Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie indicated that he would like to suspend New Jersey’s participation in of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the successful Northeastern regional program to reduce carbon pollution. This would be an unfortunate course of action, and we hope that New Jersey’s leaders find a way to keep RGGI alive in the Garden State.
Archive for May, 2011
It is an odd contrast: the U.S. and Colombia are both coping with record floods, but only the developing country is readily accepting science-based risk analysis in its planning for future flood events.
Lack of extended cold winter temperatures may affect production of fruit and nut crops in some of the world’s growing regions, new study finds.
With extreme floods currently threatening communities along the Mississippi, The Nature Conservancy in Louisiana’s executive director Dr. Keith Ouchley is forced to think about the events in Louisiana of only the past several years – epic hurricanes, an oil spill of historic proportions, and now a raging flood on the nation’s largest river of which the likes hadn’t been seen in nearly 100 years.
As the recent analysis of England’s floods in 2000 shows, climate-science findings will come too late for the news cycle, and too late for the people now losing their livelihoods and homes.
An ambitious plan to restore and replant trees in an arid, degraded zone of Inner Mongolia promises carbon storage, and more immediate benefits to local communities.
what looks like a desert but is really full of water? The answer is: a Paramo – a high-altitude grassland ecosystem found mostly in the Andean mountains that looks like a desert but has enough water stored beneath the surface to supply 20 million Colombian’s with their water – including in the major cities of Bogota, Medellin and Cali.
Winning hearts and minds – even skeptical ones – with the science of climate change.
Coral reefs are in big trouble worldwide — and that’s not just bad news for snorkelers. It could mean death instead of life for millions of people … maybe even you.
Record flooding at Lake Champlain adds to the debate over potential climate change links to extreme weather.
RGGI carbon pricing is the right course of action for the Northeast U.S. economy. And residents of this region should be proud to be among the nation’s leaders in presenting a way forward for a clean-energy economy that reduces carbon pollution and protects our health.
Teens and young people take to the streets – and the courts – to say they can’t wait for action on climate change.
Federal budget cuts may jeopardize funding for new public lands that could support bird populations challenged by climate change.
Check out this 3-minute video, which tells the story of Arden O’Conner, a cancer survivor from Boston, Massachusetts, who says, “coral reefs saved my life.”
New Coastal Resilience Tool is helping communities see how future storms – and higher sea levels – may affect their shores, coastal settlements and infrastructure.