energy and climate change
When it comes to climate change and the ocean, we often think of the impacts to water temperature, sea level rise and coastal storms. However, Dr. Chris Gobler of Stony Brook University calls ocean acidification a "game-changer in the way we think about how climate change can affect the functioning of our oceans."
Scientists can take an important lesson from the "climategate" debacle by recognizing that even when thorough and rigorous science is performed, the need for openness and clarity still exists.
Let’s take the opportunities that recent natural disasters present and redefine our exceptionalism. Let’s build a sustainable future that can withstand uncertainties.
With climate change we'll get more droughts, floods, wildfires, hurricanes and tornadoes. With home owner's insurance we'll get higher rates, exclusions on coverage and denial of coverage altogether. Where are we headed?
Good news, America: your carbon emissions are going down! A closer look at a few states reveals some interesting trends, and hints at what the future might hold.
The southwestern Florida coast is beautiful, but awfully flat. That leaves this stretch of coast, along with much of America’s shore, susceptible to increasing sea level rise, as a new interactive flood map makes all too clear.
On May 5, thousands of communities will join together to "shine a spotlight on the connections between extreme weather and climate change."
Between the series' DVD release and recent controversy over how climate change was--or was not--tackled by BBC producers, it’s a good time for us to check out Frozen Planet for those of you who may have missed it. Come for the polar bears, stay for the timelapse ice melts. Plus: penguins!
Many people know that power plants are a major source of air pollution and greenhouse gasses; however, few are aware that many of those same plants kill and injure fish and other aquatic life.
Energy efficiency can help meet the country's growing demand for energy. It is the fastest, cleanest and most economical energy resource we have.
You may not realize it, but when you use energy, you're also using water indirectly - lots of it!
What do you get when you cross a majestic 100-kilowatt wind turbine with a hydrogen fueling station, a pair of high-tech solar trackers and several other renewable energy systems?
The energy-water nexus can bridge the cavernous partisan divide? According to a recent poll, Americans overwhelmingly agree that the nation must transition to a new energy future that protects our water supply.
A new coalition of clean energy advocates believes Long Island can power its future solely through renewables and energy efficiency by 2030.
According to a new report by Oceana, the areas most at risk from the harmful impacts of ocean acidification and climate change are poor coastal and small island nations, regions that depend heavily on seafood for protein.
How are food, water and energy connected? Find out in "Food, Water and Energy: Know the Nexus," a new paper that explains how and where these systems intersect, how they rely upon each other to function and how they can have a significant impact on each other.