory Pollution

August 15th, 2018|

The federal Clean Air Act and associated environmental regulations have driven steep declines in air pollution emissions over the past several decades, even as U.S. manufacturers increased production, a study by two University of California, Berkeley, economists has shown.

Full article at Environmental News Network

https://www.enn.com/articles/55108-environmental-regulations-drove-steep-declines-in-u-s-factory-pollution

Mendocino Complex now largest wildfire in California history, Cal Fire says

August 8th, 2018|

The Mendocino Complex Fire in Northern California is now the largest in state history, scorching 283,800 acres, Cal Fire reported Monday.

The 11-day-old blaze in mainly mountainous terrain near Clear Lake topped the Thomas Fire, which was the state’s largest for about eight months after burning through 281,893 acres in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties in December 2017 and January 2018.

Read more here: https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/fires/article216163950.html#storylink=cpy

 

 

Trump’s Science Adviser Pick: Extreme Weather Expert With Climate Credentials

August 2nd, 2018|

Kelvin Droegemeier is vice president for research at the University of Oklahoma and a climate change scientist. His selection was widely welcomed.

BY MARIANNE LAVELLE

From Inside Climate News

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/01082018/kelvin-droegemeier-trump-picks-white-house-science-adviser-climate-change-extreme-weather

New EPA Chief Makes Clear: The Easing of Environmental Rules Will Continue

August 2nd, 2018|

Former energy lobbyist Andrew Wheeler said he will continue the deregulatory course set by Scott Pruitt, without the scandals that plagued his predecessor.

BY GEORGINA GUSTIN

From Inside Climate News

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02082018/new-epa-chief-andrew-wheeler-scott-pruitt-environment-climate-change-trump-coal

Deadliest Year on Record for Land and Environmental Defenders……

July 24th, 2018|

DEADLIEST YEAR ON RECORD FOR LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENDERS, AS AGRIBUSINESS IS SHOWN TO BE THE INDUSTRY MOST LINKED TO KILLINGS

Global Witness today reveals that at least 207 land and environmental defenders were killed last year – indigenous leaders, community activists and environmentalists murdered trying to protect their homes and communities from mining, agribusiness and other destructive industries

https://www.globalwitness.org/en/press-releases/deadliest-year-record-land-and-environmental-defenders-agribusiness-shown-be-industry-most-linked-killings/

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Rising Seas Could Cause Problems For Internet Infrastructure

July 17th, 2018|

The dense network of cables that make up the Internet is likely to be inundated with saltwater as sea levels rise, a new analysis suggests, putting thousands of miles of critical infrastructure along U.S. coastlines underwater in the next 15 years.

From NPR:

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/16/627254166/rising-seas-could-cause-problems-for-internet-infrastructure

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Leading by Example: Addressing Racial Equity Through Incremental Change

July 12th, 2018|

 

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Polluters exposed by new eye in the sky satellite

July 10th, 2018|

What must it be like to live in the Siberian town of Norilsk on a “bad air day”?

They say the local smelting industry produces 1% of all the sulphur dioxide (SO₂) going into the air globally, something close to two million tonnes a year.

SO₂ is particularly unpleasant if breathed in; but it also washes out of the sky as “acid rain”, damaging plant-life and denuding the quality of water in streams and rivers.

The extent of Norilsk’s pollution problem is captured in remarkable new maps from Europe’s Sentinel-5P satellite.

From BBC

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-44705268

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Higher ambition needed to meet Paris climate targets

July 10th, 2018|

Source: European Commission Joint Research Centre

The Joint Research Centre, the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, contributes to a growing body of evidence showing the need for ramped up climate action to limit global warming.

From Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180705114129.htm

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