The University of Rhode Island’s oceanography school has been awarded a $1 million grant to lead a national climate change education initiative.
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Bridgeport has implemented innovative strategies thanks to the leadership of Mayor Bill Finch and his BGreen 2020 initiative.
In a year that brought Connecticut the unlikely chaos of storm Sandy, severe flooding, a blizzard and — most recently — three tornadoes in one day and a fourth a week later, it turns out the weather’s unpredictability is now predictable.
Communities up and down the coast have been weighing whether they should let Mother Nature dictate the shoreline’s physical state or helping it along in the name of public use. Either way, the question that remains is whether Connecticut’s natural coastline – after two years of battering by Irene and Sandy and a couple of blizzards – can take another hit right now.
Global warming and cooling cycles over geological time scales are correlated with increasing and decreasing concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide, respectively. This post documents correlated changes occurring a) during the recent post-industrial period of global warming, b) over the last one thousand years, and c) over the past 800,000 years. Except for the industrial period,
According to ENE, the environmental group that has been the chief watchdog of RGGI, since the program was first announced in 2005 emissions among member states have declined 44 percent -– though much of that is due to power plants switching from dirtier fuels to cheaper natural gas. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from The CT Mirror.
The steps detailed Tuesday by President Obama to slow the progress of climate change while lessening its disastrous effects already underway mirror, in part, existing state and regional efforts to limit greenhouse gases and support renewable energy. The White House said the president’s plan will set up carbon emission standards for existing and new power
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, record droughts and wildfires in many states, President Obama has announced he will unveil a climate action plan on Tuesday designed to cut the carbon pollution fueling global warming and advance clean energy solutions. Environment Connecticut applauded the announcement.
“Connecticut is already paying a price as global warming fuels more damaging storms and dangerous heat waves,” said Chris Phelps, with Environment Connecticut. Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this news story.
A note from U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy in response to a letter I wrote about climate change: Thank you for contacting me about the environment. I share your concerns about climate change, and assure you that I am committed to doing everything necessary to stop and reverse this devastating environmental threat. You will be happy
After Cuban scientists studied the effects of climate change on this island’s 3,500 miles 5,630 kilometers of coastline, their discoveries were so alarming that officials didn’t share the results with the public to avoid causing panic. For more on this story, visit: Cuba girds for climate change by reclaiming coasts – Connecticut Post.
A vital track of the United Nation (UN) climate talks in Bonn, Germany, has collapsed after nations failed to resolve a dispute over the meeting’s agenda. Eight days into the two week meeting, a proposed addition by Russia to the agenda of the session dealing with the UN’s decision making process was not accepted. Then,
In recent years, record-breaking heat, massive flooding, widespread drought, and unprecedented storms have wreaked havoc on communities across the U.S. There were 11 extreme weather events that each caused over $1 billion in damage in 2012 and 14 such events in 2011.
While all the signs of climate change are assaulting our state with a ferocity never seen before it seems the current administration is content to ignore them and dismantle any environmental progress that Connecticut has made with backdoor deals, late-night bargains and an energy strategy that puts more emphasis on supporting polluting industry interests than
Gov. Jerry Brown warned scientists and policymakers Thursday that they are losing the war on climate change and urged them to become advocates for the planet. “We’ve got a big challenge. It’s daunting,” Brown said. “This is not just about science, this is about activism.” Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.
Seven in 10 U.S. citizens believe climate change is real and happening now. Yet most have never even contacted a government official about the issue, let alone volunteered with an environmental organisation or taken other action. These findings are part of an exploration of Climate Change in the American Mind issued by the Yale Project
Scenic Hudson’s adaptation tool box offers an interactive map for visualizing where future high tides and flood zones could reach. The website also features links to resources for shoreline adaptation and scientific data. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.
State regulators for the first time will have the authority to consider sea level rise as one of the factors in applications for money under the state’s Clean Water Fund as a result of legislation that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently signed into law, officials said. “I think people realize that these are factors that we should be taking into account,” said state Rep. James Albis, D-East Haven, chairman of the state’s Shorefront Preservation Task Force. The bill was one of four that emerged from the task force’s work.
On Wednesday, members of Capitalism vs. the Climate unfurled a banner from the bridge connecting the State Capitol and Legislative Office Building. The banner said: “We Will Not Let You Dam Our Rivers, Frack our Land, Sell Our Air.”
The banner referred to Gov. Malloy’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy, which demonstrators say expands Connecticut’s reliance on “false solutions.” Click on this Headline for more from CapitalismvsClimate.
The atmospheric CO2 concentration has just exceeded 400 ppm, and is continuing to grow. More importantly, contemporary CO2 levels since the industrial revolution have always exceeded the highest levels found in the geological record for 800,000 years. Furthermore, the rate of growth of atmospheric CO2 levels is itself accelerating. The excess CO2 originates from burning
WASHINGTON – This Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expanding the conversation on climate change through public engagement and education on the importance of continuing to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we live on. As we continue to make strides in protecting the climate