Why California Is Standing Firm Against Trump on Auto Emissions

In an e360 interview, Mary Nichols, the long-time chair of the California Air Resources Board, talks about California’s continued efforts to stop the Trump administration’s rollback of stricter fuel efficiency standards, and why the auto industry is largely on its side.

By Paul Rogers

From Yale Environment360

https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-california-is-standing-firm-against-trump-on-auto-emissions

2019-09-17T14:17:23-07:00September 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Amazon Fires: Seven Countries Sign Forest Protection Pact

Seven South American countries have agreed measures to protect the Amazon river basin, amid global concern over massive fires in the world’s largest tropical forest.

Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Suriname signed a pact, setting up a disaster response network and satellite monitoring.

From the BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-49609702

2019-09-09T12:11:09-07:00September 9th, 2019|News|0 Comments

People Believe Achieving Environmental Sustainability Could Hinder Quality of Life

Attempts such as the U.S. ‘Green New Deal’ to create a more environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable world face a major challenge – people are sceptical you can achieve all three.

From: Environmental News Network

https://www.enn.com/articles/59511-people-believe-achieving-environmental-sustainability-could-hinder-quality-of-life

2019-09-03T10:07:16-07:00September 3rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Amazon Fires: Record Number Burning in Brazil Rainforest – Space Agency

Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year, new space agency data suggests.

The National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) said its satellite data showed an 84% increase on the same period in 2018.

From the BBC

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-49415973

2019-08-22T09:53:17-07:00August 22nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Amazon Fires: Record Number Burning in Brazil Rainforest – Space Agency

‘Invisible’ Crisis of Water Quality Threatens Human and Environmental Well-being: World Bank Report

Deteriorating water quality worldwide is slashing the economic potential of heavily polluted areas, according to a new World Bank report, released on Tuesday. It also warns that the “invisible crisis of water quality” is threatening human and environmental well-being.

From UN News

https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/08/1044551

2019-08-22T09:46:59-07:00August 22nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on ‘Invisible’ Crisis of Water Quality Threatens Human and Environmental Well-being: World Bank Report

Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months

The BBC

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48964736

Do you remember the good old days when we had “12 years to save the planet”?

Now it seems, there’s a growing consensus that the next 18 months will be critical in dealing with the global heating crisis, among other environmental challenges.

2019-07-24T15:26:52-07:00July 24th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months

Climate is Warming Faster Than it Has in the Last 2,000 Years

In contrast to pre-industrial climate fluctuations, current, anthropogenic climate change is occurring across the whole world at the same time, according to new studies. In addition, the speed of global warming is higher than it has been in at least 2,000 years.

 

Source: University of Bern

From Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190724131624.htm

2019-07-24T15:23:07-07:00July 24th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Climate is Warming Faster Than it Has in the Last 2,000 Years