In the News: March 21

Written by Stephanie Hedean on . Posted in Uncategorized

In the News is a Planet Change selection of news, stories and images on topics relating to climate change, nature, our environment and the impacts of a changing planet.
















NYC to Utilize Old Dump for Solar and Wind Power PHOTO
An old New York City dump site is soon be the home to alternative energy sources that could generate 20 megawatts of renewable power. (

Oil from Deepwater Horizon Entered Food Chain in the Gulf of Mexico
A new study confirms that oil from the Macondo well made it into the ocean’s food chain through the tiniest of organisms, zooplankton. (

Rising Sea Levels Seen As Threat to Coastal U.S.  About 3.7 million Americans live within a few feet of high tide and risk being hit by more frequent coastal flooding in coming decades because of the sea level rise caused by global warming, according to new research. (

The Colorado River: Running Near Empty
Follow the natural course of the Colorado by raft, on foot, and overhead in a small plane. (

Verizon to Reduce Carbon Footprint 50% by 2020, CEO says
Starting with the installation of solar arrays to power cell tower sites and plans for a geothermal powered data center. (

An All-Electric Vehicle: Up Close and Personal VIDEO
Join in on a test drive of the Nissan Leaf. (

Solar, Wind and Biofuels Were a $246 Billion Market in 2011
Trends that will drive the market in 2012: U.S. military investment, Japan’s post-Fukushima transition, energy-efficiency retrofits, waste-to-energy and energy storage solutions across the grid. (

A Warming Antarctic Brings Changes to Penguins Breeding Cycles
Three penguin species that share the Western Antarctic Peninsula for breeding grounds have been affected in different ways by the higher temperatures brought on by global warming. (


Stephanie Hedean is a Strategic Marketing and Communications Consultant and a Volunteer with the Nature Conservancy.

Photo by: Flickr user United Nations Photo (used under a Creative Commons license). Video by: The Green Grok, Dean Bill Chameides

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