Posts Tagged ‘ global warming ’

NPR Guts Its Environment And Climate Reporting Team

Oct 27th, 2014 | By

One week after Environmental Headlines went on indefinite hiatus, National Public Radio has gutted its staff dedicated to covering environmental and climate issues.

Will climate change debate receive a grass roots push?

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

After 20 years of debate we have failed to reach consensus ….

Environment: Cloudy With A Chance Of Clearing

Oct 19th, 2014 | By

Complicating the forecast, of course, is climate change.

U.N. Climate Summit Underscores Perennial Differences on Climate Change | Henry Auer

Oct 6th, 2014 | By

The United Nations convened a Climate Summit on September 23, 2014 as a springboard for action on addressing global warming. About 120 national leaders attended, as well as leaders in business, government and action groups. Notable by their absence were the leaders from China and India, two of the nations among developing countries with the

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Connecticut Breathes Deep, Enjoys Better Quality Air Over Summer

Oct 4th, 2014 | By

Connecticut residents, who enjoyed a mild summer, also experienced a decrease in the number of unhealthy air quality days this year compared with 2013, and an even greater drop when compared with 2012, the federal Environmental Protection Agency confirmed Wednesday. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut Breathes Deep, Enjoys Better Quality Air Over Summer

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People’s Climate March… Voices Heard?

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By
Environmental Headlines editor Christopher Zurcher wearing his Environmental Headlines hat and t-shirt (x-larges available, and other sizes probably too, just inquire) and partner Rachel Heerema stand on Central Park West approaching the People's Climate March, Sept. 21, 2014.

Many of us participated in the inspiring People’s Climate March on 9/21/2014 in New York City. Marchers represented a wide variety of religious, educational, environmental, energy, social justice, peace, health, labor, cultural and other organizations. Click on this Environmental Headline for more about the climate march.

Will Massive People’s Climate March Launch a Movement that Can Challenge Corporate Power?

Sep 29th, 2014 | By
There were people, aka climate marchers, as far as the eye could see looking north up Central Park West in New York City during the People's Climate March, Sept. 21, 2014. (photo: cjzurcher, Environmental Headlines)

The summit is intended to kickstart a process that it is hoped will result in a substantive international agreement at next December’s global climate negotiations in Paris.

NY A.G. Schneiderman op-ed on climate in the NYT

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently published an op-ed on The Huffington Post on the recent pattern of extreme weather events across New York State as well as his office’s efforts to address the effects of climate change and protect our communities.

Record Greenhouse Gases Continue to Accumulate in the Atmosphere, by Henry Auer

Sep 24th, 2014 | By

The World Meteorological Organization, an agency of the United Nations, reported recently that the global average concentration of carbon dioxide, a major GHG, reached a record level of 396 parts per million in 2013 …

Hundreds? or thousands? from Conn. head to People’s Climate March?

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
The view looking south along Central Park West during the People's Climate March in New York City Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (photo: cjzurcher)

Was it hundreds from Conn? or Thousands? at the ?#?PeoplesClimateMarch?? The Associated Press, and therefore just about every newspaper in the state, ran the headline, courtesy of The AP, “Hundreds head from Conn. to NYC for climate march.” Other news organizations followed suit, like CBS reporting “Thousands to attend climate march.”

Having ridden the train with others, both going (on Saturday) and coming home Sunday, I think hundreds is a very low average estimate. Thousands of people from the state were in those trains. I spoke with people who boarded trains close to 7 a.m. Many others filled the trains later in the morning and day.

Global warming a threat to Greenwich birds, and birds elsewhere

Sep 15th, 2014 | By

According to a recent report by the National Audubon Society, these birds are just a few of the local species that may disappear from Greenwich and its environs by 2080 because of climate change — read that as global warming. Rising temperatures and tides, the report says, could force the birds to seek cooler climates

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Report highlights need to tackle climate change in New York

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By
Flood of June 2013 in Mohawk Valley. Oneida, NY. Courtesy of the Flickr account of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

In remarks delivered during a forum New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released a report that, for the first time, details the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme rainfall events across New York State and outlined the unique approach his office has taken on environmental issues in the last 3 ½ years.

Sea Level Rise: Mitigation and Adaptation in the Risky Business Model

Jul 16th, 2014 | By

Summary.  Sea level rise is caused by expansion of ocean water as the world’s temperature rises, and by net melting of glaciers, ice sheets and ice shelves.  Ice will continue melting as long as the temperature remains above the freezing point. Sea level rise is already impacting coastal cities in the U. S. and elsewhere. 

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Dartmouth Climate Institute hosts tribal sustainability panel

Jul 12th, 2014 | By
(photo: Natalie Cantave, The Dartmouth)

Aiming to spread awareness of the tribal sustainability partnerships that emerged following the November Indigenous Peoples Working Group meeting at Dartmouth, students and research fellows presented findings at a Thursday panel on tribal sustainability and Arctic protection initiatives.

The Risky Business Project Report: a Business Perspective on Global Warming

Jul 4th, 2014 | By

The Risky Business Project, describes historical patterns of changes brought about by global warming in the U. S., and projects future changes up to the year 2100 based on risk analysis as used in the business world. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from global warming expert and Headlines contributor Henry Auer.

The U. S. National Climate Assessment: Effects of Warming and Measures to Counteract Them, by Henry Auer

Jun 24th, 2014 | By

Important procedures involved in combating further warming include risk assessment and evaluation, and iterative (cyclical) sequences of planning, decision-making and implementation of projects, coupled with critical analysis of steps in these processes along the way. Applying the results of such analysis back to optimize the steps should be done repetitively in order to achieve desired goals.

Wind becoming a new Connecticut shoreline storm concern

Jun 23rd, 2014 | By

In Connecticut, all local building officials can do is grit their teeth and enforce the state building code. While they can encourage homeowners to build or renovate to higher standards including those for wind, communities cannot mandate requirements that exceed the state code. For more on this story, visit: Wind becoming a new Connecticut shoreline

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U.S. warming fastest in Northeast, Southwest

Jun 6th, 2014 | By
A snowman at the beach (cjzurcher)

Ten states — Maine, Vermont, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Delaware, New Mexico, Connecticut and New York — have gotten at least 2 degrees warmer in the past 30 years.

The Supreme Court Has Been Clear – EPA Has Authority to Address Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

Jun 1st, 2014 | By

EPA has clear authority to address this harmful pollution, authority that is manifest in our nation’s clean air laws, that has been confirmed time and again by the United States Supreme Court, and that has been recognized even by those who continue to obstruct climate progress in the courts. And the agency has a responsibility to exercise that authority through science-based actions to address climate pollution in a way that protects public health and welfare.

Insurance industry sees risk, adapting to guard against climate change

May 29th, 2014 | By

Last month, Farmers Insurance Co., one of the nation’s largest insurers, filed nine class action suits alleging that about 200 Chicago area localities knew that climate change would lead to greater rainfall but haven’t taken action to guard against future flooding.