Peter Hanlon is a Senior Research and Policy Analyst for the Water and Energy Program at GRACE. Peter has worked for numerous organizations on issues ranging from estuarine health to watershed management, land use planning and renewable energy. Peter earned his BA in Geography from the University of New Hampshire and an MA in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island.
Among all the resources that go into producing electricity, water often gets lost in the shuffle. Here's what we know: It can take a lot of water to generate electricity. How much? Well, that's a complicated question that researchers are beginning to tackle.
This Earth Day is being celebrated by collecting pictures and stories that show The Face of Climate Change. Our choice is Dr. Chris Gobler, a biologist from Stony Brook University who discusses in a video interview his important research on the effects of ocean acidification on marine life.
What has Ecocentric Blog had to say about climate change over the past couple of years, and the people who are trying to make a difference today? For this Earth Day 2013, here are eight archival posts from our unique food, water and energy perspective.
We Ecocentric bloggers were dismayed when the New York Times closed the Green blog because most mornings began with a visit there as we produced our curated Eco News. If the Green blog and environmental reporting aren't deemed essential at the Times, then what is?
A new pilot program will help Nebraska's farmers look towards the sun to power their irrigation. But just like homeowners, farmers should also take advantage of their countless energy - and water - efficiency opportunities.
Seismic testing for oil and gas under the Atlantic Ocean seafloor could injure up to 138,500 whales and dolphins and impact 108 fishing communities dotting the East Coast. But a growing chorus of allies is looking to stop the testing before it starts.
Giving the perfect gift can be difficult, even more so if you're looking for something that’s good for your recipient, your community and our planet. To help you out, here are some ideas for greener gifts sure to please everyone on your list!